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    Looking for info out there from FF's on the types of High Rise Hose used in either 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" sizes. In particular I'd like to hear from medium to large Urban or Metro FD's who have a number of high rise buildings.

    Specifically I'd like to know brand/size/weight/flow etc. of the hose used for High Rise Pacs.

    Also do any of you use the High Rise hose with CAFS and what has been your success been?

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    I'd suggest having a look at Mercedes Carry Lite 600. It's a very light weight double jacket hose. They use a thermoplastic lining which cuts the weight down a ton compared to rubber lined hose and packs really tight. Very well priced also.
    We just took delivery of enough to switch all our packs over and as you know , we've got some high rises so weight is an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAFETEK View Post
    Looking for info out there from FF's on the types of High Rise Hose used in either 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" sizes. In particular I'd like to hear from medium to large Urban or Metro FD's who have a number of high rise buildings.
    Get 2.5" lightweight hose. There are too many reasons not to use anything smaller. Look in the tactics section or do a search on the subject, there has been a ton of info back and forth in the last few months. In there you'll find plenty of opinions from Brothers in metro depts who actually fight hi-rise fires.

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