Restoring my last Fire Plug

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

Roy14

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Jan 26, 2017
Messages
1,493
Reaction score
1,955
Location
Pauls Valley
2- 3" lines or LDH from the steamer ? Dont forget the hydrant wrench !!
That’s the good ole days talking. We’re strictly 5” now except for grass stations, and all 5” is in 100’ sticks. Just dragging one up the street to load from a dry lay will make you pour sweat and gasp for breath. The first winter we had it was when -20s hit and we had all lines freezing up on us as soon as we stopped flowing water. We rolled them up, they froze solid, and it took all 3 guys had to lift one roll into the back of a brusher jump seat
 

Mr.Glock

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
8,385
Reaction score
9,539
Location
Noneubusiness
That’s the good ole days talking. We’re strictly 5” now except for grass stations, and all 5” is in 100’ sticks. Just dragging one up the street to load from a dry lay will make you pour sweat and gasp for breath. The first winter we had it was when -20s hit and we had all lines freezing up on us as soon as we stopped flowing water. We rolled them up, they froze solid, and it took all 3 guys had to lift one roll into the back of a brusher jump seat

I won’t lie to you even though I am an old ****, but the old shits will say they did more in worse conditions with less men on the Truck! Haaaaaaaaaa!
 

Judi

Sharpshooter
Special Hen
Joined
Aug 27, 2017
Messages
2,441
Reaction score
5,252
Location
Near E. C.
My last one I will do. I have restored over a hundred of them, gave them to young Firemen that I worked with over the years for their homes as well as the homes we have had. Some I made functional as a Yard Sprinkler. But most were just for yard decoration.

I have enjoyed doing them over the years. They are getting heavy to lift onto the Workbench. Most of them were around 250lbs. Had a dozen old 1930s that were close to 500.

I strip them down to bare metal, rust proof the innards, and clean the brass outlets and rust proof the threads on the caps, then prime and paint. Repair the chains on the caps if needed. And mount them to sewer main cap bases.

As above, the last one I am doing for the last Home we are now remodeling to live in. A passing milestone! Just finished priming this last one, have to wait 48 hours to put top coat on.

I‘ll post a photo of it painted soon.


View attachment 412503View attachment 412504View attachment 412505View attachment 412506


Wow...I never knew this about you....

Please post some pictures of your work....I'm so ticked I wish I would have knowen I would have asked for one years ago....

So kool....

....want breakfest all year...
 

Tinytim

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Mar 18, 2019
Messages
722
Reaction score
686
Location
Calumet, Oklahoma 73014
Drop one in your front yard and send a photo to your insurance co. LOL



I


/kidding
I have State Farm, if I had a plug, within a thousand feet, my insurance would drop to 60% of my current, rural water denied hooking a plug up, stated that if several pumpers were sucking, it could collapse the main line.
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom