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A FIRE CHIEF RETIRES - FIRE HYDRANT MAKEOVER

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Project by SKlaus posted 04-29-2015 09:12 PM 1011 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was actually done last year, but am now just showing it. One of our great great chiefs was retiring so the guys all wanted to do something special for him. We took the hydrant down to bare metal. In retrospect I should have just paid the money to have it sand blasted instead of using chemical stripper, brushes, and wire wheels. The hydrant was missing the flange that holds it to the ground (which usually is of a break away design so if a car hits it, it should shatter meaning most hydrants wont have them) so I had to design a new pedestal. The trim and flange is made of bubinga, and I laminated an upper and lower ring together for stability, routing a grove equal to the lip on the hydrant and all parts are finished with waterlox original. As for the Hydrant, we were lucky enough to have someone whos uncle does powder coating, and was able to get that done for us. Boy did that turn out nice!! Much nicer than just painting. all nuts, bolts, and caps, and covers were chromed, there are casters on the bottom of the pedestal to aid with what weights probably close to a 100 lbs or more. what you see is how it turned out. Hope you enjoy!!

-- 2 Timothy 2:15 "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."





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#1 posted 04-29-2015 09:55 PM

Looks great

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 03:28 PM

Wonderful refurb! Your hard work really paid off.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 03:44 PM

Great job on this. Now with the hydrant , axe and bell all that is left is to give him a Refurbed Engine to go with them.

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 03:47 PM

Looks great.

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 06:25 PM

very nice restoration

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#6 posted 05-02-2015 02:06 AM

This is cool!

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