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    Question Ouestion about Stortz fittings

    There has been much discussion this morning around the station about whether or not you can draft with a Stortz fitting in place. Some say yes, others say no. If I remember right, you can with the correct gasket in place, one with a lip on the outer part of the gasket. Can anyone help solve this?
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    We have stortz fittings on our hard suction hoses and yes they have a different gasket than your normal stortz fitting. We draft from dump tanks and are very successful with the stortz.

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    waterboy 1 is correct. We also draft with Storz fittings. It doesn't hurt to carry a roll of duct tape in case you have the wrong gasket on the storz. You can tape the couplings to maintain your vacuum.

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    Thumbs down Not Here......

    We do not use storz couplings so we have no problems. There are a lot of good reasons for not using them. Some are:
    The design is not 200 years old
    You can not pick up the "wrong" end
    They are too easy to operate
    They will fit your neighboring FD's truck without adapters
    and the list goes on...... Stay Safe....
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    hwoods, sarcasm works well for you.
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    Hwoods.....hmmmmmm..What a concept...I never thought of it that way.
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    Talking NEWS FLASH!!

    This breaking news item just in. A rookie was sent from the Glenn Dale Boulevard station (18) to make the rounds of several other area stations in an attempt to find a lost Storz Double Male Fitting. The Asst. Chief who dispatched the rookie on the search thinks the coupling will not be found. Stay Safe....
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    I assume the rookie's next assignment will be to search the station for the hose stretcher and inventory the left handed spanner wrenches.

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    .....or check the radiator water level on the (aircooled) portable pump or find a nozzle to suit that 5" 'LDH' hose.

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