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    Default Do you know what this is for?

    Could someone please tell me what this is used for?
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    I believe it will be a jet siphon used for a multiple dump tank operation. It goes on the end of the hard suction hose that is in the tank and once you charge the 1 1/2 line going to it, the water coming through the hose and start siphoning the water from the dump tank.

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    Outstanding, thank you. Now that you said that, someone just came by the station and they said the same thing.
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    yup thats exactly what that is some just look different than other ones. Sometimes the 1 1/2 outlet is not is not at a 90 degree angle like that one is most time it just comes straight out.

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    Being a rural guy, that is jet siphon.

    Pretty critical piece of equipment for a department using water shuttles.
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    A good tool, but even better is a low level strainer with a 1.5" connection.

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    It is the finial of the Scepter of Anubis. Keep it locked in a crate made from the wood of the a tree that was cut down without an axe.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    I thought it was a Mototrbo radio tuning tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I thought it was a Mototrbo radio tuning tool.
    Are the nickel percentages in one of those things greater or less than 8%?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    It is the finial of the Scepter of Anubis. Keep it locked in a crate made from the wood of the a tree that was cut down without an axe.
    Does a tree cut down without an axe make a sound in the forest when it falls if there isn't anyone there to hear it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Are the nickel percentages in one of those things greater or less than 8%?

    .............. Yes.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I thought it was a Mototrbo radio tuning tool.
    NOW thats just plain hilarious BLake !



    My guess is that the original poster is a city boy that has never seen a real water supply system put to use.
    We have these on every truck along with the low level strainer/siphon flows on the engines.

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    Is there a flow difference between a standard jet siphon and a low level with a jet siphon?

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    I dont think there is a flow diffrence, however with a lowflow strainer you can get more of the water out of the porta-tank with out creating a vortex and sucking air.

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    The "Rural" side of the area that I run is such that we use Folding Tanks from time to time. We seem to have a problem with the Newer type Flat Strainers not wanting to stay flat on the Bottom of the Tank. Last time we were using one, I ended up Holding the Strainer Down with a Halligan Bar wedged between the Tank Frame and the Handle on the Strainer......
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post

    My guess is that the original poster is a city boy that has never seen a real water supply system put to use.
    We have these on every truck along with the low level strainer/siphon flows on the engines.
    We have one - from an older engine, so the size is wrong. It is 5 inch, everything we use now is 6. I have a couple of 6 inch mounting rings that I am going to do some fabricating on to make into siphons.

    If anyone needs a 5 inch....

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyman2 View Post
    I dont think there is a flow diffrence, however with a lowflow strainer you can get more of the water out of the porta-tank with out creating a vortex and sucking air.
    I didn't know. We only use the low level. Which with that being said about the only time we use a jet siphon is during training just so we remember how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    The "Rural" side of the area that I run is such that we use Folding Tanks from time to time. We seem to have a problem with the Newer type Flat Strainers not wanting to stay flat on the Bottom of the Tank. Last time we were using one, I ended up Holding the Strainer Down with a Halligan Bar wedged between the Tank Frame and the Handle on the Strainer......
    We have the same issues. If you can loosen the strainer and turn it some and then tighten it back up will help sometimes. You either do that before you start dumping water or you do it with a full tank so you don't suck air. I think when it happens we have gotten a twist in the hard suction when we put it on the truck. I notice the problem more when we are using a truck that has the strainer pre-connected to the hard suction.

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    That pink object under that metal thing is a hand.

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    We use both types. The flat bottom swivel strainer is usually on the attack engine intake suction in porta-tank #1 and the ring type is used to feed from tank #2 to #1. We found that in most cases having two porta-tanks set up lets the tankers dump their full loads and get back on the road to the supply point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    The "Rural" side of the area that I run is such that we use Folding Tanks from time to time. We seem to have a problem with the Newer type Flat Strainers not wanting to stay flat on the Bottom of the Tank. Last time we were using one, I ended up Holding the Strainer Down with a Halligan Bar wedged between the Tank Frame and the Handle on the Strainer......
    We have the same problem, although sometimes it cures itself once you get a prime and there's water in the suction hose.

    We have a low-level with an inch and a half fitting on it. We don't use it very often, though.

    We have no pressurized hydrants in our district. If it goes beyond tank water, we're drafting from a port-a-pond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    My guess is that the original poster is a city boy that has never seen a real water supply system put to use.
    We have these on every truck along with the low level strainer/siphon flows on the engines.

    Negative my friend. I run in both rural and city, Most of our calls are rural. It's a relatively new item and I didn't know what it was for. We usually use the low level strainer with a 1.5 attached. In which I still prefer after now playing with both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donk7267 View Post
    It's a relatively new item and I didn't know what it was for.
    We might still have the one we built for our 750 pumper 20 or so years ago...
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