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    Im trying to find info on putting a shoulder strap on a 2.5 gallon water can. I read it in a article in either Fire Rescue or Fire Engineering. Anyone know how to do this......im looking to do this to the new cans we orderd.

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    Some old seat belts from the ADV fires and a Pop-Rivet gun.

    Hope you don't need more instruction than that.

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    Take a seatbelt strap place it through the metal clip that is welded to the top side of the can and insert a bolt and nut with a lock washer.(or rivet)

    Then on the lower lip of the can near the base drill a hole and insert the same as above.

    Viola!

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    A piece of 1" or wider webbing works as well.
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    E229's idea with the seat belt is a great way to do it. You can also buy a harness for it that I'm sure is pretty self explanatory. Both ways I think are just as good, however the seat belt way is cheaper.

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    Also would you recomend useing a small (1 cap full or so) amount of anti-freeze in them to keep the water from freezing? What about some dish soap for better penatration?
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    Well unless you are keeping this can in your personal vehicle I don't think you will have to worry about it freezing.

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    LOL defently not in my POV.

    I got brackets that I am going to mount them to the tailboard of the pumper I am working on. We standby alot for FEMA and the airport for controlled burns they do in the winter.
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    Admit it your making "Saddlebags" for your motorcycle
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    Jesse,

    Admit it your making "Saddlebags" for your motorcycle
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Can you picture that. It could be your deparments fly vehicle..lol Won't have to worry about gettting stuck in traffic.

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    We bought our can straps here:

    http://www.allhandsfire.com/harnesses.html

    They have two different styles....
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    i dont if other people are wrong but i think fire hooks unlimted sell that product. though i am not ff but in my opinion i would not use something (rivets) on a can because u wonder if u could compromize the safety of the shell remember tested 500 lbs but that is with out puncutres

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    (rivets) on a can because u wonder if u could compromize the safety of the shell
    The rivets are not going into the vessel, they are going into the sheet metal base which surrounds the rounded tank. Most of you knew that, right?

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    Originally posted by E229Lt


    The rivets are not going into the vessel, they are going into the sheet metal base which surrounds the rounded tank. Most of you knew that, right?


    Several points. One, Put a few ounces of Class A foam in the can. Two, for antifreeze, use RV "Drinkable" Antifreeze instead of the Automotive type. Three, We use old seat belts for straps. Four, If you're into inventing stuff, try to rig a piece of hose that is 3 times longer than the usual one. Five, Put a "Garden Sprayer" type nozzle on the hose. You'll have an award winning can that handles almost anything.
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    How about a "Q" on the bottom to let everyone know your coming?

    And a Gazillion Watt WigWag to get them out of the way.

    And a six month training scheme from "Arnie" to lift the bloody thing.

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    Originally posted by hwoods
    ...Four, If you're into inventing stuff, try to rig a piece of hose that is 3 times longer than the usual one. Five, Put a "Garden Sprayer" type nozzle on the hose. You'll have an award winning can that handles almost anything.
    Ummm...is this retarded step child...errr...sorry...I mean Truckie Talk for what Engine Men call a pumper?.....You know....That big red thing that carries water and hose?
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    The rivets are not going into the vessel, they are going into the sheet metal base which surrounds the rounded tank.
    Oh, that would explain why the can is always empty.
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    We don't carry any fire extinguishers on our rigs so it's a non issue in my FD. As my Fire Chief says, "You don't need fire extinguishers. That's what we have all that hose and water on the truck for."

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    Originally posted by cellblock
    We don't carry any fire extinguishers on our rigs so it's a non issue in my FD. As my Fire Chief says, "You don't need fire extinguishers. That's what we have all that hose and water on the truck for."

    Oh now your asking for it... .....I guess that means you have never entered to search for the fire with a can BEFORE the line is advance?....I am curious....what is the demographics of your response area?
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    stm7410,
    I think this is what you were looking for:

    STRAPPING THE CAN
    http://fe.pennnet.com/Articles/Artic...RD=can%20strap

    While the Can Harness from Firehooks Unlimited is an excellent product, (we have 6) be aware that the can with the strap may not fit in some of the holders that are out there.

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    Just follow E229LT's advice....he's got the most reliable and cost effective way.
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    Originally posted by VinnieB
    Just follow E229LT's advice....he's got the most reliable and cost effective way.
    Yeah but most of us in the suburbs are still trying to figure out what an "ADV fire" is and where we can find one
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    Originally posted by WTFD10


    Yeah but most of us in the suburbs are still trying to figure out what an "ADV fire" is and where we can find one
    Your not supposed to have ADV fires in the burbs....at your next pin job, jaws drill, or just go to the junk yard....take a couple of seat belts....that should help you out.

    Sorry but I may be a bit slow....for thoes of you who don't know....and ADV is an Abandoned, Derelict, Vehicle....
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