fire hose before

before: 70-year-old hose with brass “suicide nozzle”.

We have replaced all four of these fire hoses. This one was 70 years old, though they’re supposed to be replaced every 5 years. The brass “suicide nozzle” has been illegal for about 15 years. The valves were so corroded that they would not shut off once they were turned on, so the entire mechanisms had to be replaced.