The Interface Manifold is a T-shaped device made
from a short section of high strength metal pipe (durability) with
a standard 1-1/2 inch female coupling (compatibility)
on the leg section and four (4) brass threaded couplings
with individual gate valves on the cross bar section (flexibility).
These gated couplings are sized to fit standard issue 1
inch single jacket Hotshot forestry hose (max 300 psi).
The hose itself comes rolled in 50 and 100 foot sections,
at least eight (8) of which easily fit into a backpack along
with the manifold assembly (transportability).
The nozzles are brass ball-bearing with adjustable spray
Water is supplied to the
manifold via a standard 1-1/2 inch hose line supplied by
either a portable or apparatus mounted pump. The ideal operating
pressure is from 100-150 psi at the pump. At these pressures
the Interface Manifold and forestry hose are able to maintain excellent fire flows at the nozzle,
even at distances exceeding 1000 feet from the manifold
(versatility). The hose and nozzle remain easy
to handle and provide good ground penetration pressures
as well as excellent stream distance capability. The manifold
can be located at the end of any standard 1-1/2 inch hose
line so operating distance from the pump is almost limitless.
Please see the images below which illustrate
the Interface Manifold's capabilities: