I never understood the 2 200' mentality, either. Every place I've seen has buildings that range from right beside the sidewalk to waayyy off the road. Places with obstructions that had to be stretched around, huge buildings that would eat up that 200' before you even got to the fire, etc etc etc. I've heard guys rant on and on about how you'll never use all those crosslays, and/or you ain't got the water etc. Never occurs to them that having a bunch means you can pack different lengths for different situations.
I think the 2/2 thing came into play as an average number for builders to use as a "standard" for stock units and pricing. Many depts probably either never considered changing it, or put it farther down the priorities list, and ran out of budget.
Just my take, but those PUC crosslays look like they'd be a bitch to load without a slide out tray- they're 1 width wide, and VERY deep to keep them at a low height. Same goes for through the body speedlays, how else are you supposed to load em? Access doors from the cab or cpmts?
I like the idea of keeping spare, preloaded trays- kind of like a speed loader, a spare cylinder, or an extra magazine for a pistol! Smart thinking!! Nothing is so much fun as reloading filthy, half frozen hose after a winter fire. This would put you back in service quickly.
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08-18-2011, 10:35 AM #62
1506 gpm @ 150 psi (pump tach: 1630, cab tach: 1680)
1063 gpm @ 200 psi (pump tach: 1640, cab tach: 1700)
750 gpm @ 250 psi (pump tach: 1840, cab tach 1860)
A severe vibration was noted during 200 psi pump test as well.
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