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  • Leaking and Loose Storz Fitting?????

    My department recently bought a lot of used 5” LDH with Storz connections. This is our first venture into storz usage. The one thing we are having a problem with is the hose we purchased is mixed some have a chrome fitting and some have a black aluminum fitting. When you try to mate the chrome fitting hose to the black fitting hose the connection seems to be really loose and actually has a gap between the sections. The fittings both look the same other than aluminum vs chrome and both have gaskets. Are we missing something? Are there different types of storz fittings? Any help is appericiated.

    David Bray
    Cartwright VFD

  • #2
    They should work regardless, usually the gaskets are what makes them so snug. You need to check and see how worn the gaskets are. When the gasket is brand new it will somewhat a little hard to put the connections together.

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    • #3
      A tisket, a tasket, time to replace the gaskets!
      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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      • #4
        A storz is a storz is a storz.

        But a gasket is not always a gasket. Sometimes they are just a big black rubber object in the connector.

        Replace the gaskets!
        HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

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        • #5
          Ditto to all the above on the gaskets.
          I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

          Originally posted by EastKyFF
          "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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          • #6
            And when you get done change the gasket,hehe T.C.

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            • #7
              thank you for all the responses. We will order some gaskets and see what happens.

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