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    We've been having a problem with the main supply line that screws onto the bottle coming loose or off. Has anyone else had this problem and what was a remedy. We can hand tighten the connection but it always seems to work it's way loose. We think maybe firefighters aren't getting them tight enough when they switch bottles or the truck's vibration is working them loose. Any thoughts would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cord8880
    We've been having a problem with the main supply line that screws onto the bottle coming loose or off. Has anyone else had this problem and what was a remedy. We can hand tighten the connection but it always seems to work it's way loose. We think maybe firefighters aren't getting them tight enough when they switch bottles or the truck's vibration is working them loose. Any thoughts would be great.
    My suggestion...first call Scott, then if they cannot offer a solution, find a simple and easy way to secure them. We see it every now and again, but ti's fairly rare. I think I've only had it happen once or twice in six years. If you are acareer department, make it part of the daily routine. Should be when the guys check out their pack anyhow, but make sure it gets done. If you are a vollie, make sure it's done at weekly drill, and after EVERY call. I'll take a look at our 50's tomorrow to see if I can offer any further help.
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    MY only suggestion would be that you might get a better response to this technical question by posting it somewhere other than "Off Duty Forums-Entertainment"....
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