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Fire Tug Boat

Post by leakcheck » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:28 pm

hi Guys, (and Bill)

I am going to turn my tug into a fireboat for the 4th, what type of 12v dc pump should I use. Being a plumbing I could probably rig up a great submersible but I have no idea how to get 240V to it! ...I have no experience with any battery operated pumps. Any help would be great!

Thanks

Steve

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:06 pm

Steve :roll:

Pressure is as important as capacity. You'll want to clear the rim, I mean gunwale. That's kind of like you need to do at 3 a.m. :lol:

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by leakcheck » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:10 pm

Sure NOW YOU TELL ME Bill...after all these years i just thought it was normal that I P'd on my toes!
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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by leakcheck » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:11 pm

In this case, pressure is probably much more important than capacity..I can run six or eight 3/8" lines from a 3/4 inch pump and should have plenty of volume if I can get the pressure up a bit. Won't need it for long..just long enough to soak the reviewing stand!
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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:11 pm

Steve

If you just want a short blast, an air pressurized tank might be the ticket for distance. That is how the "Soaker" waterguns work.

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by Cranky Badger » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:28 pm

Just to take your question in a bit of a different direction, a two-stroke portable pump might be the way to go. A used one will probably cost you less than installing a 12V marine unit and will be self-contained. Since it's for a temporary installation, you ought to be able to sell it for what you paid for it, and it's made to do that specific job.

To satisfy the DIY mindset that brings us here in the first place, you could build a baffled box to kill the noise so long as air and heat are addressed.



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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:05 pm

Rent a Honda firefighter pump for the day!!! At'll soak em :twisted:
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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by psychobilly » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:15 pm

That's what I was gunna say.... Go to your rental center and rent a sump pump. WET T SHIRT CONTEST!!!!!!! LOL

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by leakcheck » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:03 am

Wait...I forgot to rremind you ... I am in WYOMING..everyone has a gun! and it will be the 4th of July and the public drinking ban is lifted for the day...I don't want to get myself shot..I just want it to be CUTE!...I'm thinking that and the puppies I fill the tug with will be a babe magnet!
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But...the tee-shirt thing is kinda interesting.. :? 8)

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by John K » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:55 pm

Leakcheck I was going to suggest a battery operated sump pump, but was beat to it.

Wet t shirt in Wyoming. LOL

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by Lowka53 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:13 pm

where in Wyoming I'm about a hour or two away from the boarder
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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by leakcheck » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:30 pm

Lander, Wyoming!

That wash down pump looks about the best The sumps pump volume but not pressure...I will try one out and see how she shoots...might even send pics!
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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:23 pm

Steve

I think the wash downs look like the best option, also.

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Re: Fire Tug Boat

Post by upspirate » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:46 pm

Steve,Harbor freight has a long ,brass,sweeper nozzle like this that might be cute to use somehow....I couldn't find it on their web site,but saw it in tier store today.

http://www.thegoodyard.com/Mintcraft-6I ... M2VBU4.htm

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