Thread: Laying the Supply Line
03-20-2006, 05:40 PM #26
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- Apr 2004
- Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
I think that a lot of departments that still use 3" would like to use 4" or 5", but it's a matter of money. To replace 3" on a truck and add the needed valves and adapters is a pretty significant investment, which a lot of departments simply cannot afford. My guess would be in the area of at least $15,000-20,000 per truck for a 600-700' bed.
Also if you look at a lot of the urban departments that still use 3", the lays are relativly short and dual 3" lines can generally supply thier needs.
03-21-2006, 09:07 AM #27Originally Posted by rtguyfl
Just for the record I am speaking of laying 2 lines. Do you mean sculling 2 lines by hand from one stationary pumper to another?RK
Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.
"Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.
Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.
03-21-2006, 11:26 PM #28
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- Jul 2005
My company has the 2nd engine in to lay reverse to the hydrant. That engine connects to the hydrant with a 5" supply and pump 2 - 3" lines to the 1st engine company.
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