Fire Hydrant Pig Tail

David Myers

New member
Anybody know if this item can be purchased? Thanks... Looking to be able to fill my tanks from the Fire Hydrant. I contacted our local water dept. and they use a metering device to charge me accordingly but failed to ask them how I am to get the water from the hydrant to my tanks.
 
I rent a portable meter from one city and I made one from another. I went to a commercial pluming supply and got a meter and the fittings. I had to get a backflow protector and then have a Plummer test it for the city. The city waterworks department should tell you everything they need.
 

David Myers

New member
I rent a portable meter from one city and I made one from another. I went to a commercial pluming supply and got a meter and the fittings. I had to get a backflow protector and then have a Plummer test it for the city. The city waterworks department should tell you everything they need.

ok, thanks
 

Clear Shine

New member
I built mine with 2" cam locks and a iron pipe. Your water dept (or at least mine is) is useless and doesn't have a clue of what to do or use. You can watch it in my YouTube video of my trailer (this one was stolen back in Feb)

Look around 2:13
http://youtu.be/-6o0pLbZLYU
 

Clear Shine

New member
Jeremy, did any clues about your trailer ever surface?

Not a single piece of anything :( I was even looking last night even on Craigslist for some of my stuff. We have already started our new trailer build. We're mounting the tank now and mounting our 13HP 8GPM unit on it. This new one is a 18ft trailer with the ladder rack being 6 ft high from the trailer bed with PLENTY of head room....it's tall and long lol
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Rapid HotClean

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Not a single piece of anything :( I was even looking last night even on Craigslist for some of my stuff. We have already started our new trailer build. We're mounting the tank now and mounting our 13HP 8GPM unit on it. This new one is a 18ft trailer with the ladder rack being 6 ft high from the trailer bed with PLENTY of head room....it's tall and long lol
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That sucks so much. I hate thieves!!!

How do you (or can I) get 8 GPM from 13 HP?
 

Christopher

Moderator
You will get the flow but not the high pressure, probably 2500psi or less with that size engine which would be good for house washing.
 

Clear Shine

New member
You will get the flow but not the high pressure, probably 2500psi or less with that size engine which would be good for house washing.

Chris is correct....it will actually be around 1750psi but we use it for housewashing, rinsing concrete, doing curbs, and gum popping with hot water.
 
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