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    I am looking for 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" fog nozzles that are affordable and durable. I am buying them for a VFD with a VERY limited budget. Who knows some?

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    Get a real nozzle, fog nozzle's are for commie-homos.

    Low pressure fog's are homo, but high pressure fog's are flamingly homo to the 10th degree.

    Save the fogs for trash fires, car fires, ect...
    Last edited by Firehouse_Chick; 12-17-2010, 11:49 PM.

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      Last edited by Firehouse_Chick; 12-17-2010, 10:44 PM. Reason: double post, forgive me my babies ;)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blazergnik View Post
        I am looking for 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" fog nozzles that are affordable and durable. I am buying them for a VFD with a VERY limited budget. Who knows some?
        Smooth bores are better nozzles for interior firefighting and cheaper, too.
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            • #7
              Buy a single gallonage combo nozzle they are cheaper and less complicated than automatics. My advice is to also buy low pressure. I prefer the 75 psi models but you can get combo nozzles in 50 psi too.

              I am an Elkhart Chief fan. They are tough, durable and reliable. The best bet is to get them with a removable combo tip and a slug tip. For the 1 1/2 inch hose get the slug tip as a 7/8 and get the combo tip to flow 150 gpm at 50 psi. The same Engine presure wioll work for both tips. For the 2 1/2 inxch hose get the 250 at 50 combo tip with a 1 1/8 inch slug tip again you could run the same engine pressure. The flow of the slug will be down a bit from the 263 it should flow but it will be alright.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Firehouse_Chick View Post
                Get a real nozzle, fog nozzle's are for commie-homos.

                Low pressure fog's are homo, but high pressure fog's are flamingly homo to the 10th degree.

                Save the fogs for trash fires, car fires, ect...
                When the real firemen want your opinion, we'll give it to you.
                Freakin' wannabe badge bunnies....
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
                  When the real firemen want your opinion, we'll give it to you.
                  Freakin' wannabe badge bunnies....
                  FWDbuff agrees, that's all that matters....

                  As a newbie, I have a quick question...packs or no packs on the roof? From what the experienced guys have told me, I'm positive it's no packs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Firehouse_Chick View Post
                    FWDbuff agrees, that's all that matters....

                    As a newbie, I have a quick question...packs or no packs on the roof? From what the experienced guys have told me, I'm positive it's no packs.
                    No pack, gloves and an open firecoat. Actually, boots are an option, too. Shyt, for that matter, a t-shirt, boxers and a new pair of Keds is all a REAL firefighter needs...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
                      Smooth bores are better nozzles for interior firefighting and cheaper, too.
                      I beg to differ. Smooth bore nozzles are for firefighters who lack sufficient training and know-how to make decisions about whether a fog or straight stream is best for the conditions at hand.

                      The best place for smoothbore nozzles is typically on large bore surround and drown lines.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
                        I beg to differ. Smooth bore nozzles are for firefighters who lack sufficient training and know-how to make decisions about whether a fog or straight stream is best for the conditions at hand.

                        The best place for smoothbore nozzles is typically on large bore surround and drown lines.
                        Marshall, how does a fog "ever" help you in "interior" fire attack? Turn right for subpar penetration, turn left for lobster.

                        The straight stream provided from the fog has more "air" than the smoothbore. You say more experience means you can make decisions when fogs are better? Water mixed with air is counter productive. Fogging or widening the patter, aka breaking away from a solid stream, goes against fighting the fire and understanding fire behavior, which I'm sure you know, as a Marshall. Why not put it out faster with a more effective stream? You don't need fog inside a building "while" attacking the fire. You'll be much more comfortable in the building by producing less steam, and most importantly put the fire out faster.

                        Marshall, I'm curious, are you a Marshal?. How long have you been off the line? If you're volunteer, where is it? I like to look at the experience of the commenter's here, it helps to determine what opinions I form.

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Maybe my hero and the voice of reason "FWD" can set this straight. He's always good with bottom-lining.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
                            I beg to differ. Smooth bore nozzles are for firefighters who lack sufficient training and know-how to make decisions about whether a fog or straight stream is best for the conditions at hand.

                            The best place for smoothbore nozzles is typically on large bore surround and drown lines.
                            Well... if you have a small room and contents fire I see no reason why not to hit the ceiling with a narrow fog and pencil the rest..... but on everything else....

                            smoothbore allll the way... i dont feel like being steam burned

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Firehouse_Chick View Post
                              Maybe my hero and the voice of reason "FWD" can set this straight. He's always good with bottom-lining.
                              FWD is this you??

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