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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 1 to 5 shows various suction inlets equipped with external valves. It is not always the vendor’s fault if a suction valve or adaptor extends beyond the running board. NFPA 1901 sentence 16.6.10 is specific in stating “The purchaser shall specify if any valve, siamese, or adaptor is to be permanently installed on an intake and identify the brand and model of such item.” If you don’t specify, you have no recourse if there’s an “overhang” after you get the rig home and start adding stuff.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

In photos 10 and 11 the pump panel and connections are behind roll-up doors. Specifying pump panels be protected by roll-up doors will insure fittings will be inboard of the running boards, or rub rails, or body sheet metal, or at the least, behind the doors.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

In photos 10 and 11 the pump panel and connections are behind roll-up doors. Specifying pump panels be protected by roll-up doors will insure fittings will be inboard of the running boards, or rub rails, or body sheet metal, or at the least, behind the doors.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photo 12 shows a quint with an in-line valve on the steamer located behind the pump panel.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photo 13 shows another quint with an external valve on the steamer. Note there is no running board per se. The treadplate on the left side is ½ of a fold down step to facilitate access to storage above the pump house.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 1 to 5 shows various suction inlets equipped with external valves. It is not always the vendor’s fault if a suction valve or adaptor extends beyond the running board. NFPA 1901 sentence 16.6.10 is specific in stating “The purchaser shall specify if any valve, siamese, or adaptor is to be permanently installed on an intake and identify the brand and model of such item.” If you don’t specify, you have no recourse if there’s an “overhang” after you get the rig home and start adding stuff.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 1 to 5 shows various suction inlets equipped with external valves. It is not always the vendor’s fault if a suction valve or adaptor extends beyond the running board. NFPA 1901 sentence 16.6.10 is specific in stating “The purchaser shall specify if any valve, siamese, or adaptor is to be permanently installed on an intake and identify the brand and model of such item.” If you don’t specify, you have no recourse if there’s an “overhang” after you get the rig home and start adding stuff.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 1 to 5 shows various suction inlets equipped with external valves. It is not always the vendor’s fault if a suction valve or adaptor extends beyond the running board. NFPA 1901 sentence 16.6.10 is specific in stating “The purchaser shall specify if any valve, siamese, or adaptor is to be permanently installed on an intake and identify the brand and model of such item.” If you don’t specify, you have no recourse if there’s an “overhang” after you get the rig home and start adding stuff.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 1 to 5 shows various suction inlets equipped with external valves. It is not always the vendor’s fault if a suction valve or adaptor extends beyond the running board. NFPA 1901 sentence 16.6.10 is specific in stating “The purchaser shall specify if any valve, siamese, or adaptor is to be permanently installed on an intake and identify the brand and model of such item.” If you don’t specify, you have no recourse if there’s an “overhang” after you get the rig home and start adding stuff.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photo 6 shows a remote LDH discharge. NFPA 1901 does not require it to be level or inboard of the “missing” running board.

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 7 and 8 show the rear ends of two quints with unprotected aerial waterway inlets. When a manufacturer states the overall length of a quint, does it include the waterway inlet? Do your purchasing specs?

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photos 7 and 8 show the rear ends of two quints with unprotected aerial waterway inlets. When a manufacturer states the overall length of a quint, does it include the waterway inlet? Do your purchasing specs?

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Cantankerous Wisdom: Running Boards, Bumpers, and Rub Rails

Photo 9 shows an LDH connection well inboard of a running board’s edge. I believe using an end suction pump gives more leeway in locating inlets and discharges than a large pre-manifolded midship pump.