We offer a complete fire hose cabinet inspection including the annual fire hose repacking as specified in the Ontario Fire Code (subsection 6.4.2)
We carry an excellent inventory of replacement glass, glass clips, standpipe caps, hand wheels, nozzles and fill hose to make the necessary repairs to your existing cabinet or we can supply new cabinets if required.
Pressure testing and repairs or re coupling fire hose is available for all sizes and types of hose or couplings. Turn around times for repairs and/or pressure testing is approximately 1-2 weeks.
'The Ontario Fire Code does not mandate pressure testing of fire hoses at certain intervals however we believe any fire hose which has been re coupled should be pressure tested at the time of repair.
Fire Departments or Industrial Fire Crews may wish to follow the requirements set out in the N.F.P.A. 1962 standards for care and use of fire hose as follows:
- Retest 5 years after date of manufacture
- Then retest every 3 years thereafter
We do not believe property managers and building owners need to pressure test rack hose however, consideration should be given to replacing the hose every 20 to 25 years or when conditions warrant.
When to replace fire hose tips
There may be mitigating circumstances that may warrant hose or coupling replacement if the following conditions apply:
- Hose shows signs of fraying
- Slight cuts to hose of any type
- Vandalism of any type
- The hose may have been removed and stretched for any reason
- Broken couplings
In all cases we recommend services to repair any damages or to make the necessary repairs to re certify the functionality of the emergency equipment in question for the ongoing protection requirement.