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    Seems like there is an awful lot of movement after the hose comes out of the bed. I would have to think that this is going to reduce the service life of the outer jacket on the hose. If you could lay 5" rubber jacket hose, who long is that going to last getting drug along the pavement every time it gets dropped? I see holes getting ripped and worn into rubber hose real quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG3610 View Post
    687 seems high, did you include the 20 residual?
    You're right, I left that out.
    Still, the corrected flow, using a 0.08 FLCo, is 651 GPM if FL is 180 psi. That's adequate for any residential interior fire attack. If things escalate farther than that, the structure is usually total loss anyway.

    A single hose wagon and 5,300' of hose is a lot cheaper, and safer, than a fleet of 5-7 Tankers (tenders). But you'd still need a good tanker to go to the scene to nurse the attack pumper until the hose is filled.

    My Dept has 10,000' of 7" hose for Petrochemical Fires. The capabilities of that stuff is amazing. We keep it on two trailers. I wish it was on a dedicated Apparatus that could deploy it easier.
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    TX, How often do they make you test the hose and how do you pick it up after it's stretched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBaronl32 View Post
    TX, How often do they make you test the hose and how do you pick it up after it's stretched?
    We test it in compliance with NFPA 1962, done at 300 psi.

    It's double jacketed, so the weight is awful, 135 lbs per 100' role. It's a workman's comp injury waiting to happen.

    We roll it like any other hose, then two FF's load it onto a ATV or truck to transport back to the reloading point. Then it get placed on a Lazy Susan where it's flat loaded back onto the trailer. Each hose trailer holds about 5,000' of hose, and they CANNOT be safely towed by a pickup.
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