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MANUAL: G-Force Nozzle
Fixed, Selectable, and Automatic
by:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Understand manual before use. Operation of this device without understanding the manual and
receiving proper training is a misuse of this equipment. Obtain safety information at www.tft.
com/serial-number
This Instruction Manual is intended to familiarize firefighters and maintenance personnel with the operation, servicing, and safety
procedures associated with the G-Force nozzle.
This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.
DANGER
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE
The member companies of FEMSA that provide emergency response
equipment and services want responders to know and understand the
following:
1. Firefighting and Emergency Response are inherently dangerous activities
requiring proper training in their hazards and the use of extreme caution
at all times.
2. It is your responsibility to read and understand any user’s instructions,
including purpose and limitations, provided with any piece of equipment
you may be called upon to use.
3. It is your responsibility to know that you have been properly trained in
Firefighting and /or Emergency Response and in the use, precautions, and
care of any equipment you may be called upon to use.
4. It is your responsibility to be in proper physical condition and to maintain
the personal skill level required to operate any equipment you may be
called upon to use.
5. It is your responsibility to know that your equipment is in operable
condition and has been maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
6. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in death, burns or other
severe injury.
FEMSA
Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Service Association
P.O. Box 147, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • www.FEMSA.org
3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
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Table Of Contents
1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS
2.0 SAFETY
3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
3.1 VARIOUS MODELS AND TERMS
3.2 NOZZLE COUPLINGS
3.3 MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
3.4 USE WITH SALT WATER
4.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
4.1 FIXED FLOW
4.2 SELECTABLE FLOW
4.3 AUTOMATIC
4.4 FLUSH CONTROL
5.0 NOZZLE CONTROLS
5.1 FLOW CONTROL
5.1.1 LEVER TYPE FLOW CONTROL
5.1.2 TIP ONLY
5.1.3 BALL SHUT OFF
5.2 PATTERN AND FLUSH CONTROL
6.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
5.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
5.2.2 SHAPER TACTILE INDICATOR
5.2.3 FOG ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
USE WITH FOAM
6.1 FOAM ASPIRATING ATTACHMENTS
USE OF G-FORCE NOZZLES
APPROVALS
COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE AND PISTOL GRIP
DRAWINGS AND PART LISTS
WARRANTY
MAINTENANCE
12.1 FIELD LUBRICATION
12.2 SERVICE TESTING
12.2.1 HYDROSTATIC TESTING
12.2.2 FLOW TESTING
12.2.3 RECORDS
12.3 REPAIR
OPERATIONAL CHECKLIST
1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS
A safety related message is identified by a safety alert symbol and a signal word to indicate the level of risk involved with a particular
hazard. Per ANSI standard Z535.6-2011, the definitions of the four signal words are as follows:
DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor
or moderate injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (or equivalent) signs indicate specific safety-related instructions of procedures.
2.0 SAFETY
DANGER
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
An inadequate supply of nozzle pressure and/or flow will cause an ineffective stream and can
result in injury, death, or loss of property. See flow graphs or call 800-348-2686 for assistance.
The nozzle may be damaged if frozen while containing significant amounts of water. Such
damage may be difficult to detect visually and can lead to possible injury or death. Any time the
nozzle is subject to possible damage due to freezing, it must be tested by qualified personnel
before being considered safe for use.
This equipment is intended for use by trained personnel for firefighting. Their use for other
purposes may involve hazards not addressed by this manual. Seek appropriate guidance and
training to reduce risk of injury.
Failure to restrain nozzle reaction can cause firefighter injury from loss of footing and/or stream
protection. Nozzle reaction will vary as supply conditions change: such as opening or closing
other nozzles, hose line kinks, changes in pump settings, etc. Changes in spray pattern or
flushing will also affect nozzle reaction. The nozzle operator must always be prepared in the
event of these changes.
If nozzle gets out of control or away from operator, retreat from nozzle immediately. Do not
attempt to regain control of nozzle while flowing water. Injury from whipping can occur.
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WARNING
Water is a conductor of electricity. Application of water on high voltage equipment can cause
injury or death by electrocution. The amount of current that may be carried back to the nozzle
will depend on the following factors:
• Voltage of the line or equipment
• Distance from the nozzle to the line or equipment
• Size of the stream
• Whether the stream is solid or broken
• Purity of the water1
1 The Fire Fighter and Electrical Equipment, The University of Michigan Extension Service, Fourth Printing 1983. Page 47
CAUTION
Fire streams are capable of injury and damage. Do not direct water stream to cause injury or
damage to persons or property.
3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Task Force Tips G-Force nozzles are designed to provide excellent performance under most fire fighting conditions. Their
rugged construction is compatible with the use of fresh water (see section 3.4 for saltwater use) as well as fire fighting foam
solutions.
3.1 VARIOUS MODELS AND TERMS
The G-Force nozzle is available in several different models and inlet connections. Basic body styles are shown in figure 2.1A
DETENTS
SELECTOR
RING
TACTILE INDICATOR
ON
THREADED
COUPLING
STREAM SHAPER
SELECTOR
RING
TACTILE INDICATOR
OFF
THREADED
COUPLING
STREAM SHAPER
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
TIP ONLY NOZZLE
(Shown With H-VOI Ball Valve)
DETENTS
ON
OFF
SELECTOR
RING
TACTILE INDICATOR
Other options are:
• Fixed rubber, fixed aluminum or stainless steel spinning fog teeth.
• Shaper tactile indicator with or without detent (see section 5.2.2)
Three flow options are available. All three use the selector ring for flush control.
The flow options are:
• Fixed flow (see section 4.1)
• Selectable flow (see section 4.2)
PISTOL GRIP
• Automatic (see section 4.3)
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STREAM SHAPER
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
& INTEGRAL PISTOL GRIP
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3.2 SPECIFICATIONS
3.2.1 MECHANICAL
Maximum operating pressure (with valve shut off)
370 psi
25.5 bar
Operating temperature range of fluid
33 to 120º F
1 to 50º C
Storage temperature range
-40 to 150º F
-40 to 65º C
Materials used
Aluminum 6000 series hard anodized MIL8625 class
3 type 2, stainless steel 300 series, nylon 6-6, nitrile
rubber
3.3 NOZZLE COUPLINGS
Many inlet couplings such as NH (National Hose) or NPSH (National Pipe Straight Hose) can be specified at time of order.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Nozzle must be mated to a hose line with matched threads. Mismatched or damaged threads
may cause nozzle to leak or uncouple under pressure and could cause injury.
Dissimilar metals coupled together can cause galvanic corrosion that can result in the inability
to unscrew the threads or complete loss of thread engagement over time. Per NFPA 1962, if
dissimilar metals are left coupled together an anti-corrosive lubricant should be applied to the
threads. Also the coupling should be disconnected and inspected at least quarterly.
3.4 USE WITH SALTWATER
Use with saltwater is permissible provided nozzle is thoroughly cleaned with fresh water after each use. The service life of the nozzle
may be shortened due to the effects of corrosion and is not covered under warranty.
4.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
4.1 FIXED FLOW
A fixed flow G-Force nozzle has one fixed discharge orifice and a flush setting. A fixed flow G-Force is flush able with the selector
ring. Figure 4.2 shows flow and pressure graphs for the G-Force Fixed nozzles.
4.2 SELECTABLE FLOW
A selectable G-Force nozzle has several fixed discharge orifices and a flush setting. A particular orifice is selected by rotating the
selector ring. Figure 4.2 shows flow and pressure graphs for the G-Force Selectable nozzles.
0
100
200
300
Flow (LPM)
400
500
600
700
800
140
A
B
C
D
E
9
120
6
80
5
60
4
Pressure (BAR)
7
100
Pressure (psi)
FIXED GALLONAGE
8
570 l/min @ 700 kPa (7 bar)
150 GPM @ 100 PSI
E
SELECTABLE GALLONAGE
3
40
FLUSH
20
30 60
2
1
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
A
0
220
B
95 125 150
C
D
GPM @ 100 PSI
E
Flow (gpm)
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0
100
200
Flow (LPM)
400
500
300
600
700
800
140
A
120
B
C
D
8
6
80
5
60
4
Pressure (BAR)
7
100
Pressure (psi)
FIXED GALLONAGE
9
E
570 l/min @ 500 kPa (5 bar)
150 GPM @ 75 PSI
E
SELECTABLE GALLONAGE
3
40
FLUSH
2
20
1
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
0
220
200
30
60
95
A
B
C
125 150
D
GPM @ 75 PSI
E
Flow (gpm)
Fig 4.2 - G-Force Fixed and Selectable
4.3 AUTOMATIC
The G-Force is available with automatic pressure control and flush setting. Flow range and performance is shown in figure 4.3A.
0
100
200
300
Flow (LPM)
400
500
600
700
800
140
9
8
AUTOMATIC
7
100
6
80
5
Automatic G-Force
Flow Range 60 to 150 gpm
at 100 psi
60
40
4
3
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
AUTOMATIC
60-150 GPM @ 100 PSI
230 - 570 l/min @ 500 kPa (5 bar)
AUTOMATIC
60-150 GPM @ 75 PSI
1
0
0
230 - 570 l/min @ 700 kPa (7 bar)
2
FLUSH
20
Pressure (BAR)
Pressure (psi)
120
200
0
220
Flow (gpm)
0
100
200
300
Flow (LPM)
400
500
600
700
800
140
9
Automatic G-Force
Flow Range 60 to 150 gpm
at 75 psi
100
8
7
6
80
5
AUTOMATIC
60
4
3
40
2
FLUSH
20
1
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Pressure (BAR)
Pressure (psi)
120
200
0
220
Flow (gpm)
Figure 4.3A G-Force Automatics
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4.4 FLUSH CONTROL
Small debris passes through the debris screen (if equipped) and may get caught
inside the nozzle. This trapped material will cause poor stream quality, shortened
reach, and reduced flow. To remove small debris, the nozzle may be flushed as
follows:
• While still flowing water, rotate the shaper counterclockwise (as viewed
from behind the nozzle) to the flush position. (increased resistance will be
felt on the SHAPER or RING as the nozzle goes into flush) This will open the
nozzle allowing debris to pass through.
• During flush the nozzle reaction will decrease as the pattern becomes
wider and the pressure drops. The nozzle operator must be prepared for an
increase of nozzle reaction when returning the nozzle from the flush position
to retain control of the nozzle.
• Rotate the selector ring out of flush to continue normal operations.
WARNING
Large amounts or pieces of debris may be unflushable and can reduce the flow of the nozzle
resulting in an ineffective flow. In the event of a blockage, it may be necessary to retreat to a
safe area, uncouple the nozzle and remove debris.
5.0 NOZZLE CONTROLS
Nozzle control valves must be opened slowly to eliminate unnecessary strain on the hose and couplings and reduce pressure
surges.
Nozzles attached to an in-service hose shall be stored in the off position.
5.1 FLOW CONTROL
5.1.1
LEVER TYPE FLOW CONTROL
On models that use a lever type valve handle, the nozzle is shut
off when the handle is fully forward. The valve handle has 5
detented flow positions. These detent positions allow the nozzle
operator to regulate the flow of the nozzle depending on the need
or what can be safely and effectively handled. TFT recommends
the use of a pistol grip for easier handling. For additional stress
reduction, a hose rope or strap may also be used. This permits
more effective use and ease of advancement, while minimizing
strain and fatigue.
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
5.1.2 TIP ONLY
Tip only nozzles have NO shut-off valve within the nozzle and
MUST be used with a separate ball valve attached to the nozzle.
5.1.3
BALL SHUT OFF
A separate ball valve for use with Tip Only nozzles is shut off
when the valve handle is fully forward. Pulling back on the handle
opens the valve. Open valve slowly to avoid sudden changes
in nozzle reaction. Close valve slowly to prevent water hammer.
Note: In partially open positions a ball valve will cause turbulence
and adversely affect stream quality. Nozzles attached to an inservice hose shall be stored in the off position.
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5.2 PATTERN CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
FLOW
OFF
ON
5.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
TFT’s nozzles have full pattern control from straight
stream to wide fog. Turning the stream shaper clockwise
(as seen from the operating position behind the nozzle)
moves the shaper to the straight stream position. Turning
the shaper counterclockwise will result in an increasingly
wider pattern.
Since the stream trim point varies with flow, the stream
should be “trimmed” after changing the flow to obtain the
straightest and farthest reaching stream. To properly trim
the stream, first open the pattern to narrow fog. Then
close the stream to parallel to give maximum reach. Note:
Turning the shaper further forward will cause stream
crossover and reduce the effective reach of the nozzle.
The nozzle reaction is greatest when the shaper is in
the straight stream position. The nozzle operator must
be prepared for a change in reaction as the pattern is
changed.
Care must be taken to avoid dents or nicks in the nozzle tip
because they can seriously affect the stream reach.
CLOCKWISE
FLOW
OFF
ON
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
TACTILE INDICATOR
(MOVES WITH BUMPER)
5.2.2 SHAPER TACTILE INDICATOR
The G-Force has a tactile indicator on the stream shaper.
The tactile indicator allows the stream shaper position
(and fog angle) to be determined by feel rather than by
sight. The fog angle can be adjusted (see section 5.2.3)
so that a desired fog angle is achieved when the tactile
indicator in on top of the nozzle. The G-Force has an
optional detent to aid in returning to a known fog angle.
Note: The fog angle will change as flow and pressure
change (becoming wider with increased flow).
5.2.3 FOG ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Typically the G-Force is factory set with the tactile indicator
in the top position for straight stream. The fog angle can
be adjusted while keeping the tactile indicator on top by
following the steps in figure 5.2.3. You will need a new
shaper label if you change the fog angle adjustment.
1) Remove or cut the shaper label.
2) Loosen the clamp ring
with a pin spanner.
5) Apply a new shaper label.
4) Tighten the clamp ring
with a pin spanner.
3) While keeping the tactile indicator
or lock out lever on top,
rotate the shaper guide
to obtain the desired fog angle.
Figure 5.2.3 Fog Angle Adjustment
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6.0 USE WITH FOAM
The G-Force nozzle may be used with foam solutions. Refer to fire service training for the proper use of foam.
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
For Class B fires, lack of foam or interruption in the foam stream can cause a break in the foam
blanket and greatly increase the risk of injury or death. Assure that:
• Application rate is sufficient (see NFPA 11 or foam manufacturer’s recommendations)
• Enough concentrate is on hand to complete task (see NFPA for minimum duration time
requirements)
• Foam logistics have been carefully planned.
Allow for such things as:
• Storage of foam in a location not exposed to the hazard it protects
• Personnel, equipment and technique to deliver foam at a rapid enough rate
• Removal of empty foam containers
• Clear path to deliver foam, as hoses and other equipment and vehicles are deployed
Improper use of foam can result in injury or damage to the environment. Follow foam
manufacturer’s instructions and fire service training to avoid:
• Using wrong type of foam on a fire. i.e. Class A foam on a Class B fire.
• Plunging foam into pools of burning liquid fires.
• Causing environmental damage.
• Directing stream at personnel.
There are a wide variety of foam concentrates. Each user is responsible for verifying that any
foam concentrate chosen to be used with this unit has been tested to assure that the foam
obtained is suitable for the purpose intended.
Use of compressed air foam (CAF) with hand held nozzles can cause sudden surges in nozzle
reaction force resulting in risk of injury or death from loss of footing or hose whipping. Be
prepared for sudden changes in nozzle reaction caused by:
• Slug loading (Loss of foam concentrate sends slugs of air and water into the nozzle)
• Sudden release of built-up pressure in the hose when opening a nozzle
6.1 FOAM ASPIRATING ATTACHMENTS
To increase the expansion ratio, G-Force Series MX Foamjet (model FJ-MX-G) multi-expansion attachment or LX Foamjet (model
FJ-LX-G) low expansion attachment may be used with G-Force nozzles. These foam tubes attach and detach quickly from the
nozzle. Note: As expansion ratio is increased, the reach of the nozzle will be decreased due to the greater amount of bubbles
in the stream and their ability to penetrate the air. Generally the reach with foam is approximately 10% less than with water only.
Actual results will vary based on brand of foam, hardness of water, temperature, etc. See Foamjet instruction manual for specific
information. See LIA-025 (MANUAL: Foam Attachments for TFT Nozzles).
7.0 USE OF G-FORCE NOZZLES
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL FIRE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES
AND SUITABILITY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL’S USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT.
Many factors contribute to the extinguishment of a fire. Among the most important is delivering water at a flow rate sufficient to
absorb heat faster than it is being generated. The flow rate depends largely on the pump discharge pressure and hose friction loss.
It can be calculated using a hydraulic equation such as:
PDP = NP+FL+DL+EL
PDP = Pump discharge pressure in PSI
NP = Nozzle pressure in PSI
FL = Hose friction loss in PSI
DL = Device loss in PSI
EL = Elevation loss in PSI
This manual is not intended to act as a training guide for safe fireground tactics and operations. For additional information visit www/
tft.com or contact customer service at 800-348-2686.
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8.0 APPROVALS
Many TFT G-Force nozzle configurations carry the FM Approval rating. Consult www.tft.com for a complete list.
9.0 COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE AND PISTOL GRIP
The TFT G-FORCE with lever type valve handles are supplied with black valve handle covers and pistol grips. The handle covers
and pistol grips are available from TFT in various colors for those departments wishing to color code the nozzle to the discharge
controls. A colored handle cover set will be sent upon receipt of the warranty card by TFT. Your department’s name can also be
engraved on the covers (see warranty card for more information).
Handle covers are replaceable by removing the four screws that hold the handle covers in place. Use a 3/32” allen wrench when
replacing screws. Pistol grip is replaceable by following TFT instruction sheet LTT-108.
For standardization NFPA 1901 (A-4-9.3) recommends the following color code scheme:
Preconnect #1 or Bumper Jump Line
Preconnect or discharge #2
Preconnect or discharge #3
Preconnect or discharge #4
Preconnect or discharge #5
Preconnect or discharge #6
Preconnect or discharge #7
Foam Lines
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Orange
Red
Yellow
White
Blue
Black
Green
Red w/ White border (Red/White)
9
Other Colors Available:
• Gray
• Pink
• Purple
• Tan
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10.0 DRAWINGS AND PART LISTS
1
6 7
8 9
4 5
10
3
22
23 24
20
25
26
21
17
1
27
10
2
4 5
11
7
12
11 15
16 18
28
19
29
47
36
49
37
50
51
45
39
33
30
31
48
32
17
62
58
34
35
38
40
41 42
43
44
58
46
58
59
60
61
17
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64
65 66
67 68
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INDEX DESCRIPTION
GASKET - 1.5" HOSE COUPLING
1
COUPLING 1.5"NH
2
COUPLING 1.5"NPSH
COUPLING NFTS 1.5"NH
3
COUPLING NFTS 1.5"NPSH
GASKET GRABBER
4
VO-RING-134
5
1/4-28 X 3/8 SOCKET SET SCREW
6
3/16" SS BALL
7
VO-RING-032
8
NFTS ADAPTER
9
VALVE BODY - TIP ONLY
10
VALVE BODY - SHUT OFF
VO-RING-222
11
SLIDER
12
VALVE PLUG SUB ASSEMBLY
15
PORT PLUG
16
CENTERING BUSHING
17
DISK
18
3/8-16 X 5/16 SOCKET SET SCREW
19
8-14 X 3/8 PUSHTITE BUTTON HEAD
20
HANDLE COVER, BLACK
21
VALVE HANDLE
22
CAM PIN
23
HANDLE SCREW
24
DETENT SPRING
25
.243" TORLON BALL
26
1/8" ACETAL BALL
27
GRIP SPACER F100
28
PISTOL GRIP, BLACK
29
WASHER
30
3/8-16 X 1 SOCKET HEAD SCREW
31
INDEX RING LABEL
30/60/95/125/150GPM @ 100PSI
30/60/95/125/150 GPM @ 75 PSI
150 GPM @ 100 PSI
32
150 GPM @ 75 PSI
AUTOMATIC
AUTOMATIC
33 SUBRING
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QTY ITEM #
1 V3130
G690N
G690I
G698N
1
G698I
1 G606
1 VO-134
1 VT25-28SS375
34 V2120
1 VO-032
1 G602
1 G601
1 G600
3 VO-222
1 G605
1 G903
1 B770
2 G612
2 G615
1 VT37-16SS312
4 VT08-14PT375
2 HM625
1 G620
2 G616
2 HM645
2 HM770
2 VB243TO
56 VB125AC
1 HM693-F
1 HM692-BLK
1 VM4901
1 VT37-16SH1.0
33
G641S0L
G641S1L
G641S5L
G641S6L
G641A0L
G641A1L
SUBRING
11
INDEX DESCRIPTION
INDEX RING
30/60/95/125/150 GPM @ 100 PSI
34 30/60/95/125/150 GPM @ 75 PSI
AUTOMATIC
35 CLAMP RING
36 CLAMP RING LABEL
37 SHAPER GUIDE LABEL
38 SHAPER GUIDE
39 .243" TORLON BALL
40 FLUSH SPRING
41 VO-RING-130
42 CAM BALL SEAT
43 .243" TORLON BALL
BARREL, SHAPER DETENT
44
BARREL, SHAPER LOCK-OUT
45 BARREL LABEL
46 VO-RING-225
47 TACTILE INDICATOR LABEL
48 8-32 X 3/8 SOCKET HEAD SCREW
49 TACTILE INDICATOR
50 DETENT SPRING
51 3/8" TORLON BALL
FIXED RUBBER TEETH SHAPER WITH
BUMPER
58 FIXED METAL TEETH SHAPER WITH
BUMPER
SPINNING TEETH SHAPER WITH BUMPER
59 O.D. WEAR RING
60 VO-RING-143
61 SPINNING TEETH
62 FIXED BAFFLE
63 AUTOMATIC SHAFT
64 VO-RING-012
65 AUTOMATIC BAFFLE
CONTROL SPRING 100 PSI
66
CONTROL SPRING 75 PSI / 5 BAR
67 VO-RING-025
68 SUBBAFFLE
69 VO-RING-013
70 SMALLEY RING
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
ITEM #
G641S0
G641S1
G641A0
G656
G656L
G655L
G655
VB243TO
G626
VO-130
G624
VB243TO
G625
G627
G625L
VO-225
G657L
VT08-32SH375
G657
H770
VB375TO
G650
1
G654
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
G651
G653
VO-143
G652
G630
G633
VO-012
G632
G635-100
G635-75
VO-025
G634
VO-013
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11.0 WARRANTY
Task Force Tips, Inc., 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 USA (“TFT”) warrants to the original purchaser of its
G-Force series nozzles (“equipment”), and to anyone to whom it is transferred, that the equipment shall be free from defects in
material and workmanship during the five (5) year period from the date of purchase.
TFT’s obligation under this warranty is specifically limited to replacing or repairing the equipment (or its parts) which are shown by
TFT’s examination to be in a defective condition attributable to TFT. To qualify for this limited warranty, the claimant must return the
equipment to TFT, at 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 USA, within a reasonable time after discovery of the
defect. TFT will examine the equipment. If TFT determines that there is a defect attributable to it, TFT will correct the problem within
a reasonable time. If the equipment is covered by this limited warranty, TFT will assume the expenses of repair.
If any defect attributable to TFT under this limited warranty cannot be reasonably cured by repair or replacement, TFT may elect to
refund the purchase price of the equipment, less reasonable depreciation, in complete discharge of its obligations under this limited
warranty. If TFT makes this election, claimant shall return the equipment to TFT free and clear of any liens and encumbrances.
This is a limited warranty. The original purchaser of the equipment, any person to whom it is transferred, and any person who is
an intended or unintended beneficiary of the equipment, shall not be entitled to recover from TFT any consequential or incidental
damages for injury to person and/or property resulting from any defective equipment manufactured or assembled by TFT. It is agreed
and understood that the price stated for the equipment is in part consideration for limiting TFT’s liability. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
TFT shall have no obligation under this limited warranty if the equipment is, or has been, misused or neglected (including failure to
provide reasonable maintenance) or if there have been accidents to the equipment or if it has been repaired or altered by someone
else.
THIS IS A LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY ONLY. TFT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO THE EQUIPMENT ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE MADE BY TFT BEYOND THAT STATED IN THIS DOCUMENT.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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12.0 MAINTENANCE
TFT nozzles are designed and manufactured to be damage resistant and require minimal maintenance. However, as the primary
firefighting tool upon which your life depends, it should be treated accordingly. To help prevent mechanical damage, do not drop or
throw equipment.
12.1 FIELD LUBRICATION
All Task Force Tips’ nozzles are factory lubricated with high quality silicone grease. This lubricant has excellent wash out resistance
and long term performance in firefighting nozzles. If your department has unusually hard or sandy water, the moving parts of the
nozzle may be affected. Foam agents and water additives contain soaps and chemicals that may break down the factory lubrication.
The moving parts of the nozzle should be checked on a regular basis for smooth and free operation, and for signs of damage. IF THE
NOZZLE IS OPERATING CORRECTLY, THEN NO ADDITIONAL LUBRICANT IS NEEDED. Any nozzle that is not operating correctly
should be immediately removed from service.
The field use of Break Free CLP (spray or liquid) lubricant will help to restore the smooth and free operation of the nozzle. However,
these lubricants do not have the washout resistance and long-term performance of the silicone grease. Therefore, re-application of
Break Free CLP will be needed on a regular basis. CAUTION: Aerosol lubricants contain solvents that can swell O-Rings if applied
in excess. The swelling can inhibit smooth operation of the moving parts. When used in moderation, as directed, the solvents quickly
evaporate without adversely swelling the O-Rings.
The nozzle can be returned to the factory for a complete checkup and re-lubrication with silicone grease
PART ONE — COUPLING DOWN
Position the nozzle at a 45-degree angle with the COUPLING
end down. Set the pattern to STRAIGHT STREAM. Then spray
a short burst into these areas:
#1 FRONT PATTERN CONTROL SEAL
Spray in between the pattern control and the barrel.
#2 PRESSURE CONTROL UNIT
Spray in between the baffle and sub-baffle.
Valve Handle
Closed
#2
#1
ANGLE
PART TWO — COUPLING UP
Position the nozzle at a 45-degree angle with the BUMPER end
down. OPEN the valve handle and set the pattern to FLUSH.
Spray a short burst in these areas:
#4 REAR SLIDER SEAL
Spray into the clearance between the slider and the valve
body.
#4 DETENTS IN THE HANDLE
Spray a small amount on the detent followers located in the
handle.
#3
Valve Handle
Closed
ANGLE
While holding nozzle at the angle, wait 30 seconds, then cycle the valve handle several times. Rotate the pattern control from straight
stream to full fog. The pattern control should move freely and easily.
IF THIS PROCEDURE DOES NOT RESTORE SMOOTH AND FREE OPERATION OF ALL THE MOVING PARTS,
THEN FACTORY SERVICE IS NEEDED. • 24-HOUR HOT LINE — 800-348-2686 • www.tft.com
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12.2 SERVICE TESTING
In accordance with NFPA 1962 (2013), nozzles must be tested a minimum of annually. Nozzles failing any part of this test must be
removed from service, repaired and retested upon completion of the repair.
12.2.1 HYDROSTATIC TESTING
Each nozzle with a shut off mechanism shall be tested in the following manner.
1. The nozzle shall be placed in a device capable of holding it and the shut off shall be closed.
2. A device capable of exerting a hydrostatic pressure of 300 psi (2070 kPa) or 1.5 times the maximum operating pressure, whichever is higher,
shall be attached to the nozzle.
3. All air shall be bled from the system.
4. The gage pressure shall be increased by 50 psi (3.5 bar or 345 kPa) increments, held for 30 seconds at each pressure up to the maximum
pressure for which the nozzle is being tested, and then held for one minute without leakage.
5. There shall be no sign of leakage through the valve or shut off.
12.2.2 FLOW TESTING
Flow testing must be conducted in the following manner.
1. The nozzle shall be mounted so that the flow rate and pressure through the nozzle and the pressure at the inlet can be accurately measured.
2. With the shut off fully open, the inlet pressure shall be adjusted to the rated pressure ±2 percent.
3. The valve or shut off and pattern controls shall be operated through their full range of motion at 100 psi (6.9 bar or 690 kPa) with no signs
of leaking, binding or other problems.
4. Evaluate the flow of nozzles as defined by NFPA 1964 in the following manner:
Basic Spray Nozzles shall flow no less than and no more than 10 percent over the rated flow at the rated pressure in the straight stream
and wide-angle fog settings.
Constant and Selectable Gallonage Nozzles shall flow no less than and no more than 10 percent over the rated flow at the rated pressure
at each predetermined flow selection.
Automatic (Constant Pressure) Spray Nozzles
1. The flow rate shall slowly be increased to the maximum rated flow, and the minimum and maximum pressures through the flow
range recorded.
2. Nozzles shall maintain their rated pressure ±15 psi (±1 bar or ±100 kPa) throughout the rated flow range.
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013
ed., Section 5.3). Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
12.2.3 RECORDS
A record of testing and repairs must be maintained from the time the nozzle is purchased until it is discarded. Each TFT nozzle is
engraved with a unique serial number which, if so desired, can be used to identify nozzle for documentation purposes.
The following information, if applicable, must be included on the test record for each nozzle:
1. Assigned identification number
2. Manufacturer
3. Product or model designation
4. Vendor
5. Warranty
6. Hose connection size
7. Maximum operating pressure
8. Flow rate or range
9. Date received and date put in service
10. Date of each service test and service test results
11. Damage and repairs, including who made the repairs and the cost of repair parts
12. Reason removed from service
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013
ed., Section 5.5.4). Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
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12.3 REPAIR
Factory service is available with repair time seldom exceeding one day in our facility. Factory-serviced nozzles are repaired by
experienced technicians, wet tested to original specifications, and promptly returned. Repair charges for non-warranty items are
minimal. Any returns should include a note as to the nature of the problem and whom to reach in case of questions.
Repair parts and service procedures are available for those wishing to perform their own repairs. Task Force Tips assumes no liability
for damage to equipment or injury to personnel that is a result of user service. Contact the factory or visit the web site at www.tft.com
for parts lists, exploded views, test procedures and troubleshooting guides.
Performance tests shall be conducted on the G-Force nozzle after a repair, or anytime a problem is reported to verify operation in
accordance with TFT test procedures. Consult factory for the procedure that corresponds to the model and serial number of the
nozzle. Any equipment which fails the related test criteria should be removed from service immediately. Troubleshooting guides are
available with each test procedure or equipment can be returned to the factory for service and testing.
CAUTION
Any alterations to the nozzle and its markings could diminish safety and constitutes a misuse
of this product.
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13.0 OPERATION AND INSPECTION CHECKLIST
TFT’s G-Force is designed and manufactured to be damage resistant and require minimal maintenance. However, as the primary fire
fighting tool upon which your life depends, it should be treated accordingly.
BEFORE EACH USE the nozzle must be inspected to this checklist:
1) There is no obvious damage such as missing, broken or loose parts, damaged labels etc.
2) Debris screen is free of debris
3) Coupling is tight and leak free
4) Valve operates freely through full range and regulates flow
5) “OFF” position does fully shut off and flow is stopped
6) Nozzle flow is adequate as indicated by pump pressure and nozzle reaction
7) Shaper turns freely and adjusts pattern through full range
8) Shaper turns into full flush and out of flush with normal flow and pressure restored
9) Shaper detent (if so equipped) operates smoothly and positively.
BEFORE BEING PLACED BACK IN SERVICE, nozzles must be inspected to this checklist;
1) All controls and adjustments are operational
2) Shut off valve (if so equipped) closes off the flow completely
3) There are no broken or missing parts
4) There is no damage to the nozzle
5) The thread gasket is in good condition
6) The waterway is clear of obstructions
7) Nozzle is clean and markings are legible
8) Coupling is retightened properly
9) Shaper is set to desired pattern
10) Shutoff handle is stored in the OFF position
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013
ed., Section 5.2.2). Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
WARNING
Any nozzle failing any part of the checklist is unsafe for use and must have the problem corrected
before use or being placed back into service. Operating a nozzle that has failed the checklist is
a misuse of this equipment.
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800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
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