Double Jacket Fire Hose Advantages
The strongest woven hose you can find, with DUAL layers of polyester hose. It's just like having two hoses combined into one.
This 2.5 inch fire hose is made for firefighting per NFPA standards.
It attaches to pumps, fire hoses, hydrants, PVC pipes that are equipped with 2.5" fittings. Alternatively, it can be adapted to fit any of the above mentioned with simple pipe or hose adapters.
- Higher service pressure (400psi) than it's single jacket counterpart (250psi) while remaining lightweight.
- Can easily be attached to 2.5" outlets such as pumps, hydrants, valves, PVC pipes with standard hose (NH) or pipe threads (IPT/NPSH/NPT).
- Aluminum couplings are three times stronger than brass and weigh less. Move faster in demanding situations.
- Woven polyester material never needs drying and can be stored wet. Hose is immune to mold and rot. Can be stored for long periods of time without degradation.
- Can be run over with large trucks without bursting - even while pressurized.
- Strong inside rubber lining leads to less friction loss and more water flow.
- Operate in extreme temperatures without worry -40 degrees F to 180 degrees F.
- Service Pressure - 400 psi
- Test Pressure - 800 psi
- Burst Pressure - 1200 psi
- Inside Diameter - 2.5" Inches
- Lay Flat Width - About 4.5" Inches
- Length - 50 Feet / 100 Feet
- Couplings - Choose NH/NST (Fire Hose Threads) or NPSH (Straight Pipe Threads)
- Material - Double Jacket Polyester
- Lining - Inside Rubber
- Color - White, Red, Or Yellow
Double jacket fire hoses are kept on hand in almost every municipal fire department. Structural firefighters choose double jacket hoses for the added durability and longer lifespan. It's the standard hose!
- Fire Departments
- Heavy Duty Industrial Projects
- General Water Pumping
- Agricultural / Irrigation
- Wash Down
- Fire Hydrants
- Sump & Trash Pumps
- Valves & Standpipes
If you're moving these hoses around day to day, 50 foot lengths are the best way to go. They are lightweight enough to carry around and roll up. For applications where you set the hoses for extended periods of time, the 100 foot lengths are more economical.
Will This Hose Fit My Outlet? Which Connectors Do I need?
- At the top of the page you need to select which style of fittings you need.
- What are NH/NST Fittings? National Hose / National Standard Thread - Standard fire hose fittings. Both NH and NST are the same thing. This is the most common size for fire departments today.
- What are NPSH Fittings? National Pipe For Straight Hose - These are straight pipe fittings. They're compatible with all standard pipe threads including NPT, NPSM, PVC, NPSH. NPT notes - a female NPSH will connect onto a male NPT fitting, but a female NPT fitting will not connect onto a male NPSH fitting.
Can I Use A Nozzle With This Hose?
Absolutely you can! 2.5 inch fire hoses are designed to work with spray nozzles. For this particular hose, you'll need a 2.5 inch fire hose nozzle equipped with 2.5" fittings.
You can check the nozzles section here. Spray nozzles are normally used for wash down, emergency fire fighting, dust control, transferring water to hard to reach places, or even as a shut off valve.
A true firefighting nozzle will be constructed from high quality metals and have higher psi ratings. The popular plastic red fire nozzles are made for residential uses and should only be used for firefighting in emergencies. They are rated to handle 100psi (NFPA requirements for firefighting) and has 3 settings: straight stream, fog, and shut off. Check the graphic below for a better look.
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