New Uses for Old Hoses have many uses outside the firehouse. Not only are used fire hoses an extremely durable product, with diverse uses, but it is cost-effective as well.
They make great irrigation lines, and can transport large quantities of water quickly. In addition to irrigation, you can use the fire hose to cool down livestock on a hot day.
It is excellent for transferring fluids, either water or other liquids. Make sure to mark the used fire hose with a large permanent marker with the fluids used so it doesn’t get used again for water.
Fill your used fire hoses up with compressed air and they will float, creating barriers for environmental containment. In the past fire departments have used them as impromptu water rescue devices. Multiple water victims can hold on to, and rescue is easier as the hoses can then be pulled in, retrieving many people at once.
Filled with air or water, used fire hoses can be secured with stakes to contain environmental spills on land as well as on water.
They are great for marking up pathways, roads, and designating or separating fields. They also have be used for making giant x’s for marking helicopter pads. You can even use fire hoses for crowd control, to show people where they can go at events.
A hose make great covers for knives, sharp implements, chain saw blades as well as anything that sticks out and is dangerous. Use a sharp utility knife to cut the hose to size and a heavy duty canvas or leather need to seal up.
These are just a few of the many uses for used fire hoses. How do you use old fire hoses? Please tell us your stories on creative ways to make use of. We would love to hear them.