National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Hose – Garden, Synthetic, ¾” NH x 50’

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Visually inspect for burns, cuts, and damaged fittings.
  2. Recycle brass fittings from disposed hose.
  3. Inspect gasket for cracks, if any replace.
  4. Return to stock if hose is banded and in unused condition.
  5. Refurbish if item passes initial inspection.
  6. Dispose of hose if it fails initial inspection or fails Testing for Performance.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Testing for Performance

  1. Start pump.
  2. Test hose at bib pressure, which should be at least 150 PSI.
    1. Check bib pressure with pressure gauge.
    2. Gauge can be purchased at any local hardware store.
  3. Hold for 2 minutes and inspect hose for leaks.
  4. Shut down pump and relieve water pressure from system.
  5. Drain excess water from hose.

B. Cleaning Procedures

  1. Remove excess dirt from hose.
  2. Wash hose with clean water, clean water with mild detergent or high pressure wash.
  3. If detergent is used, rinse with clean water.
  4. Allow hose to drain and dry thoroughly.

C. Repair

  • none

D. Repackaging

  1. Roll hose in single-roll configuration, male fitting in center of roll.
  2. Secure roll with band.
  3. Package 20 lengths in NFES #008017 carton (18” X 12” X 10”).


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