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    Do you prefer combination nozzles or smooth bore nozzles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1 View Post
    Do you prefer combination nozzles or smooth bore nozzles?
    Are you kidding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    Are you kidding?
    No, i know a lot of firefighters that prefer smoth bore nozzles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1 View Post
    No, i know a lot of firefighters that prefer smoth bore nozzles.
    Ok since your not kidding, click this little gem:http://forums.firehouse.com/search.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    Ok since your not kidding, click this little gem:http://forums.firehouse.com/search.php
    oh OK already ben asked never mind.

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    Smile Ill give you an answer

    The obvious answer is a como because it gives you more versitility and when it comes down to it, it will allow you to do your job more efficiently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    That's the crap we had last night LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by btvaine View Post
    The obvious answer is a como because it gives you more versitility and when it comes down to it, it will allow you to do your job more efficiently.
    Yeah thats true.


    Do they make a smooth bore nozzle for a 1 3/4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1 View Post
    Yeah thats true.


    Do they make a smooth bore nozzle for a 1 3/4?
    No.











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    BUT... since 1.75" hose has 1.5" couplings, I'm guessing you could always just use the same 3/4", 5/8", or 15/16" smoothbore you'd use on the 1.5".
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1 View Post
    Do you prefer combination nozzles or smooth bore nozzles?

    ok simple answer here in France:smooth bore nozzles do not exist.they use combination nozzles .
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfireball View Post
    ok simple answer here in France:smooth bore nozzles do not exist.they use combination nozzles .
    HAHA,

    Easy answer for you huh.

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    I prefer something with a little bit of meat to it. Something like this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    I prefer something with a little bit of meat to it. Something like this...


    LOL What about this one,

    http://www.disabledhands.com/hoseknozzle.jpg

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    It depends on the situation, for interior fire fighting for the most part I like a fog nozzle, heavy fire and deep setted I'll go with a smooth bore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgilbert32 View Post
    It depends on the situation, for interior fire fighting for the most part I like a fog nozzle, heavy fire and deep setted I'll go with a smooth bore.

    First off....to the OP, what would a cadet, junior, explorer or whatever they are called know about how what particular nozzle operates at a job? What is thier experience....zero to none?

    Secondly, this poster......what's you definition of "heavy" and "deep seeded"? Sounds to me like word for word out of that useless ISFTA book. Are you standing outside operating into a window?
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    Depends on what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB View Post
    First off....to the OP, what would a cadet, junior, explorer or whatever they are called know about how what particular nozzle operates at a job? What is thier experience....zero to none?

    Secondly, this poster......what's you definition of "heavy" and "deep seeded"? Sounds to me like word for word out of that useless ISFTA book. Are you standing outside operating into a window?
    He asked a question, I gave an answer that I like, you don't have to, It's America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgilbert32 View Post
    He asked a question, I gave an answer that I like, you don't have to, It's America.
    Is it? Sometimes I wonder.

    America used to be more than just a name....

    But back on topic, did you mean deep-seated? If so, I'd like to discuss a little fallacy...
    Somewhere along the line, it seems someone got the brilliant idea that you could do "aqueous auto-overhaul", and never have to use a hand tool to open up a wall, ceiling, pile of whatever, etc...you just break out the dooda-mahajalistical smoothbore nozzle and it'll have enough penetration to get the job done on its own.
    If you have a heavy pile of some sort of contents that was burning, and the main volume of fire is knocked down...see, you get this little doo-dad called a "rubbish hook" (very aptly named, I think), and start pulling the pile apart. Amazingly, that exposes the "deep-seat" and lets you get water on it to completely extinguish it...amazingly enough, it doesn't even require a smoothbore...or a combi nozzle, even. You could lay an open butt on it and get it out, if you're breaking up the pile as you go.
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    This is a nozzle that will get you wet,
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    Quote Originally Posted by djgilbert32 View Post
    He asked a question, I gave an answer that I like, you don't have to, It's America.
    Wow....great response..the whole "its a free country" answer speaks volumes of how much time and experience you really have. So how about answering my question now, and be sure to use one that you "like".
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    Quote Originally Posted by djgilbert32 View Post
    It depends on the situation, for interior fire fighting for the most part I like a fog nozzle, heavy fire and deep setted I'll go with a smooth bore.

    How about this, for starters stop trying to sound like you know about something you don't.

    Secondly, learn to use whatever your current FD has and become proficient in that. My guess is at this point you have used neither nozzle in anything other than parking lot or training ground play and spray evolutions.

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    how would you do if you have only combination nozzles and not smooth bore nozzle?do you all think it would be a huge problem,only using combination nozzles?

    i was just wondering cause here firefighters do not have smoothbore nozzles and that is not a problem apparently.
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    I like smoth bore. When I have to use combination it's o.k.

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