I just came across your post about 2 1/2 after a small dispute about friction loss. would love to see your PP. Thanks Jeff
Robert Owens said:
We also have both. Typically we use the 2 1/2 for large commercial occupancies that are uncompartmented, and anything with stand pipe operations.
We use the 1 3/4 for leader lines (which we deploy mostly on multi family dwellings), and small compartmented commercial occpancies like food service etc.
I love the 2 1/2 and think it is one of the most underutlized and trained on tools in the fire service.
Shoot me your email and I will email you the Power Point presentation we used to introduce it to our FD and all of the testing we did with it.