National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Wye – Plain, 3/4” X 3/4” X 3/4” NH

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect threads for damage and cracks. Inspect for damaged, missing or stiff gaskets.
  2. Return to stock if item is clean, passes inspection, and is in unused condition.
  3. Refurbish if item has been used, cleaning and testing are required or components need to be replaced.
  4. Dispose of item if it is damaged beyond repair or had damage due to fire exposure.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. High pressure wash or clean in a mild dishwashing detergent with a brush or scouring pad as needed to remove all mud, dirt, and grease.
  2. Do not soak for extended periods of time as detergent will corrode the metal.
  3. Stand upright with barrels in open position to drain water and dry.

B. Repair

  • Replace missing or damaged gaskets.

C. Testing for Performance

  1. Install wye on test pump and cap male ends.
  2. Turn on water to pump and open caps to expel air then close.
  3. Turn on pump.
  4. NFES #000839 and NFES #000883 test at 300 PSI for 3 minutes.
  5. NFES #000739 test at 100 PSI for 3 minutes.
  6. Inspect for leaks.
  7. Retest after repairs are made.

D. Repackaging

  1. Ensure item is completely dry prior to packaging.
  2. Packaging:
    • ​​NFES #000739, 60 EA in NFES#008064 carton (10” x 8” x 6”).
    • NFES #000839 and #000883 - Local cache option.


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