National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Nozzle – Combination, Barrel, KK 1½”

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for burrs and cracks, broken plastic, or fire damage.  Inspect gasket and replace if missing, cracked, or stiff.  Inspect for screw and nylon washer.  Inspect hose coupling threads for damage.
  2. Barrel must turn freely.
  3. Return to stock if nozzle functions properly, is free of damage and clean.
  4. Refurbish if nozzle is repairable.
  5. Dispose of any nozzle that is damaged beyond repair, has burn damage, or fails Testing for Performance and deficiencies cannot be corrected.  Old style KK:  Inspect threads inside of barrel; if they are damaged, dispose of nozzle.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Testing for Performance

  1. Replace gasket if necessary.
  2. Connect nozzles to pump or manifold.  Confirm connection ends are not out of round and there is no damage to threads.
    1. Pressure Test:
      1. Start pump.
      2. Make sure nozzles are open. Let all air escape. Shut nozzles.
      3. Pressurize to 300 PSI and hold for 3 minutes
  3. Inspect for leak:
    • Around the gasket
    • Behind the barrel
    • The tip of the barrel
      ​Note:  Due to manufacturing processes a water tight shut-off seal on NFES #000137 and #000138 is very difficult to attain. Minimal drips or slight mist spray from the tip are acceptable for RFI condition.

B. Cleaning

  1. All items will be washed and cleaned of foreign matter, such as mud, dirt, and grease. Clean in a mild detergent with brush and 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.
  3. Stand upright with barrel in open position to drain water and dry.
  4. Lubricate threads on back of the barrel with appropriate dry lubricant (graphite).

C. Repair

  1. Replace gaskets, washers or screws as needed.
  2. If plastic nozzle is found defective, dispose (NFES #000137, #000138).
  3. Replace tip, screw, and O-ring, if needed (NFES #001081, #001082).

D. Retesting

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

E. Repackaging

  • Stand upright and dry completely prior to repackaging.
    • Use NFES #008064 carton (10” x 8” x 6”)  for each of the following:
      • NFES #001081 STANDARD PACK 20 per carton
      • NFES #000137 STANDARD PACK 10 per carton
      • NFES #000138 STANDARD PACK 10 per carton
    • Use NFES #001081 carton (12” x 12” x 6”)
      • ​​NFES #001082 STANDARD PACK 20 per carton
    • Use NFES #008017 carton (18” x 12” x 10”) for each of the following:
      • NFES #001081 STANDARD PACK 60 per carton
      • NFES #000137 STANDARD PACK 60 per carton
      • NFES #000138 STANDARD PACK 60 per carton



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