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    I am trying to figure out how to lay the hose in the front bumper so that when you pull it out it all comes out at one time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you for your time.
    Be safe out there.


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    Adam J. Dorn

    These are my opinions and not of any group or org. that i belong to.

  • #2
    Whew, how do I describe this? we have ours on it's side in the well on the bumper, so if we pull up at a wreck, with no fire, and we don't need all the hose, we can disconnect it, and hook it up, so we don't have to repack all of it. but, at a working car fire, it all comes out and we flake it. It seems to work very well.

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    • #3
      We triple lay our front bumper on our engine. That way, it ALL comes off when you pull it. I'm not a real big fan of triple lays, but it works OK for the trash line. Triple lays are a pain to repack, though.

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      • #4
        We stand our donuts on end pulls out like a booster reel very slick

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        • #5
          100 ft. Each 50 ft in a Double Donut Roll. That way you grab the nozzle and the coupling and go. Everything rolls out nicely.

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          • #6
            We have two ears on ours then fold the hose on top of the ears in two layers. you just grab the ears and pull and it all comees out of the well. Then you just flake it out and your ready to go. We use a 100 feet of hose and it works well.

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            • #7
              We use the triple pack on all our lines, you pull the nozzle with the fold through the lever and you pull all the hose at once

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              • #8
                We carry 100' of rubber 1 1/2 in the bumper. The first 50' is laid in accordion style, and the top 50' is bundles with a seatbelt. You pick up the bundle and take it where you want it, unclip the belt and flake it out.

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                • #9
                  We have 75' bumper lines. We paint a white line at half way. We lay the hose in back and forth flat with a short pull loop at the half way point. When we use the line, we grab the pull loop and nozzle and it pays out real nice. Works good for us!

                  Capt. Bill

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                  • #10
                    If you use 1" hose instead of a 1 1/2" or 3/4" you'll find the line is easier to deploy. Use a 1" female to 1 1/2" increaser and use whatever 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" nozzle you normally use. On a 100 or 150 foot trash line you'll easily flow 100 gpm.

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                    • #11
                      I've seen several references to the triple load. In case you're not sure what they're talking about, some of your old veterans may call it the Baker load.

                      Stretch the hose out to full length. Then just flat lay it on the ground where it's in three layers. Hold those three layers together as if it's just one layer and then bed it back. (The hose will resemble a flat S that gets bedded back as another flat S.)

                      When you get done, you'll have a loop of hose that lays under your nozzle. Poke that loop through the handle on the nozzle, then when you deploy it you can grab loop & nozzle and just run 1/3 of the total hose length. Pull the loop out and drop it, and when the line is charged the S will un-flatten.

                      It is slow to load, but deployment is extra super quick.

                      I think another good choice is the double doughnut, where you double the hose over with the nozzle at the truck, then roll from the bend at the middle. It deploys pretty darn quick as well.

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                      • #12
                        Same as Lt Stick...Works very well.

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                        Keep Safe!

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                        • #13
                          Two sections sit side by side in the bumper tray:
                          1st 50' - horseshoe w/ an ear on each side.
                          2nd 50' (w/nozzle) - double donut roll.

                          Nozzleman grabs the donut roll, goes towards fire dragging the 1st section behind him. When the 1st 50' is stretched, he rolls out the donut roll and is good to go.

                          It's easy and quick to deploy, and to re-rack.

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone use a booster hose reel anymore? On the pumper we have no pre-connected hose lines, we just pull off however much hose we need. That way we don't have to repack the entire load. Typically for a car fire,or an outside rubbish fire, one length (50') of 1-3/4" line will work fine. The pumper just pulls close to the fire and we draw off of our booster tank. If necessary the Chauffer will hook in a 3-1/2" supply line to a fire plug to keep the booster tank full.

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                            • #15
                              Booster hose, what's that?
                              Oh...you mean that garden hose looking stuff? Some of the antique apparatus still has it...see 'em in parades all the time!

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