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    Default Remote/Automatic Hydrant Valves

    I've seen them mentioned in several articles I've read. I've never used or seen one, wondering if anyone who uses them could share info on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    I've seen them mentioned in several articles I've read. I've never used or seen one, wondering if anyone who uses them could share info on it.
    Umm that is what the fire services needs, something that doesn't require a real fireman to be at the hydrant. Another tool, maybe to cut the department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    I've seen them mentioned in several articles I've read. I've never used or seen one, wondering if anyone who uses them could share info on it.
    IIRC Syracuse FD used these?

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    thats one of the places I've heard about them from, read an article about their engines.

    Outside of that and a couple other articles mentioning them, I've never heard about or seen one.

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    I've never actually seen one myself. Union fire in Carlisle, PA had a contraption on their old Engine 241 that when you pulled up to a hydrant, a button in the cab was pressed, and the LDH with Humat valve and box were ejected off the tailboard of the apparatus for the next company to pick up.

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    Hdra-Shield Carlin valve is one such item.

    http://www.hydra-shield.com/products_3.php#

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    so how's it work?

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    Springs, valves, smoke and mirrors.

    All very clever really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    Hdra-Shield Carlin valve is one such item.

    http://www.hydra-shield.com/products_3.php#
    I think he's looking for a radio controlled valve that goes on the hydrant so you can remotely command it to open when you're ready for water
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Talking Ummm, Yeah............

    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I think he's looking for a radio controlled valve that goes on the hydrant so you can remotely command it to open when you're ready for water
    We have a couple of those. We call them "Engines" or "Pumpers". The Crew responds to the call on them, one will pick up the Hydrant to provide water to the one that's attacking the Fire. When the Attack Piece RADIOS a COMMAND to the one on the Hydrant, they open the VALVE and charge the Supply Line...........
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    We don't need such a thing either... since we aren't blessed enough to have those hydrant things you speak of.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I think he's looking for a radio controlled valve that goes on the hydrant so you can remotely command it to open when you're ready for water

    those actually exist? The valve on that page and ones I've heard of before don't use batteries or radio controls.

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    Our hydrants open remotely all the time when it is hot out.


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    Wink Hmmmm...........

    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitFF View Post
    Our hydrants open remotely all the time when it is hot out.


    Y'all Still Have Water??.............. I figured the Water System would have collapsed like most of the rest of the City...........

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