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    I have been in the fire service for 30 years and have never seen a nozzle like this.My dad gave it to me and was givento him by his dad.It is a 2 1/2"brass nozzle with one hole in the front and 5 holes in the back. It kind of looks like a bresnin cellar nozzle but it will not spin. It has stamped in it self advancing nozzle pat.1896 but some of the letters and # are hard to read.I hooked it up at the drill yard and self advances.It looks like it would work good in long hallways or heavy heat in a upper floor fires.


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    Quote Originally Posted by durtfire59 View Post
    I have been in the fire service for 30 years and have never seen a nozzle like this.My dad gave it to me and was givento him by his dad.It is a 2 1/2"brass nozzle with one hole in the front and 5 holes in the back. It kind of looks like a bresnin cellar nozzle but it will not spin. It has stamped in it self advancing nozzle pat.1896 but some of the letters and # are hard to read.I hooked it up at the drill yard and self advances.It looks like it would work good in long hallways or heavy heat in a upper floor fires.
    It is a sewer clean out nozzle. the rear facing jets moved it forward while the pointed shape and one forward facing opening broke up the clogs in the pipe.
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    Can it really move 250 ft of 1.75" hose?? Or does it just move along as you hump more hose in?
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    Sounds like a good nozzle for a rookie prank. "Hey Rookie, man that nozzle!"

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    I think it moved it self along pretty well as long as hose was continuously fed to it. I don't think it would free pull a couple hundred feet of hose down the pipe all its own.

    The only ones I ever saw were 2 1/2. They were somewhat conical with a hole in the tip and holes facing rearward. the forward one was supposed to break up obstructions as the conical shape was powered through by the rear facing discharge openings.
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    Aslo named "******nozzle"
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    Does it look like this?



    The one pictured works at 1100 psi.

    "The combination jet/vac process consists of a hose and nozzle that is propelled forward in the sanitary sewer line by high water pressure. Depending on the size and type of sewer line, a steel nozzle weighing 10-12 pounds, is placed on the end of the hose. The steel nozzle controls the rotation to clean the sewer walls. In this incident a 1-inch steel nozzle was used. The water pressure is usually 1100-1200 psi. at the nozzle, which corresponds to 80 gallons of water per minute delivered at the nozzle. This high water pressure allows the nozzle to propel the hose forward in a rotating manner to clear obstructions in the sewer line."
    Source: Iowa FACE Program

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Does it look like this?



    The one pictured works at 1100 psi.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Does it look like this?



    The one pictured works at 1100 psi.



    Source: Iowa FACE Program
    I wish they would have said the city. See if its close to me.

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    Sounds like it may be for flushing pipes,It is not that high pressure washer hose.

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