Larry, I finally completed the Skills Competency Workbook Project. It is cheaper to buy the published version than it is to have it printed. It will be available the first part of October at www.createspace.com/3690367
It just hit me after sending you my last post. Was it you that requested some info from us on our Vinidcator nozzle? I am not in the office right now but I could have sworn we sent out some info to your department and we were going to set up a time for us to come out.
unfortunatly Larry there is not. Bobby Halton and I have tried for years to get such information from the manufactures and all they could ever provide was therory and NFPA formulas. Snap-tit was the only one that provided measured fact based numbers and those were from the tests we did with them 15 years ago.
If you have a local fire equipment dealer they should surly be able to loan you a flow meter for testing but you will also need at least 2 inline pressure gagues.
Determine the gpm you want to test at, set your pressures so that the flow meter reflects that target gpm (calibrate flowmeter first), then you can look at the pressure gagues and have a fact based FL number.
We have found as much as 110psi of loss in a preconnect flowing 200gpm.
I have also found good 1 3'4" hose that had less FL than 2" even while flowing 50 more gpm.
If there is anything I can do to help just let me know.
Im hoping that question wont get me in trouble, I dont think it can but who knows. Im amazed how many depts are enforcing this bylaw recently and how little evidence I have found on people trying to fight it. I hope I didnt come off as a jerk not wanting peoples opinions on this topic, I was just afraid that if people voiced their opinions, what I was trying to find out would be lost in the battle. If I find any thing out I will let you know.
That's what I am afraid of with our face book page. I have been trying to get the chief to give me a yeah or neah and now the deputy is saying talk to the chief asap about it and it's been almost two months since I emailed the chief on it. It is nothing defamatory or anything it is a positive promoting the vol fd and for recruitment. Whatever he says will be the ruling, he's the boss.
I travel a lot so if you see anything we need removed simply call me at 201 406 8278 my personal cell and I will take it down. Also I could really use more guys like you and Brent to tell the new guys to use their full names and no sceeen names. I eliminated Jon Olivers last post. Call me anytime, Bobby
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