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Keep Apparatus from Freezing Up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Mead Jul 16. 60 Replies

We are a rural volunteer department, with 24 members. While shuttling water to the scene, the valves and dumps often freeze up during harsh Wisconsin winters. I was just wondering if anyone knows…Continue

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Ted Mead replied to Carl Charles's discussion Keep Apparatus from Freezing Up?
"when i was in the navy we used silicone grease as it will not harm the seals only a thin film is needed and we cruised the arctic a few times"
Jul 16
Bud replied to Carl Charles's discussion Keep Apparatus from Freezing Up?
"Well up in the northwest corner of Vermont and I learned this from a article about the Fairbanks, Alaska fire Dept. that they used to spray biodegradable anti freeze. In they late fall I would spray all suction hose couplings, intake and discharge…"
Jul 12

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At 3:55pm on January 30, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
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