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    Default Looking for Zip nut 5" stortz to 4.5" nst

    We are searching for a 5" stortz to 4.5" nst female adapter for our 5 inch hose. Apparently they are not making them any more. We currently have 2 and would like to more. Does any one know of any that sells them or wants to sell theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mduran
    We are searching for a 5" stortz to 4.5" nst female adapter for our 5 inch hose. Apparently they are not making them any more. We currently have 2 and would like to more. Does any one know of any that sells them or wants to sell theirs.
    I remember playing with a loaner, that a dealer had, about 10-15 years ago. We were considering putting them on our hydrant valves (Humat.) We decided against it as we had numerous problems with them coming off of the hydrants. After that we had also heard of other companies havuing problems with the 4.5" ones. That was the death knell for them here. Just an FYI.
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    i use the zup nuts at my career dept. we have the 4.5 ones and we dont have a problem in the world. ill ask around my next shift to see where we get them at.
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    We just took one out of service after it blew off the hydrant at full pressure. Had I been nearby when it blew, it would surely have at least broken my leg(s)

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    I am not familliar with the term zip nuts. Is this what you are talking about?

    http://www.edarley.com/edarley4/cata...ion&linkid=141

    If not, could someone give a more detailed description.

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    They stopped make those things a few years back. They had a boat load of trouble with them blowing off hydrants. The concept was good, but it never worked out like they wanted it too.
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    A hydrant adapter??? Bought a dozen from Harrington last year. A lot less than the Darley price but would have to look price up.

    Harrington has everything there is Storz.

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    He wasn't talking about the Storz adapters, per si. He was asking about an adapter that was made and lived about 10 to 15 years ago, with the 4-1/2" thread that had what was called “ZIP-NUTS".

    This was a split like thread that floated, spring held, and all you did was to push this thing on the steamer outlet of the hydrant and make a small right turn to tighten it. In other words there was a need to thread the adapter and turn the swivel several times to tighten it up.

    The idea was good for its time, but there were problems with it. It sometimes would not tighten as maybe some dirt or trash would get into the “floating” threads and cause it to be loose. There were cases that this adapter blew off the hydrant. Most departments removed them from the pumpers and probably use them as paper weights now.

    Like all things that come out on the market, they need to be firefighter tested and firefighter proof before they are used in every day operations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer

    Like all things that come out on the market, they need to be firefighter tested and firefighter proof before they are used in every day operations.
    Firefighter testing is easy. Firefighter proof...I didn't know there was such a thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949
    Firefighter testing is easy. Firefighter proof...I didn't know there was such a thing!

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    I still use one. Should I take it out of service? Sounds like maybe I should.

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    We still have them "active" on all engines.
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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm never heard of them.............anyone got a pic ?
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    I think this might be it...... http://www.zipnut.com/products/water/

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    The top pic is of the valve on its side.
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    Thanks for the information we are still using ours and have had no problems with them. Sometimes new firemen forget to turn it a quarter turn to tighten it and it leaks but they have never blown off the hydrant.

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