Where is your water going? What is the point of breakover?

What type tip do you use and why?

When is a big tip under pumped a good idea? Say a 2″ tip @ 40 psi. We have worked so hard to memorize tips and pressures. But, there may be a BETTER way.

3 thoughts on “Where is your water going? What is the point of breakover?

  1. 2″ tip on the ladder, because if you have to flow the big pipe you need big water….It would be helpful to know the break-over points on ladder pipe/ground monitor usages to understand distances better. Lots of variables though. Log it into your pump cheat book, “you don’t have to know everything just where to find the answers”

  2. No Fogs on ladder pipes! Makes no sense. Only problem with 2 inch tip is you may not have the water to support the flow which can significantly affect your reach/penetration (rated at 1000 GPM)….which case smaller tipe size will get you better reach and penetration (although my Dept runs 2 inch tips??).