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    Smile Question on Class A Foam...............

    Since smaller units like a Type 5 or 6 Engine have fairly limited space, Do you use Class A Foam with them, and how? In my area, we have older 6's with no foam eductor and newer ones with a small eductor. I have an older model, and if I need Foam, I'll add 1 or 2 Gallons to the tank. One drawback to the on board systems seems to be the need for thorough cleaning after each use. One of my co-workers says he spent more time cleaning the foam system that he did putting out the Fire. Any thoughts??
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    We use Scotty 4 litre foam kits. Foam concentrate in 4 litre (1 Gallon) container, aspirating nozzle with shut-off, and eductor are all packaged in a simple, lightweight unit which mounts at the end of the hose and is controlled by the nozzleman. We have been using this for three years with great results. It's rugged, easy to clean, and takes up little space. It's also very effective. And no... I don't work for them.
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    None of our engines....that I am aware of, has on board foam eduction capability. We do the same as you Harve.....dump right into the tank fill.

    Too many $$$$$$$$$ for New Jersey to install eductors....and probably not enough space on a Type 6 engine either.

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    Talking Tide Containers???

    Thanks, I haven't thought about that, I have 2 5gal "Square" containers of FireTrol on board. I can Imagine the fallout if Mrs. Harve found some really strong detergent in a Tide container.....
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    All of our new (built within the last 3 years) Type 6 Engines have a Class A foam system on board. It is a simple eductor type system with a flush valve built in to clean out the system after using foam. They work well.
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