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#26

Gimp
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29 November 2019 04:44 pm

I bet the dog ate your homework too.

#27

mudgee hunter
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29 November 2019 04:45 pm

perfect
Nice rig!

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#28

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29 November 2019 04:50 pm

246 posts of poop
Nothing has changed!
Yes it has! 248 now!

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#29

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29 November 2019 05:10 pm

Gimp wrote:

I bet the dog ate your homework too.

That the best you have got!
That's soooo lame lol


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#30

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29 November 2019 05:12 pm

Colour&Shape wrote:

Nice little pump Rig Mudgee....saves carrying it eh...
This is my lil rig...and yep im in NE Victoria fyi lol
perfect

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … g_3441.jpg

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29 November 2019 05:19 pm

i wish i had one like that
NOT that i would use it in NSW
but would be good to take to VIC next time i am down that way
oh well i will just have to stay with the other 4 i have
playful playful playful playful


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#32

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30 November 2019 01:24 pm

Nice rig colour and Mudgee , all your need now is a 4 wheeler and a tow bar !

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30 November 2019 01:26 pm

Oh and dear grump , I mean gimp , sorry ( bloody autocorrect ) just showing a photo of a gun
Doesn’t mean you’ve shot someone ! Talk about jumping to conclusions

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#34

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Gimp lol


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#35

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04 December 2019 09:50 pm

For anyone thinking of building a fire pump for the farm / home , I found these nozzles on flea bay , best ones I have ever used and cheap at $ 50 , I get 18 metres range with it from my Honda Twin Impellor Firefighter pump .

They only have a 3/4” BSP thread but I have 1” hose on mine

They look very similar to an Akron nozzle which retails for a thousand bucks or so.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FIRE-HOSE-N … SwxR1dxOB2

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04 December 2019 09:59 pm

2lateagain wrote:

A bit like you are, we have spent the last few days trying to sort out our fire fighting gear. Felt that we had it all sorted over the years with water and pumps and hoses, but as the dam is now down a fair way on previous years the hose that was good when the dam was full now only reaches in a short distance in and is too close to the bottom, so have to put on an extension to get to the middle, also found that the pumps weigh a lot more this year, made up a quick trolley out of an old golf cart as we only have a short distance to get to the dam and have 2 pumps to move, always like a backup just in case.

Have spent a lot of money (for us) on 2 X 50 meter hole reels as I got sick of the hoses laying around and then having to carry them and then they want to tangle and twist when trying to run them out, also invested in the proper fire fighting helmet and clothing for both of us and a couple of led head lamps to save us tripping over things during the dark. The hose reels will always be in place on posts, one facing to the south and the other to the north so we can cover sheds and house without having to drag hoses from one area to another. Have generators to run the underground system as it is assumed that the power will go down very quickly. Also have scuba gear put away in a safe place just in case things get a bit more hairy and 2 way radios, not that they were of any assistance during the 2001 fires. Think we are a bit better prepared this year. hmm hmm hmm

Graham

Love your work Graham.

Permanent hose reels and underground pipe work is awesome , as is the roof sprinklers.

My next home will have a 12 or 24 volt water pump and solar panels with backup batteries dedicated just to the water pump which will feed the roof sprinklers from an underground water tank , that way we don’t have the risk of power going off or water mains losing pressure.

The roof Sprinklers can run themselves while we address any spot fires.

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05 December 2019 12:27 am

On the subject of fires... it doesn't hurt to put a smoke alarm in the man hole into your roof cavity. A simple 100mm hole in it, with a 120mm disc spaced 20mm down. (For audio hearing)
A fire in your roof is probably the worst place to have one, little or no warning at night , as it's generally too late and hard to put out.


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05 December 2019 11:39 pm

2lateagain wrote:

A bit like you are, we have spent the last few days trying to sort out our fire fighting gear. Felt that we had it all sorted over the years with water and pumps and hoses, but as the dam is now down a fair way on previous years the hose that was good when the dam was full now only reaches in a short distance in and is too close to the bottom, so have to put on an extension to get to the middle, also found that the pumps weigh a lot more this year, made up a quick trolley out of an old golf cart as we only have a short distance to get to the dam and have 2 pumps to move, always like a backup just in case.

Have spent a lot of money (for us) on 2 X 50 meter hole reels as I got sick of the hoses laying around and then having to carry them and then they want to tangle and twist when trying to run them out, also invested in the proper fire fighting helmet and clothing for both of us and a couple of led head lamps to save us tripping over things during the dark. The hose reels will always be in place on posts, one facing to the south and the other to the north so we can cover sheds and house without having to drag hoses from one area to another. Have generators to run the underground system as it is assumed that the power will go down very quickly. Also have scuba gear put away in a safe place just in case things get a bit more hairy and 2 way radios, not that they were of any assistance during the 2001 fires. Think we are a bit better prepared this year. hmm hmm hmm

Graham

Graham , what diameter hose is on those 50 metre reels ? And are you using that 5 horsepower pump in that photo in your first post ?

I wanted to get maximum water jet distance on ours so I have short 15 metre and 30 metre hose lengths to reduce pressure drop on a 6.5 horsepower Honda pump and I get 18 metres of water jet measured from the nozzle.

Did you measure how far the water jet will reach with your setup ?

Ours is mounted on the back of a 4.5 tonne Ute with 2000 litres of water tank so hopefully we can drive close to the flareups and treat them as they move.

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#39

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06 December 2019 07:56 am

CS, the photo was not mine it was mudgee hunter, all my pumps have the 6.5hp Honda Copy engine single impeller, will be getting a double impeller pump soon, not many left in stock anywhere at present. The reels arrived yesterday and the hoses are 3/4 inch, my son did some tests and found that the 36 meter hose has the best distance, but we actually needed 60 meters to get around the buildings, so went with the 50 meters, have an underground system that will cover the rest of the distance.

We will try and set up the hoses and see what we can get out of them, we have a lot of tall trees and scrub, not going to do much with that, it is mainly to keep the buildings and ground wet and stop spot fires before they get going, we are only 5 acres so we have to wait for it to come to us.

Graham


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06 December 2019 08:47 am

2lateagain wrote:

CS, the photo was not mine it was mudgee hunter, all my pumps have the 6.5hp Honda Copy engine single impeller, will be getting a double impeller pump soon, not many left in stock anywhere at present. The reels arrived yesterday and the hoses are 3/4 inch, my son did some tests and found that the 36 meter hose has the best distance, but we actually needed 60 meters to get around the buildings, so went with the 50 meters, have an underground system that will cover the rest of the distance.

We will try and set up the hoses and see what we can get out of them, we have a lot of tall trees and scrub, not going to do much with that, it is mainly to keep the buildings and ground wet and stop spot fires before they get going, we are only 5 acres so we have to wait for it to come to us.

Graham

Ok . I was hoping to get capability to hit canopy fires but reality is that will be impossible.

Radiant heat will force me 50 -70 metres back from the front unless I have full firies protective gear So like you say , all I can do is cover spot fires and wet down any combustible material until it passes.

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06 December 2019 10:18 am

From what I saw on the news up north NSW a lot of the water that was dropped on the canopy fires evaporated from the heat before it could do any good, the planes with the retardant in may have worked, that was not mentioned. I would forget about the canopy and just work on the stuff you can reach from a safe distance as even undergrowth is going to put out a fair bit of heat, spot fires and buildings is what I would be looking to attend to and somewhere safe to go when necessary, as mentioned previously we have scuba gear in a 'safe' building, it will also help when the smoke is thick and we need some fresh air. We went with the fire outfit and helmet, if it is good enough for the fire fighters, then it must be of some assistance to me also.

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#42

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02 January 2020 08:41 pm

After a test run, and running a bit of length of hose, my concerns of it not performing as wished where soon gone after blowing off camloc fittings and turning blue lay flat into what was like a green garden soaker hose! Pin holes everywhere. And it was in near new condition.
Ended up throwing a few meters of blue away!
The red lay flat handled it fine.
My opion is if you want to pump distance or height, look for a pump that has a good pumping height capacity. Rather than volume alone with a poor lift capacity.
And invest the extra $ and buy the red lay flat hose.

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