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    Exclamation high gallonage/low pressure nozzles

    Does anybody use a high gallonage/low pressure nozzle on their handlines. They will deliver the volume of a 2 1/2" line (200gpm)at about 50 psi nozzle pressure. I'd like to know about manouverability and ease of operation, as well as any pro's and cons. Thanks.

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    you mean smoothbores?

    Low pressure, high gpm, little nozzle reaction, easy to maneuver, no (virtually) clogging due to debris, very little maintenance, etc.
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    Default re high gallonage/ low pressure.

    Thanks for the reply, but no I don't mean smoothbores. It is an automatic nozzle that delivers both a fog pattern or a straight stream. In straight stream mode it delivers the same amount of water that you get using a smooth bore on a 2 1/2" line, but it is much more manouverable. (So I've read anyway).

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    Figured that. Early morning attempt at humor.

    We use Akron Assault nozzles set for 75psi with 175gpm. We have them setup as break aparts with a 7/8" smoothbore shutoff. Took a flow meter and did some testing and found a pressure that works with our preconnected lines and gives us approx. 175gpm whether the adjustable nozzle is on or not, the pump operator doesn't have to know.

    The 75psi lets us keep the lines maneuverable and for the most part, kinkless. Anything jams up the fog nozzle, it comes off and gets cleaned and goes right back to use.

    We like that it gives you all the choices, wide fog, narrow fog, straight stream, and solid stream. And it's simple to use at 03:00, not like those SaberJet nozzles.
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    I beleive the Task Force Tips Metro II (maybe it was the Metro I, i dunno) will flow 250gpm @ 50psi. According to the rep Phoenix, L.A. and a couple larger cities have tested them and are in the process of switching some lines to them. Anyone used them?

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    Thanks for the info; its just what I'm looking for.

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    Akron 250 at 50 psi, the verdict is out but if I'm using a 2/1.5 I sure like having a solid bore.

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    We have Akron 1 3/4" 200 gpm @ 75 psi nozzles. My company also has (2) 1 3/4" solid bore nozzles at our disposal, but they are not job wide.

    To be honest, we have had good results with both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmyth
    Thanks for the reply, but no I don't mean smoothbores. It is an automatic nozzle that delivers both a fog pattern or a straight stream. In straight stream mode it delivers the same amount of water that you get using a smooth bore on a 2 1/2" line, but it is much more manouverable. (So I've read anyway).
    The TFT metro's are fixed gallonage nozzles not automatics.(Good Thing)

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    We use 250 gpm's at 50 psi.The only drawback that I found is they are more subject to kink around corners due to the low pressure. They are fog nozzles that break apart at the bail and have two tips that can be used. If you turn them to the right they will close.

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