Presentation on theme: "Loading the SAC-METRO pack. Coil the hose with the male coupling to the inside. Using a winding table or a Gnass Hose Winder to simplify this operation."— Presentation transcript:
Coil the hose with the male coupling to the inside. Using a winding table or a Gnass Hose Winder to simplify this operation. A five foot diameter coil usually works.
Then, fold flat. Or... By measuring with the black strap portion of the SAC-METRO pack; the distance from the nozzle to the first fold, the load will come out to the right length. A piece of 2x4 can also work as a measuring device and guide, that the hose can be coiled around to build the same configuration, instead of using a hose winder.
Bend the hose load in the middle. Place the SAC-METRO pack around the outside perimeter.
Can be loaded with a second of the same and put into a standard high-rise pack. Or connected together for twice the length. Using Niedner XL-800 allows for the lightest and most compact high-rise pack possible. The SAC-METRO LOAD
To deploy, release the straps. Pull the hose load into a coil. This will allow the hose to be charged without kinking, similar to a garden hose. Charge in place, then advance the line.
In a High-rise, it might be desirable to charge the hose vertically and allow the hose coils to stand against the wall. (Two person operation) This allows for more space on the stair landings and reduces the possibility of stepping into the center of a coil. You can imagine what might come next. :(
Hose coil may be hung on shoulder. Drop outer loops of hose to extend line to target. To pay hose out: