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    Quote Originally Posted by MG3610 View Post
    I thought I knew where this was, but when we drove by today it doesnt look like the same place..
    Go south on 12 to the second traffic light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by confire
    I guess I'm one of them, what's a "wall hydrant"?
    I'll take a stab at this one.

    Growing up in the '60's, I remember seeing these alot at big stores, high rises, etc. on the exterior building walls. At that time, I guessed they were hookups for the fire trucks to pump water into the building. Only a very few times did I see another connection inside a building, with a sign that said "For Fire Dept. Use Only", or something similar. At that time, I figured it was where the FF's were able to bring in hose, connect to it, and fight the fire. I was either in the 3rd or 4th grade, when I had an interest in fire trucks, and what they did. When I got older, the interest died away, by way of a Military upbringing, and family history.

    Flash forward 40+yrs. I'm a fire/rescue technician (sorry for the digression).

    This is a wall hydrant http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncut/46993573/ . More than likely I'll be wrong with the following, and will be corrected.

    More than likely the reason why you don't see them as much as you used to, is because of the fire codes that have been implemented over the years. Sprinkler systems are one reason why. But I have seen them on buildings built within the last couple years, so they are not yet obsolete.

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    That would be the same as a FDC for standpipes or to support the sprinkler, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Go south on 12 to the second traffic light.
    Buff,

    Is this in Southern Shores?

    I will be in OBX next week and would like to look at this!

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    Default Speaking of drafting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1FF View Post
    Is this in Southern Shores?
    Not even close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txgp17 View Post
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    Keep some paint on the PVC and you'll will keep UV from prematurely destroying that elbow/pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confire View Post
    I guess I'm one of them, what's a "wall hydrant"?
    What I was taught a wall hydrant is, is the discharge head from the fire pump mounted on an exterior wall. Generally there will be enough 2 1/2 outlets rated at 250 gpm each to equal the capacity of the fire pump. This is a discharge from the fire pump and is NOT the same as the siamese connection for feeding the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    What I was taught a wall hydrant is, is the discharge head from the fire pump mounted on an exterior wall.
    My former Capt (retired) was a Fire Prevention Guru. The term he used was "test header."
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