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100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Mar 15. 10 Replies

Starting a discussion for pros and cons of 100 and 50 foot attack hose. Mainly, are there any benefits of 100 foot lengths? My department bought 100 foot lengths and everyone hates it... Dangerous…Continue

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Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"As I said from the beginning, I'm looking for a discussion. Pros and cons. I appreciate Don chiming in and I respect him bowing out. 100' lengths of 1.75",2.5 and 3" have their plus and minus. I feel rolling these lengths and…"
Mar 15
Don Catenacci replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"How much more experience do you want?  I have over a decade using 100 foot sections of 2 inch, 3 inch, and 5 inch.  No department I have been on has had an occurrence of a back injury due to the longer hose lengths.  Most often the 3…"
Mar 15
captnjak replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
Mar 15
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"Haven't left, just waiting for replies from people with more hands on experience with 100 foot lengths. The heaviness I was speaking of is that 100 feet of hose rolled up is heavier than 50 feet. And my department is actually cutting them down…"
Mar 15
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100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??

Starting a discussion for pros and cons of 100 and 50 foot attack hose. Mainly, are there any benefits of 100 foot lengths? My department bought 100 foot lengths and everyone hates it... Dangerous and super heavy. Just trying to get others opinions and see if there is any benefit at all to having 100ft. Thanks in advance.
Mar 15
Don Catenacci replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"So Andrew, have you left this topic?  I was hoping for a lively discussion.Maybe you didn't get the support you were hoping for so you left."
Mar 1
captnjak replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
Feb 27
Don Catenacci replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"Andrew, just screams back injury? Do you use 4 or 5 inch hose because even a 50 foot length of that will weigh more than 100 feet of 2 1/2. The weight of 2 1/2 inch hose varies from around .40 to .55 per foot. Meaning a 100 foot length weighs…"
Feb 26
Don Catenacci replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
Feb 26
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"Just heavier to roll, we have it in 2 1/2 and it just screams back injury. Dangerous because if you get lost and use the hose to orient...it will take you a lot longer to figure out you're going the wrong way by feel of the coupling."
Feb 24
Don Catenacci replied to Andrew's discussion 100ft length attack hose vs 50ft lengths??
"Dangerous and super heavy?  Are you kidding?  A 100 foot section of hose weights less than 2 - 50s because of 1 less set of couplings.The benefits are it is cheaper than 2 - 50 foot lengths and there is one less set of couplings to snag on…"
Feb 24
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for Andrew
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Andrew. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.Chief William Sharp- RetiredBrookings Fire / RescueLiving in Alaska"
Feb 22

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IL
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Firefighter/Paramedic
Years in Fire/EMS:
6
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Dundee
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At 6:45pm on February 22, 2017, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Andrew. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska

 
 
 

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