Inclined hose drying system
Unpowered, untowered, but lots of Pisa
Inclined fire hose suspension is ideal for small fire stations without a hose drying tower. It is inexpensive, offers one-person operation, needs neither electricity nor maintenance — a Leaning Hose Tower of Pisa, so to say.
A strong inclination to dry
The hose hang-dries compactly inclined, with enough air to dry it from all sides. It hangs from a rope that connects a bottom rack mounted to the floor or wall and the suspension pulleys under the ceiling. Also included: return pulleys to minimize the pulling force.
Let it all hang out
- Insert the hose coupling into the bottom rack
- If the hose is folded: unfold the suspension pulley and push it through the fold
- Fasten the rope to the suspension pulley
- Pull the rope to lift the suspension pulley
- The hose now hang-dries in a slope from the ceiling
- Bottom hose rack: galvanized steel; mounted to floor or wall
- One or two suspension boxes under the ceiling (depending on configuration)
- Return pulleys per suspension box: eight or ten; plastic
- A sufficient number of suspension adaptors with pulleys, nylon ropes, plastic-coated rope holders, lashing grids