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    Question Nozzle cover

    I am searching for some type of "ripaway" nozzle cover that would prevent road dirt/grime from getting on and ultimately affecting the operation of our nozzles on the attack lines. The nozzles currently sit in an upright fashion in a cup attached to the side of the apparatus.

    I have thought about a large ziplock bag with tape........

    Any other suggestions, shy of relocating the nozzle??

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    Your large ziplock bag with tape sounded good- would have to be replaced fairly frequently in the bad winter weather.

    Other than that - you might find someplace that makes awnings or tents - and have them make you a vinyl or canvas bag with a drawstring that can be placed over the nozzle.
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    Take a latex exam glove off of the ambulance and put it over the nozzle. It works as good as any fancy solution, and the price is right.
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    An old drop bag or cheap ditty bag from a sporting goods store would also work. Pull it on and cinch it tight. Even better if you have one of those drawstring locks. Would be easy to get off too.
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    Default Newspaper bags...

    We use the bright orange plastic bags our local newspapers are delivered in. We slip them over the nozzle and hold them in place w/ a rubber band. When used, the force of the water flowing through the nozzle will easily remove the plastic bag.
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    Default picnic bowl covers

    We use the bowl covers you buy for picnics. They come in a bunch of colors and sizes. We have one on the nozzle at the end of the ladder, when we charge it it blows off, and they are cheap.
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    Originally posted by SafetyPro
    An old drop bag or cheap ditty bag from a sporting goods store would also work. Pull it on and cinch it tight. Even better if you have one of those drawstring locks. Would be easy to get off too.
    Good idea, optionally, take the ditty bag to a sewing/alteration shop, take out the draw string, cut it down the side seam, and have the alteration shop replace the cut seam with velcro.
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    Default Re: Newspaper bags...

    Originally posted by Lieut128


    When used, the force of the water flowing through the nozzle will easily remove the plastic bag.

    ...Or you could just take them off by hand before opening up the line...

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    ...Or you could just take them off by hand before opening up the line...
    What would be the fun in doing that?!
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