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Old 06-25-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone in east Tx have a lead on where to find short pieces of old discarded firehoses? I am looking to replace the chains on my steel targets with "shoot thru" options, and evidently old firehoses are durable and well suited for this purpose. See examples below.





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Old 06-25-2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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You should be able to go to any fire station. Ask when they do hose testing, and show up after. Probly get more than you want.


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Old 06-25-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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I have a friend that is one.
I just sent him a text asking him.

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Old 06-27-2018, 10:26 AM   #4
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You should be able to go to any fire station. Ask when they do hose testing, and show up after. Probly get more than you want.
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I just wonder how often hoses fail, but will try that. Thanks.

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I have a friend that is one.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:31 AM   #5
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I just wonder how often hoses fail, but will try that. Thanks.






They should have some fail, just about every time.



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Old 06-27-2018, 11:49 AM   #6
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i have a friend who works at safety company and they swap hoses all the time i may have some laying around we use them to keep our tie down straps from being cut how much would you need
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:56 AM   #7
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They should have some fail, just about every time.
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Wow, I wonder what they normally do with those they discard?

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i have a friend who works at safety company and they swap hoses all the time i may have some laying around we use them to keep our tie down straps from being cut how much would you need
Thanks, I would like to have up to 8 or 10 pieces that are 2 to 3 feet long, but would take less to give them a try.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:36 PM   #8
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I asked my local fire station a year ago. And my neighbor is the chief and they still haven’t retired one. Small towns...
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:47 PM   #9
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I've got a couple of 3" rolls. If you ever get over towards Waco I'll give you some.

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Old 06-27-2018, 10:09 PM   #10
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I'm in Longview, and have 4 or 5, 2' sections you are welcome to. My father used to get a couple 100' foot worth of hose from fire stations every year. Make awesome slings for lifting anything heavy.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:02 PM   #11
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Go to any paid fd they will have hose that has failed. Ask someone at the station if they have a roll that is bad. You will probably want supply line as it is rubber over braided. Should come in 3-6Ē diameter.

Last two years we have given most of ours to the zoo. They use them in the exhibits for orangutan and elephants.

Depending on when they do their hose testing is your best time to get some. Iím too far away or I could get you some.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:56 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the information and offers! I will definitely pursue this. Madhatter, I may take you up on your offer to get started while I search at fire stations.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:10 AM   #13
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Just to save you some time.. I am a paid fireman.. we don’t just give the hose out to people that come by and ask for our old hose. It is hard to come by as it is usually either auctioned, used for rope edge protection, training, or workouts.. just saying that if y’all came to us, we don’t have hose for the public.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:30 AM   #14
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Go online to Duluth trading company and order a pair of their firehouse pants.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:18 AM   #15
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Just to save you some time.. I am a paid fireman.. we donít just give the hose out to people that come by and ask for our old hose. It is hard to come by as it is usually either auctioned, used for rope edge protection, training, or workouts.. just saying that if yíall came to us, we donít have hose for the public.
^This^ Hose is all out at maintenance division and we test there..then leave the bad hose out there. They even get stingy about us getting some. (depends on who you know). When it gets burnt/damaged on scene, we call em and they'll come swap it out and take the old one back with em. Good luck tho. I'll see if I can get some.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:59 AM   #16
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Thanks all! I dont mind buying some (at a reasonable price) if I just knew where to go to get it.
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