HYDRANT SIGN

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harrym1byt
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby harrym1byt » Tue 24 Mar, 2015 1:51 am

LS1 wroteColonSurely the fire brigade /council will know where all the hydrants are. Once you have a list you can just go round photoing them all? There must be hundreds in Leeds if not thousands in the Leeds MD as a whole.


Judging by the fact that I see the FB regularly check the one opposite us, they must know where they are.

I doubt they need the hydrant signs, more likely they will use GPS to find them.
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby harrym1byt » Tue 24 Mar, 2015 1:58 am

Kamil Kroplewski wroteColonBut i did found different plate. Looks similar in style as FH. FOAM INLET DIESEL TANK.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79851 ... Ixg8OA!2e0
Any gues?

Kamil


That is the telephone exchange, which has a backup emergency generator, with a lot of stored diesel fuel to keep it going. The foam inlet will be to deal with any fuel fires.
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby Kamil Kroplewski » Mon 30 Mar, 2015 8:31 am

Hi,
harrym1byt - thanks for Inlet Tank :)

About FH. I think there are people who on purpose during the night putting new plates here and there, just under my nose. :)

Here are new 5:

F43 - 5-6 4M - at the Bowman Lane
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79300 ... Uq2ndA!2e0
F44 - 56-0 4M - At the PALACE
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79505 ... OqQUrA!2e0
F45 - 30-0 4M - Leeds Minister
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79545 ... sHbkEA!2e0
F46 - 12-0 4M - north from city center, at Melbourne Street (I will try to keep closer to center)
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.80195 ... hCAE8Q!2e0
F47 - 12-8 4M - New York Street, opposite the Post Office
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79651 ... 6kH5gA!2e0

Maybe there are hundred of them?

Kamil
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby warringtonrhino » Mon 30 Mar, 2015 11:03 pm

harrym1byt wroteColon
LS1 wroteColonSurely the fire brigade /council will know where all the hydrants are. Once you have a list you can just go round photoing them all? There must be hundreds in Leeds if not thousands in the Leeds MD as a whole.


Judging by the fact that I see the FB regularly check the one opposite us, they must know where they are.

I doubt they need the hydrant signs, more likely they will use GPS to find them.



in the 1980's when I was in the West Yorkshire Fire Service, we routinely checked hydrants, primarily to make sure that they were fit for purpose. Roadside hydrants were often filled with wet mud, similar to black smelly yoghurt, which had to be cleaned out.
I used to put a plastic supermarket shopping bag across the top of the hole, then replaced the lid this saved time in an emergency because the hydrant pit was kept clean. I believe this is now done as part of the inspection, using a piece of yellow plastic. We knew exactly where hydrants were, even under snow etc, and only used the hydrant plates if we had been sent to an incident outside of our station area. Lives could be lost if you used a GPS to locate a water supply hidden under snow, leaves,or parked cars.
During the routine inspections we reported faults and missing plates to Yorkshire Water , as it was then called.

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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby Leodian » Tue 31 Mar, 2015 8:03 pm

There's too many links to go through but I suspect that this hydrant sign may not have been used before, as it is not an obvious sign and is in an off-road location. The sign is at a building on Church Row near Leeds Minster. The first photo shows the sign which seems to have been painted over at some stage and also removed as it is jammed into a panel. The second photo shows the presumably related hydrant cover on the pavement under the sign. It's interesting (well it is to me ;) ) how much less worn the cover is where it is closer to the building and thus will have been much less walked on since put in place. The cover also looks like it may not have been opened for a long time.
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby Cardiarms » Wed 01 Apr, 2015 6:20 pm

warringtonrhino wroteColonDuring the routine inspections we reported faults and missing plates to Yorkshire Water , as it was then called.


Still is. My team maintain the asset records and maps with hydrant locations.
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby harrym1byt » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 7:22 pm

warringtonrhino wroteColonI used to put a plastic supermarket shopping bag across the top of the hole, then replaced the lid this saved time in an emergency because the hydrant pit was kept clean. I believe this is now done as part of the inspection, using a piece of yellow plastic.


It's not just the FB doing the trick with the plastic, the water authority and others now use the same trick :D

I did wonder about it when I first saw it, I thought it might be them putting the sheet down to just make them easier to lift later.
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby Kamil Kroplewski » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 12:33 pm

Hi Guys,
I'm still keeping record. Here is the new set from city center:
F48 - Bank Street
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79591 ... VtjLWw!2e0
F49 - opposite Merrion Center
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.80109 ... sDQqTA!2e0
F50 - so close to the other one
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.80082 ... 6jSjoQ!2e0
F51 - so close to the other one on Alexander Street
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.80047 ... NxcFtg!2e0
F52 - 23-6 9M - first one under the bridge
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79959 ... r_PxzA!2e0
F53 - 16-0 3M - in the middle of nowhere
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79977 ... 7VXhVA!2e0
F54 - 6-0 4M - at Corn exchange
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.79577 ... AUyw0g!2e0

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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby Brunel » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 10:59 am

Old ones... neglected ones... forgotten ones...

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=53.8 ... 83/-1.5664
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Re: HYDRANT SIGN

Postby markstansfield » Tue 01 Dec, 2015 8:52 pm

HI,

when we were kids and we walked past one and the first one to see it had a Free Hit (FH) on is mates arm and no return hit allowed (1965 -1970 ish)

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