National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Nozzle – Twin Tip, Combination, 1” NPSH-F

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for obvious damage, cracks, and large burrs.
  2. Inspect for gasket and screen.
  3. Inspect handle for damaged or missing screw.  Ensure handle is in the correct position and turns freely into the proper positions.
  4. Inspect for fire damage.  Fire damage may cause failure in the future.
  5. Inspect hose coupling threads for damage.
  6. Return to stock if nozzle is clean and shows no sign of damage or use.
  7. Refurbish if damage is repairable or if missing components are replaceable.
  8. Dispose of item if damage is excessive, or if nozzle fails Testing for Performance and deficiencies are not correctable.

Refurbishing Procedure

A. Testing for Performance

  1. Install nozzle on pump.
  2. Open handle on nozzle.
  3. Turn on water.
  4. Inspect and operate straight stream tip and fog tip ensuring neither is clogged.  Clear obstructions if present.
  5. Close handle.
  6. Pressurize nozzle to 300 PSI.  Test at pressure for 3 minutes.
  7. Inspect for leaks:
  • Gasket
  • Under the handle
  • At both tips

B. Cleaning

  1. Clean in a dish washing detergent with brush, scouring pad or high-pressure wash as needed. Do not soak for extended periods of time as the detergent will corrode the metal.
  2. Rinse thoroughly, stand upright with handle in open position and allow to air dry.

C. Repair

  1. Replace handle and ball with a new kit if needed.
  2. Replace tail gasket and/or screen if missing, cracked, or stiff.  Nozzle will have a 3/16” straight-stream tip (NFES #000637) and a 2-4 gal/min fog tip (NFES #000635).
  3. Lubricate with appropriate dry lubricant such as graphite.

D. Retesting

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

E. Repackaging

  1. Stand upright and dry completely prior to repackaging.
  2. Package in units containing nozzle body with a 3/16” straight-stream tip, NFES #000637 and 2-4 gal/min fog tip, NFES #000635.
  3. Package 20 each in NFES #008010 carton (16 3/8” x 13 5/8” x 7” w/ insert).


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