Antique Pierce Arrow just for fun
I have a 1982 Pierce Arrow that is not in service. The truck was just retired from active use and is fully functional. I've never run the pumps and am slowly learning about how that process works.
The truck has a 1000 gallon water tank and a 1,250 GPM Waterous pump.
I was told by a firefighter that it would not be possible to pump water at low pressure "for fun" because the pump is designed to have hydrant support while in use and that the water tank is simply to maintain prime.
Is this true? I can't shoot some water at low pressure without worrying about burning up the pump?
I can fill the water tank with a garden hose but connecting to a hydrant or drafting from a stream is not an option.
Thanks for any input!