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    Default Anyone Ever See Big Flow

    Recently on a fire we had our dept issued a mutual aid call for WFD's Big Flow trailer...Now i figued this would be a small little trailer with a little pump..But when this huge trailer showed up i was quite amazing...These units can push 5000gpm's at 150 PSI ...I was amazed how this machine works and it fills Tankers doing tanker shuttles in no time whatsoever...I was just wondering if anyone else has seen one of thses units in action..Its quite a thing to see


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    double post..


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    Back in 1995, we were down in Florida at the E-One plant for a truck inspection. While there, we watched them run a truck they called "The Liquidator". Looked like a normal pumper with a large deck gun. It was running 10,000gpm. That's a big flow to me for 1 truck.
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    Damn..10,000 GPM..I was looking @ a PDF site for Big Flow today and it showed some pics of some guys usin a deck gun so thats probably the same type system...I think they are a beautiful thing

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    got a link for postin ?>
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    http://www.kidde-fire.com/GetFile/57...big%20flow.pdf


    Thats where i found it...Its in PDF Form

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    I can't get the link to work.

    And 10,000 gpm. Where the hell do you draw that kind of volume from? It must be designed for drafting from lakes, because I doubt there are many municipal systems that could support that kind of flow. Hell, we would drain our entire village reservoir in barely 30 minutes.

    I am drooling at the possibilities though.
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    mcaldwell, well I have used the ocean as a drafting point before....

    I believe the truck was designed for industrial plants. The pump panel was an enclosed top mount. There were 2 6" intakes on each side of the pump.
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    ditto on the bad link .............darn ...........we would definetly break some mains in the "old" part of towns !
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    I wasn't able to get the link to work either, so I went to www.kidde-fire.com and hit 'Search'. Typed in Big Flow and it took me to a list that included the pdf. Pretty cool
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    Originally posted by Bones42
    ...well I have used the ocean as a drafting point before....
    After the water evaporated off, that must of left a few salty jakes standing around.
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    That link is bad to, mcaldwell.......... I just did it like FieghtingDevil..........

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    5000GPM? 10,000GPM? Don't let the people from my station hear that, I think we have the largest capacity pumper in the state as it is now. 2250GPM Pierce.....Baltimore City may have a 2500GPM pumper, but I am not sure. HWoods, could you Imagine that beast pulling up on a Multiple Alarm?

    "Water Supply....ooops, I mean Sewer System Drainer 25 is on the scene!" I could flush toilets in Frederick as soon as I opened the damn Discharge and upped the RPM's....:P

    Bones, I think one of those Suckers actually made it up to a refinery in Jersey or Pa. Maybe Camden?

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    IIRC there are fire boats with 25000 gpm per miunite capacity.

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