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Picture of Part of my Water Tender Plumbing set up
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Willy-N    Posted 11-08-2003 at 15:49:58       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is part of the Plumbing for the Water Tender. Tha big pipe with 2-3 inch butterfly valves & flanges is for the suction to the pump from the tank or another source. The smaller 2 1/2" and 2" pipes is for the pressure side of the pump to feed into the tank for filling it or going to the Monitor to spray water with on top of the tank. This also feeds the back spray heads and hose outlets. This pipe is lifted up on the tank and sets on welded brackets to support the weight. The Monitor Cannon will also sit on a plate welded to the tank. U-Bolts will hold the pipes to the brackets. I had to assemble it all to make it fit first so it will go on as a complete system. This is what the Fire Pump will feed. This is no kitchen sink hook/up! Mark H.


Willy-N Spray Head    Posted 11-08-2003 at 16:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is one of two spray heads a Very Nice person gave me off this site to put on the truck! They go on the top rear corners of the tank and are the other end of the pipe feeding the Monitor. They can wet down a road or be turned sideways to wet grass or brush along the side of the road for a fire break to keep a fire from jumping a road. They can spray out over 30 feet and about 30 ft wide each or one at a time under high pressure or just sprinkle the road when turned down for dust reasons. Mark H.


TB    Posted 11-08-2003 at 17:03:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Mark. It looks like a class job as usual. The spray heads look like a good idea.
Looks like the only thing missing is class A foam inductor nozzle. But that can be a little pricey. But could come later as funds permit. Keep up the good work.


Willy-N Pic    Posted 11-08-2003 at 20:20:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is my TurboJet Nozzle. Mark H


Willy-N Pic-2    Posted 11-08-2003 at 20:24:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

And here is my Eductor for the Nozzle. Mark H.


TB    Posted 11-09-2003 at 16:33:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow a brass one, the ones we use at the Fire Co are plastic that hook to a blatter pack for mobility at the end of a hose. That looks like a good one.
I thought a couple of times about getting a garden hose one for my water trailer. But the Fire Co isn't that fair away with their unit and here in Pa. We normally don't have the caliber of fires that you have. So for right now it's not at the top of my list.


TB    Posted 11-09-2003 at 16:56:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a pic of our trailer, it isn't much but it sure been handy a few times.



Willy-N    Posted 11-09-2003 at 17:42:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

That will work good! I have a simular set up with a 250 gal tank on a trailer. I put a larger 5.5 HP Pump on it this year so I could use a 1 1/2" hose if needed but is is mostly for the Garden style hoses on spot fires and clean up. They work great for getting into a place you don't want or can't get a truck to. I pull mine with my tractor. I got the trailer for free cause it was burned up in the fire and I put new hubs, wheels and wood bed along with a coat of paint. Beats carring water in a bucket when needed. Mark H.


TB    Posted 11-10-2003 at 12:56:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats right any water in a pinch is better than none.
Basically we found a good rugged designe and went with it, just scalled it down a bit.



Willy-N    Posted 11-09-2003 at 17:41:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

That will work good! I have a simular set up with a 250 gal tank on a trailer. I put a larger 5.5 HP Pump on it this year so I could use a 1 1/2" hose if needed but is is mostly for the Garden style hoses on spot fires and clean up. They work great for getting into a place you don't want or can't get a truck to. I pull mine with my tractor. I got the trailer for free cause it was burned up in the fire and I put new hubs, wheels and wood bed along with a coat of paint. Beats carring water in a bucket when needed. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 11-08-2003 at 17:21:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have one that can go on the Monitor or a 1 1/2" hose. It is a 95 GPM Akron Eductor .05 to 3 percent foam and matches my Akron Turbo Nozzle. I am adapting it to the Monitor. It is the Gallonage type 30,50,95 & 125 GPM with fog to stream adjustments. Big bucks about 950.00 retail but I got both off eBay new for 130.00 and just need the end tip for the nozzle to make true foam and that sells for around 20.00 new otherwise it will make wet water for penitrating grass and wood better. Mark H.


TB    Posted 11-08-2003 at 17:34:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have seen some of the end tips made out some plactic pipe and some screening that worked pritty good. and thay just changed the screen untill thay got the best effect.


Willy-N    Posted 11-08-2003 at 17:42:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is what they are a fiber glass tube with a screen designed to fit the turbo nozzle end. It lets the air mix with the water for the foam and the suds realy come out! Mark H.


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