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Hose Clamps

Postby wack137 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:47 am

Hello everyone,
What do you use hose clamps for?
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby EdselDan on Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:13 pm

I believe they are used so a Hydrant can be Opened and water flowing
towards the pump Before the final connection of the hose to the Inlet
on the pump panel is completed
Once the line is connected to the panel and the inlet opened, the clamp
is removed and water is flowing into the pump for distribution out
At least that was how they were used on EMERGENCY!!!

They would Drop or Lay the line from the hydrant, Connecting it there Before the engine was
situated in its final attack position
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby GLMFAA1 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:21 pm

Well my none firefighter application was when I was at a fire standby and assisted by getting a hydrant turned on, but mistakenly dropped the plunger on the hydrant and it could not be turned off.
The department used the hose clamp to cut off the water supply to the engine so they could disconnect from the hose.
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby fenix107 on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:58 pm

The guys are right in regards to clamping off the hose from the hydrant. Back in the day, lol, before large diameter hose, you would stop at the hydrant and leave a guy there with all the stuff you needed. Once you got the hydrant all set up you would send the water because it was the job of one of the guys up near the scene to clamp off the hose. With LDH, you don't send the water until someone is ready.

Hose clamps are also used to clamp off a ruptured hose line. You can replace the broken section and the unclamp it and get back to business. The other thing which I haven't seen mentioned was for probies. You get into a water fight and have someone go behind them and clamp off their line. Not that I would personally know about an of these.
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby wack137 on Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:06 am

Hello everyone,
Many thanks for the information on the hose clamps.
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:38 pm

Back in the day I asked the Chief to order a hose clamp for our engine. A few days later he told me it was in and I took a look at it. Not a clamp at all but a burst hose jacket! Even he didn't know the difference! Now..............To those of you who are under the age of 40 when would you use a burst hose jacket? And don't just tell me "when the hose burst"! :twisted:
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby EdselDan on Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:40 pm

Taking a Guess here
To Prevent the Hose from Busting??
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby mdlbldrmatt135 on Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:49 pm

chariots of fire wrote:Back in the day I asked the Chief to order a hose clamp for our engine. A few days later he told me it was in and I took a look at it. Not a clamp at all but a burst hose jacket! Even he didn't know the difference! Now..............To those of you who are under the age of 40 when would you use a burst hose jacket? And don't just tell me "when the hose burst"! :twisted:



On hoses with Different threads???? not that that should be an issue anymore...
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby GLMFAA1 on Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:45 pm

Brrrrr that water is cold :lol:
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby chariots of fire on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:14 pm

Back in the day it was not uncommon to have a weak spot in the hose and it would split. The time to use the burst hose jacket was when you couldn't take the time to uncouple that section of hose and replace it with a new piece. So the metal jacket went around the hose where it split and was clamped in place. The most common size was for 2-1/2" supply lines. The jacket is about a foot long and is hinged longitudinally. So it is opened up, the hose is set in the bottom half and the top half is folded over and clamped in place. There are rubber gaskets at each end that seal the charged hose against the jacket so it does not leak.
For those of you who might be familiar with a tapping sleeve for a water main it is basically the same thing. I'll try and find a photo of one and post it.
And yeah! You get wet trying to put it in place if the line is not shut down! :x
Found a photo on line. Here it is.
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Re: Hose Clamps

Postby EdselDan on Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:31 pm

So my Guess was correct?

BUT, "Picture Not Found"
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