Thread: Keenen Loop
06-30-2004, 02:29 PM #1
Ok ok I know I probably didnt spell that right!!
I have a question about it, ok when you go and make your loop, does the nozzle lay on topp of the hose or under it when you go loop it around, and are you suppose to sit on tip of both layers of hose or right in front of the bottom layer where it overlaps? ThanksRyan
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06-30-2004, 02:45 PM #2
We call it the Chicago Loop. The nozzle end goes under the hose, and you park your butt on the intersection of the two. A properly charged and pressurized line should lift your butt up off the ground."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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06-30-2004, 02:49 PM #3
Never knew it had a name. Just always referred to it as a loop. Learn something new each day..."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
06-30-2004, 04:05 PM #4
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Yep, what the Captain said. Must be an Ohio thing, we call it the Keenan Loop too.
My dept. has to use it on our 2 1/2's since they have 100 psi combo nozzles on themFTM-PTB-DTRT
06-30-2004, 04:11 PM #5
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- 911 N. Sycamore St. Yep, that's really our address.
"Keenan" must be a mid-western thing. We call it that, too.
Some places advocate using a rope-hose tool or webbing to tie the intersection together. If you do use a rope hose tool, make sure the hook doesn't end up under your arse. It'll tickle if the line goes limp (Personal experience. Took weeks for the hair to grow back.)
06-30-2004, 04:31 PM #6Originally posted by jaybird210
Took weeks for the hair to grow back.)
06-30-2004, 09:32 PM #7
I assume we are talking about sitting on a 2.5
hose while flowing water? If so, I have been told
it is also a "hotel loop" and "Q loop".
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