National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Nozzle – Garden Hose, 3/4” NH, Adjustable, Brass

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for burrs and damaged threads.  Inspect for missing, cracked, or damaged gasket.
  2. Barrel should turn freely
  3. Return to stock if item passes inspection, is clean and has not been used.
  4. Refurbish if item passes inspection and repairs are economically feasible.
  5. Dispose of item if burrs or damaged threads are found, if barrel does not turn freely, and if nozzle fails Testing for Performance.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Testing for Performance

  1. Pressure testing: Attach to high pressure pump and turn on pump to 100 PSI.  There is no amount of time specified to conduct this test.
  2. Inspect for leaks:
  3. Around the gasket.
  4. Behind the barrel.
  5. The tip of the barrel.

B. Cleaning Procedures

  1. Wash and clean of mud, dirt, and grease.
  2. Clean in a mild detergent with brush or scouring pad or high-pressure wash.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.

C. Repair

  1. Replace gasket as necessary
  2. Chase threads and remove small burrs with small file if damage is minimal.                                  
  3. Stand upright and dry completely prior to repackaging.

D. Retesting

  1. Following completion of any repairs, retesting of nozzles must be completed following Testing for Performance, above.                                                                                                                          

E. Repackaging

  1. Stand upright to drain water and dry.
    • Package 100 each in NFES #008064 carton (10” x 8” x 6”).
    • Package 10 each, local cache option.


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