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Booster Hose Installation Kit

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    Item Number: BW10AT
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    Weight: 2.00 Lbs

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    Kit includes lubricant, key, wrench and clamp.

    MALE END

    1. REMOVE EXPANDER FROM SHELL.
    2. SKIVE/CHAMFER THE INSIDE DIAMETER OF THE HOSE END TO EASE THE INSERTION OF THE EXPANDER INTO THE HOSE. HOSE END SHOULD BE CUT SQUARE.
    3. PUSH HOSE INTO SHELL UNTIL HOSE BOTTOMS IN SHELL. IT SHOULD BE DIFFICULT TO PUSH THE HOSE INTO THE SHELL. TO HELP INSERTING THE HOSE INTO THE SHELL, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO LIGHTLY CHAMFER THE OUTSIDE DIAMETER OF THE END OF THE HOSE.
    4. MARK HOSE AT END OF SHELL WITH PENCIL OR CHALK PRIOR TO SCREWING EXPANDER INTO HOSE. (MARK IS USED TO DETERMINE IF HOSE IS PUSHED OUT DURING INSTALLATION.).
    5. PLACE CLAMPS AROUND SHELL AND HOSE AND PLACE CLAMPED ASSEMBLY IN VISE. PINS IN CLAMP SHOULD GO INTO HOLES IN SHELL.
    6. POSITION CLAMPED ASSEMBLY IN VISE JAWS SUCH THAT PRESSURE WILL BE APPLIED TO TAIL OF CLAMP FOR MAXIMUM GRIP ON HOSE WHILE CLAMP PINS REMAIN IN SHELL HOLES. TIGHTEN VISE.
    7. PLACE EXPANDER ON KEY SO THAT KEY ENGAGES GROOVES IN EXPANDER AND PROTRUDES THROUGH EXPANDER. TAPERED END OF KEY ACTS AS LEAD FOR EXPANDER AND FACILITATES ENTRANCE OF EXPANDER IN HOSE.
    8. LUBRICATE INTERIOR OF HOSE AND EXTERIOR OF EXPANDER LIBERALLY WITH BAR-LUBE.
    9. SCREW EXPANDER INTO SHELL AND HOSE UNTIL EXPANDER BOTTOMS. ONCE BEGUN, THIS ACTION SHOULD NOT BE INTERRUPTED. SEE NOTE BELOW.

    FEMALE END

    1. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING MALE END EXCEPT THAT EXPANDER AND KEY MUST BE PLACED THROUGH SWIVEL NUT BEFORE BEING INSERTED INTO SHELL AND HOSE. IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO REMOVE SWIVEL GASKET.
    2. SCREW EXPANDER IN UNTIL IT BOTTOMS. VERIFY THAT SWIVEL ROTATES. IF NOT, BACK OUT AS REQUIRED. ONCE BEGUN, THIS ACTION SHOULD NOT BE INTERRUPTED. SEE NOTE BELOW.
    3. AFTER REMOVING KEY, REPLACE SWIVEL GASKET IF REMOVED IN STEP 10.

    NOTE: IN STEPS 9 AND 11, DO NOT PERMIT KEY TO PUSH UP.

    DO NOT PERMIT HOSE TO ROTATE OR PUSH OUT WHILE SCREWING EXPANDER IN. CHECK OFTEN DURING INSTALLATION. IF HOSE ROTATES OR MOVES, START OVER AFTER CUTTING OFF DAMAGED END.

    BAR–LUBE ISTHEWORDFORIT.

    A SPECIAL OIL THAT MAKES A “RIGHT TIGHT FIT”, SO THAT BAR-WAY HOLDING POWER IS CORRECT. OIL IS INERT; RUBBER IS UNAFFECTED. APPLY SPARINGLY TO BOTH EXPANDER AND HOSE. – YOU’LL FIND THE JOB IS EASIER; BAR-LUBE MAKES IT EASY TO DO THE JOB RIGHT.

    NOTE FOR 98-W COUPLING ONLY

    SKIVE HOSE BACK FROM END 1”, DOWN TO THE WIRE. BE SURE HOSE IS CUT SQUARE. CUT AROUND DIAMETER OF HOSE TO WIRE, CUT FROM CIRCULAR CUT TO END OF HOSE, ALONG HOSE IN A STRAIGHT LINE OR ON AN ANGLE, THEN USE A PAIR OF PLIERS TO PEEL RUBBER OFF THE WIRE.

    Garden Hose Thread Male Adapter

    • Outside diameter of a male GHT adapter - 1.06 inches (11.5 Threads per inch)

    1" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 1 inch
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 1.375 inches (8 Threads per inch)
    • Outside diameter a male NPSH or NPT adapter - 1.295 inches (11.5 Threads per inch)

    1 1/2" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 1 1/2" inches
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 1.99 inches (9 Threads per inch)
    • Outside diameter a male NPSH or NPT adapter - 1.87 inches (11.5 Threads per inch)

    1 3/4" Hose Couplings

    • 1 3/4 inch hoses come with 1 1/2 inch couplings

    2" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 2 inch
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 2.51 inches (8 Threads per inch)
    • Outside diameter a male NPSH or NPT adapter - 2.35 inches (11.5 Threads per inch)

    Note - 2 inch NH or NST is very rare. If the outside diameter of male adapter is approximately two inches, you need 1 1/2 inch NH or NST.

    2 1/2" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 2 1/2" inches
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 3.06 inches (7.5 Threads per inch)
    • Outside diameter a male NPSH or NPT adapter - 2.84 inches (8 Threads per inch)

    3" Hose Couplings

    • Most 3 inch hoses come with 2 1/2 inch couplings

    4" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 4" inches
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 5.01 inches (4 Threads per inch)
    • Outside diameter a male NPSH or NPT adapter - 4.47 inches (8 Threads per inch)

    5" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 5" inches
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 6.26 inches (4 Threads per inch)

    6" Male Adapter

    • Inside diameter of a male adapter - 6" inches
    • Outside diameter of a male NH / NST adapter - 7.025 inches (4 Threads per inch)

    Connections

    • The female side of a NH / NST coupling will only connect to a male NH / NST connection
    • The male side of a NH / NST coupling will only connect to a female NH / NST connection
    • The female side of a NPSH coupling will only connect to a male NPT pipe or a male NPSH connection
    • The male side of a NPSH coupling will only connect to a female NPSH connection. It will NOT thread into a female NPT pipe. For example, a male NPSH coupling will NOT thread into a female metal or pvc pipe.
    • The female side of a garden hose will only connect to a male garden hose connection.
    • The male side of a garden hose will only connect to a female garden hose connection.

    NH / NST: The most common thread type in use by fire departments today is NST or National Standard Thread. NST also goes by the initials NH or National Hose. It can even be referred to as NHT or National Hose Thread but NST or NH is more common these days. NH = NST.

    NPSH: National Pipe Straight Hose (NPSH) or Iron Pipe Thread (IPT) has the same threads per inch (TPI) as National Pipe Tapered (NPT) but the thread does not taper. NPSH is a straight thread and seals by a gasket in the female coupling which allows for a swivel, just like NH / NST, which make both ideal for hose couplings.

    NPT: National Pipe Tapered is common in plumbing and some industrial uses. Sometimes referred to as pipe thread because PVC pipe and schedule 40 pipe are typically threaded in NPT. As its name implies this is a tapered thread so that the outside diameter of the male (ODM) gets smaller towards the end of the fitting and the inside diameter of the female narrows with depth. As the two fittings are threaded together the opposite tapers force thread friction and makes the seal without the use of a gasket.