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Dump Site Operations #22 - LDH in Lieu of Suction Hose
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By President Mark Davis
January 7, 2021

During our 2015 Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar in Kendall County, Texas we had the opportunity to see some 5-inch LDH being used with a TFT low level strainer in a jet siphon water transfer configuration. Our friends from the Bastrop FD showed folks how to make it work and it seemed to work just fine. Granted, it was 5-inch hose so the flow was probably less than a 6-inch hard suction hose, but it still worked pretty well and if we were faced with a shortage of suction, this set-up would make a difference. Now we just need someone to conduct some flow test work on the set-up.

 

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Charles D. Clark February 07, 2021 at 10:06 AM
Does the typical engine carry the needed adaptor(s) to connect 5 inch storz to 6 inch female NST?


GotBigWater February 07, 2021 at 1:18 PM
Storz to NST adaptors are not a NFPA 1901 requirement and the 5" Storz to 6" male NST is an odd one that most engines running 5--inch LDH do not carry; 5" Storz to 6" NST female, yes....to 6" NST male....not so much. However, we have found them a number of times during our seminars....some of he well-equipped rigs can produce one....like the rig in Texas featured in the news story.


Lt. Armand Richard February 11, 2021 at 11:23 AM
Great idea another thing LDH could be used for would be a Engine or a tanker could off load from a distance into a tank using there Pump



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