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    Default Akron DeckMaster/SaberMaster for CAFS application.

    Working on specs for a CAFS engine and would be interested in feedback from anyone currently using this combination for a CAFS master stream appliance.

    Akron DeckMaster Model 3440 Electronic Monitor

    http://www.akronbrass.com/uploadedFi...DeckMaster.pdf

    Akron SaberMaster 1250 Nozzle

    http://www.akronbrass.com/uploadedFi...aberMaster.pdf

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    In our experiences, smooth bore nozzles are the best for CAFS, although there are now some handline combination nozzles that are hitting the market. We run TFT Blitzfires connected to up to 300' of 2.5" hose, pull off what you need and plug into the CAFS discharge. Depending on the terrain, can be used by 1 person with very good mobility. Watched 1 of my guys at a fully involved residence put out a whole lot of fire by himself with this setup.

    If you really have your heart set on flowing CAFS through a deck gun of this kind, please make sure you have it plumbed so that you can flow CAFS, but also get the full flow of the nozzle when you are flowing straight water. Usually to do this, the manufacturer has to run a CAFS line and a separate water line to the gun discharge. Has to do with the line restrictions from running through the foam manifiold. Extra $$$$ you may want to think about.

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    The SaberMaster nozzle actually has a 2" straight bore opening through the center when utilized in that mode. Just trying to avoid the up and down on the apparatus to change out tips as a safety precaution as the engine will be a side mount pump. We are also planning on a rear mounted portable appliance such as a blitzfire preconnected to a CAFS discharge.

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    Default Further follow up

    I spoke with the folks at Akron in regards to this combination and they advised me the 1577 nozzle has a built in stream shaper which would not be good for CAFS applications.

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    Before you buy a quick attack monitor do a head to head of a Akron Mercury and a Blitzfire. You'll likely find the Akron beats the pants off the TFT. TFT has a autoshutdown gimmick that that the talk about but you'll find it is very sensitive and shuts down for no logical reason. At low flow. Put a flowmeter on both.

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    Eric,
    The 1577 is what is on Engine 1. The stream shaper has never been an issue and reach is amazing.

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