for Testing Occupant-Use Hose
In-service hose designed for occupant
use only shall be removed and service-tested as specified
in Chapter 5 at intervals not exceeding 5 years after
installation and every 3 years thereafter.
hose shall be unracked, unreeled, or unrolled and physically
inspected as specified in Section 2-5 at least annually.
Hose shall be reracked, rereeled, or rerolled so that
any folds do not occur at the same position on the hose.
inspection shall determine that the hose, couplings,
and any nozzles have not been vandalized, are free of
debris, and exhibit evidence of mildew, rot, or damage
by chemicals, burns, cuts, abrasion, and vermin.
All nozzles shall be inspected
at least annually and after each use. The nozzle inspection
shall include verification of the following:
of obstructions in waterway
damage to tip
operation of adjustments such as pattern selection,
operation of shut off valves if so equipped
gasket in good condition in accordance with 4-3.1
5-1.2.1.The service test pressure for hose
manufactured in July, 1987 and after to meet the requirements
of the 1987 or subsequent editions of NFPA 1961, Standard
for Fire Hose, is stenciled on each length of hose and
reads "Service Test to_______PSI per NFPA 1962."
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