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  • RFD21C
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    Believe it or not I actually use the hux bar for certain task.

    A hard to open hydrant the hux bar gives you more leverage.

    Lifting a man hole cover that point on the end is perfect to pry it up with.

    Not a go to tool for everyday task. But i have found it has a few useful purposes.

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  • Firedawg42
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    Sledge Maul!

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  • Fireeaterbob
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    Originally posted by RFDGloWorm View Post
    Good for a parade truck, mounted on the side.

    Ohhhhh, look at that chrome shine!
    The legendary Hux bar is the ultimate universal tool for confusing a probie.... Hand it to him and watch him scratch his head....

    It does make a nice hook for whale fishing.....

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Hey la --- I was trying to defend you , I was trying to point out what a stretch it was trying to dis-credit you by saying if you dont vert vent you dont need a saw. So to add to your post --- dont forget --K saws - forcible entry, collaspe rescue , lots of times we use our chain saws to access mvcs, we have even used it to cutting cribbing , on salvage and overhaul have sawed drains in a floor , even sawed out a stubborn section of top plate that wouldnt give up. If mr barns thinks a saw is just limited to vert venting , he needs some time on the job.
    That's what I figured you were doing.

    I was trying to explain to him that for us our saws are primarily used for purposes other than ventilation.

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    Hey la --- I was trying to defend you , I was trying to point out what a stretch it was trying to dis-credit you by saying if you dont vert vent you dont need a saw. So to add to your post --- dont forget --K saws - forcible entry, collaspe rescue , lots of times we use our chain saws to access mvcs, we have even used it to cutting cribbing , on salvage and overhaul have sawed drains in a floor , even sawed out a stubborn section of top plate that wouldnt give up. If mr barns thinks a saw is just limited to vert venting , he needs some time on the job.

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    There are a lot more uses for a saw than vertical ventilation.
    In our case, we use our chainsaws far more for brush fire operations and tree removals from roofs and roads after storms that we would ever use them for ventilation. As a rule, the service trucks handle the latter assignments on their own.

    Our K-12s are used quite often on truck accidents and truck cargo trailer fires on the interstate.

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    There are a lot more uses for a saw than vertical ventilation.

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Originally posted by MBarnes View Post
    I gotta ask, given that you aren't doing very much vertical ventilation, what are you doing with all those saws? Are you running an arborist business?
    Service trucks are required to carry both a K-12 and a chainsaw to receive full credit for the rating.

    We are required to operate 6 service trucks based on the size of our district.

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  • MBarnes
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    Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    We don't have a truck company.

    We do very little vertical ventilation and our district requires very, very little forcible entry, so our "truck" tool needs are extremly basic.
    Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Every service truck carries both a K-12 and a chainsaw, which includes our 3 small service trucks as well as our heavy resue, light rescue and primary tanker.

    Typical residental fire we'll put 3-4 of each saw on scene. Commercial fires we may put as many as 5.
    I gotta ask, given that you aren't doing very much vertical ventilation, what are you doing with all those saws? Are you running an arborist business?

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  • RFDGloWorm
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    Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
    Personally, one of the most useless tools I have ever used is the Hux bar. PLEASE do not waste any money buying that.
    Good for a parade truck, mounted on the side.

    Ohhhhh, look at that chrome shine!

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  • Fireeaterbob
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    Originally posted by CGITCH View Post
    In my opinion to have an adequate truck company you need a truck...
    Sighhhhhhhhh, yep.

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  • CGITCH
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    In my opinion to have an adequate truck company you need a truck...

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  • FyredUp
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    Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
    I would much rather carry a Stihl to the roof than a rebadged Husky...

    Sorry, had to throw that jab in there
    And I will take that rebadged Husky all day over our old, tired, too damn heavy for what it did, Stihl.

    But then again to each his own!

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  • LaFireEducator
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    Every service truck carries both a K-12 and a chainsaw, which includes our 3 small service trucks as well as our heavy resue, light rescue and primary tanker.

    Typical residental fire we'll put 3-4 of each saw on scene. Commercial fires we may put as many as 5.

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  • GTRider245
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    I would much rather carry a Stihl to the roof than a rebadged Husky...

    Sorry, had to throw that jab in there

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