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  • #46
    Originally posted by cdemarse View Post
    My problem with the ratchet was every time I tried to look up it dug into my neck.
    and when you had an air pack on your back, how were you able to look up? every time i did, I ended up having the brim of the helmet hitting the top of the air bottle.
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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    • #47
      Originally posted by DrParasite View Post
      and when you had an air pack on your back, how were you able to look up? every time i did, I ended up having the brim of the helmet hitting the top of the air bottle.
      Thats my problem the ratchet was hitting my neck even before the brim was hitting the bottle.
      "Train as if your life depends on it"
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      • #48
        Can't you bend the back brims on the leathers to prevent it from hitting the top of the bottle?

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        • #49
          Originally posted by BKDRAFT View Post
          Can't you bend the back brims on the leathers to prevent it from hitting the top of the bottle?
          Here's some more info:

          http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...ght=bronx+bend

          http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...x+bend+leather

          and finally

          http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...x+bend+leather
          Last edited by NYSmokey; 01-14-2007, 12:17 PM. Reason: more info
          Tom

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          • #50
            Originally posted by BKDRAFT View Post
            Can't you bend the back brims on the leathers to prevent it from hitting the top of the bottle?
            Yes you can but I want to do it after a good fire not a oven. I always for get to do it after fires though
            "Train as if your life depends on it"
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            • #51
              Bending the brim of your helmet is the fastest way to shortening its life. When they manufacture them they soak the leather in a hardner then bake it to get it to the stiffness you feel in your hands. When you bend the leather you crack it allowing it to start degrading from the inside not just the outside. While many a man has done it, many a man has also replaced the brim of his lid with bondo and pieces of leather. We wear 45 min cylinders at work, I am lucky I have a long torso and have never really had an issue with the cylinders hitting the brim. I wont ever bend mine. If it hits just wear it lower on your back, who uses the waist straps anyway.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
                who uses the waist straps anyway.
                smart people
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by fireman4949 View Post

                  So, who has the best price on an N5A deluxe? .
                  what's the difference between the N5A standard and the N5A deluxe? I'm looking in to buying one and on thefirestore.com the only difference I see is the price, the description on both configurations is the same
                  NJ FFII/EMT-B

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                  • #54
                    Yeah its a lot easier to get untangled from the bicycle dresser coat hanger car part clothes drying line ridden hallway with the strap on, NOT!

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
                      Yeah its a lot easier to get untangled from the bicycle dresser coat hanger car part clothes drying line ridden hallway with the strap on, NOT!
                      Is the reason your tangled up from the strap hanging and catching on everything?
                      "Train as if your life depends on it"
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Slaytallica45 View Post
                        what's the difference between the N5A standard and the N5A deluxe? I'm looking in to buying one and on thefirestore.com the only difference I see is the price, the description on both configurations is the same
                        If I remember correctly its the same as the N6A deluxe which is a Carved Eagle instead of the standerd silk screened holder and PBI/kevlar ear flaps
                        "Train as if your life depends on it"
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by cdemarse View Post
                          If I remember correctly its the same as the N6A deluxe which is a Carved Eagle instead of the standerd silk screened holder and PBI/kevlar ear flaps
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by cdemarse View Post
                            My problem with the ratchet was every time I tried to look up it dug into my neck.
                            Maybe you need more neck.
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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
                              That ratchet is good if you have one of those big Irish heads!
                              Yup! I can vouch for that.
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                              IAFF Local 2339
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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by fireman4949 View Post
                                Maybe you need more neck.
                                lol thats quite possible
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