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    Pressure testing station I may be reworking soon. Thought maybe others had experience with them (I have none) and might have insight. Or just interested.
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    fire hose testing station?

    I build a manifold just last summer to test hoses on the job. I was using a fire hydrant to fill them and then a hyostatic test pump to take them to test pressure.........single jacket 150 psi and double jacket to 250 psi. Outside hoses have to be tested each year.

    That sure is a nice set up those folks have.

    What do you have to do to it?

    G3

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    • #3
      Re: Just something to talk about...

      Originally posted by G3sprinklers View Post
      fire hose testing station?

      I build a manifold just last summer to test hoses on the job. I was using a fire hydrant to fill them and then a hyostatic test pump to take them to test pressure.........single jacket 150 psi and double jacket to 250 psi. Outside hoses have to be tested each year.

      That sure is a nice set up those folks have.

      What do you have to do to it?

      G3
      These have to be tested in ranges from 400psi to 800psi. I've been asked to decrease turnover time for testing, increase testing volume, and move the pumps outside of the building to a shed they'll enclose and make a mechanical room.

      J.C.

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      • #4
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        I know nothing about them ... but where is your clog avatar? I have had a long day need something to slap.
        Seattle Drain Service

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Cuda View Post
          I know nothing about them ... but where is your clog avatar? I have had a long day need something to slap.
          "Wathcu' talkin' 'bout Willis?"

          J.C.

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          • #6
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            The dancing clog avatar? You know I Love that little guy lol
            Seattle Drain Service

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            • #7
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              Let the torturous dance begin.

              J.C.

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              • #8
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                Slap Slap Slap I feel Better now JC! Little dancing clog grrr.
                Seattle Drain Service

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                • #9
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                  bigger pipe, fewer fittings and bigger pump will make things go faster.

                  Are thy testing new hose or used hose?
                  I would say new going to pressures that high.
                  NFPA 1963.

                  G3

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                  • #10
                    Re: Just something to talk about...

                    Originally posted by G3sprinklers View Post
                    bigger pipe, fewer fittings and bigger pump will make things go faster.

                    Are thy testing new hose or used hose?
                    I would say new going to pressures that high.
                    NFPA 1963.

                    G3
                    Yes, yes, yes, and....YES!

                    J.C.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Just something to talk about...

                      Originally posted by Cuda View Post
                      Slap Slap Slap I feel Better now JC! Little dancing clog grrr.
                      Whats wrong with my new girl?!

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                      • #12
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                        pic not big enough!!

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                        • #13
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                          When I tested the hoses last year the slowest part seemed to be getting the water back out of the hose. They probably hang their hoses to drain them.
                          This year I am going to try a shop vac on the end and blow the water out.
                          Only tested 50 or 60 hoses and was done in four hours, from the time I pulled up until I pulled out of the plant.

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                          • #14
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                            Air Compressor.

                            J.C.

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                            • #15
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                              for what? blowing out the hose.

                              I think you would need more volume of air rather than pressure.

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