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    Default Carlin valve

    Does anyone have experience using a Carlin valve?

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    The Carlin valve is a hydrant valve that automatically opens as the hose is being laid down the road on a timed sequence. The valve will not completely open to allow full flow until it feels the back pressure of being hooked to the intake.

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    Yep. I've used them before. Advantages: you get the hydrant man back on the rig instead of losing them at the hydrant. Disadvantage: It only works efficiently if you always lay a wet line. You can't drop a dry line and proceed to the fire with the hydrant man. It's either one or the other. You can charge the valve and then not connect the supply line to the pump, which does not allow pressure to build in the line, which trips the valve. But by that time, the line is wet anyway. It also takes a little longer at the hydrant to hook up and then turn the hydrant on before proceeding to the fire.

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    Didn't they have a radio-controlled valve to fix that problem?

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    Yes they do have radio contolled models. I for one have seen them demo'd but I just can't bring myself to trust them.
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