National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Valve – Wye, Gated, 1 1/2” NH-F X 1 1/2” NH-M X 1 1/2” NH-M

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for the following:
    1. Handles-bent, broken, missing, too tight, too loose, expansion pins coming out or missing, handles correct (left and right) and positioned properly.
    2. Male flange-flange missing, lock-ring and set-screws functional, damaged threads, smooth flat surface on flange, burrs on threads, or loose male flange.
    3. Female coupling-Coupling spins freely, gasket present, and in good condition free of cracks or damage, burrs on threads.
    4. Casting (body)-Fire damage—look for further damage, O-rings in good condition, corrosion, cracks, and burrs.
    5. Plastic sphere-Inspect sphere while turning handle; if pitted or rough, replace.
  2. Return to stock if item is clean, passes inspection, and is in unused condition.
  3. Refurbish if deficiencies are discovered during the inspection process and item requires cleaning.
  4. Dispose of item if damages are not repairable or item has sustained damage caused by fire.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Clean in a mild detergent with brush and scouring pad or use parts washer or high-pressure wash to remove foreign matter such as mud, dirt, or grease. Rinse thoroughly.
  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.
  4. Lubricate with appropriate type of lubricant.

B. Repair

  1. Replace missing or damaged O-rings and gaskets.
  2. Replace broken, missing handles.
  3. Repair or replace male flange if damaged is discovered on face or threads.
  4. Replace female coupling or bearings if not spinning freely.

C. Testing for Performance

  1. Install valve on test pump.
  2. Turn on water to pump and open valve to expel air then close valve.
  3. Turn on pump
  4. NFES #000259 and NFES #000231 test at 300 PSI for 3 minutes.
  5. NFES #000904 test at 100 PSI for 3 minutes.
  6. Inspect for leaks around the gasket, at the handles, and around flanges while on test pump.
  7. If valve leaks, repair as necessary, or dispose of through local procedures.
  8. Retest after repairs are made.

D. Repackaging

  1. Ensure item is completely dry prior to packaging.
  2. Packaging:
    • Use NFES #000823 carton (15” x 15” x 10”) for a standard pack of 10 EA.


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