Aging paper and print quality made scanning difficult on some of the older magazines. Please excuse any misprints or typos. Hose testing involves much labor and time. However, an innovative and inexpensive piece of equipment will permit safe quality hose testing at relatively high pressures in the field without the use of a pumper. In these times of fiscal restraint, it’s hard to justify starting up the apparatus to test one or two sections of repaired hose. Is it even cost efficient to test 10 sections? A portable piece of equipment that any fire department can afford, and probably can manufacture, could prove to be a reliable, inexpensive device for testing hose. If you plan to use the hose tester for 3-inch or larger hose, allow enough space betwen the tester’s outlets so gloved hands and spanners can work easily. The bleeder valve can be fairly small (1/2-inch or 3/4-inch) since it’s designed only to bleed off excess pressure when the test is through. When determining the size of the water inlet, keep in mind that the smaller the inlet, the longer it takes to purge the hose of air and fill it with water, especially when testing larger diameter hose. Sugges...