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Sicking, Lois P.. 2003. Draft Hose Comparison Study. 0351 1309P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 6 p.

Suction hose is designed to draft water in wildland firefighting operations from an open water source, such as a lake, stream, pond, or creek. It is also used to siphon water from one portable tank to another. Draft hose is used on all engines and with all portable pumps. Suction hose is constructed to the USDA Forest Service specification and procured through GSA as semirigid construction. Draft hose technology now includes a lighter construction with comparable performance. This publication summarizes the evaluation of the construction of several types of hose.

Keywords: draft hose

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