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Thread: 2" v.s 1.75" attack lines/ crosslays

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    Both.

    Most fires don't need that much water. Room and contents fires were put out for decades with 1 1/2" hose.
    Shucks, a lot were put out with booster reels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    Shucks, a lot were put out with booster reels!
    Not today, thank you very much!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Not today, thank you very much!!
    Yes, our one lonely little booster reel is quite handy for brush fires and cleaning up tools, and that is pretty much it.
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    When I started in 1958, I had two Choices, 1 inch Booster line or 2 1/2 inch line. I got a lot of Fire with that one inch in the first year of using it, then we got a new Engine, and our first 1 1/2........ We bought our last Booster reel in 1965, except for a garden hose size reel on the several brush rigs after that..... We moved up to 2 inch in the mid 70s, but kept the 1 1/2 for most of the work. Today the "Fire" Engine runs with a split bed of 2,000ft of 3 inch, a dead load of 600 ft of 2 1/2 with a 200 ft "Bundle Load" of 1 1/2 on top of that, connected to a gated wye. A 200 ft 1 1/2, a 250 1 1/2, a 400 ft 1 1/2 and a 250 2 inch line are all preconnected on the rear. The right side running board box has a 150ft 1 1/2 preconnect and the front bumper has 150 ft of 1 1/2 preconnected. There are no crosslays. Standpipe bags carry a 100 ft. 1 1/2 line and accessories, and a second bag has 300 ft of 1 inch Forestry hose and accessories. The "Rescue" Engine has the same front bumper line and supply line, along with 2 200ft 1 1/2 lines in crosslays over the Pump, a 250 and 400 1 1/2 lines and a 250 ft 2 inch line all off the back......

    My personal preference?? 1, 2, and 3 inch. Forget the !/2s and the 3/4s..........
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