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.
You're right brother.....you don't need to apologize for being right either. It boggles my mind that anyone would be closed minded when it comes to an assignment. That is how we treat rookies, but at some time...we expect them to be able to think on a higher level and that is what you are obviously doing.
I agree with yah boss, on that position..In my department though if didnt make all of our members be interior firefighters then we wouldnt have a department, as they seem to be not interested in it for some reason. Our volunteers are paid per call. they make from $5000.00 - $12000.00 at the end of the year.So thats i stands where I do.
Have a good day Larry, by the way nice Engine in your picture :L)
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