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MANUAL: Chimney Snuffer
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING Read instruction manual before use. Operation of this device without understanding the manual
and receiving proper training is a misuse of this equipment. A person who has not read and
understood all operating and safety instructions is not qualified to operate the Chimney Snuffer.
This instruction manual is intended to familiarize firefighters
and maintenance personnel with the operation, servicing and
safety procedures associated with the Chimney Snuffer.
This manual should be kept available to all operating and
maintenance personnel.
Operating Range:
40 Gallons per Hour
@ 60 psi
TASK FORCE TIPS, Inc.
MADE IN USA •www.tft.com
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2004
2800 E. Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6940 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
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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 Z535.4-1998 the definitions of the three signal words are as follows:
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Task Force Tips Chimney Snuffer is designed to quench chimney fires with a fine spray to minimize water damage. Eight
strategically placed nozzles deliver 40 gallons per hour (150 L/hour) at 60 psi (4 Bar). The nozzle and valve are constructed of durable
hard anodized aluminum, stainless steel, rubber and engineering grade polymers. 1.0” NH (25mm) hose thread is standard on the
Chimney Snuffer head, hose and valve (National Hose Threads per NFPA #1963).
WARNING
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.
CAUTION
Nozzle must be properly connected. Mismatched or damaged threads may cause nozzle to leak or
uncouple under pressure and could cause injury.
CAUTION
Do not couple aluminum to brass. Dissimilar metals coupled together can cause galvanic corrosion that
can result in inability to unscrew threads or complete loss of thread engagement.
3.0 SAFETY
DANGER
Injury or death can occur from falling off rooftops. Roof surfaces can become slippery when wet or icy.
Evaluate risk before going up onto rooftops. Seek proper training to reduce risk of injury.
WARNING
An inadequate supply of nozzle pressure or flow will cause an ineffective stream and can result in injury.
Call 800-348-2686 for assistance.
CAUTION
Nozzles falling from rooftops can injure persons below. Clear bystanders from around roof line before
going up onto roofs. Emergency personnel working below roof line should wear approved headgear.
CAUTION
Sand or mineral deposits can reduce the flow of the Chimney Snuffer resulting in an ineffective stream.
Check stream before going onto rooftop. In the event of an ineffective stream it may be necessary to retreat
to a safe area and clean the sand or mineral deposits.
4.0 USE WITH SALT WATER
Use with salt water 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.
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5.0 FIREGROUND USE
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 is being generated. The flow rate depends largely on the pump discharge pressure and hose friction loss. The pump
discharge pressure may be found by use of the chart on the last page. It can also 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
For additional information on calculating specific hose layouts, consult an appropriate fire-service training manual, A Firefighters
Guide to Nozzles published by Task Force Tips, or call TFT's "Hydraulics Hotline" at 800-348-2686, request document #LTT-110.
6.0 EXPLODED VIEW & PART LIST
REF #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
PART #
A3520
A3540
V3040
A3550
D07522N
D07590
D07570
D07530
D07540
VO-010
D07550
D07560
V1900
VO-120
D07582
A3560
A3530
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DESCRIPTION
CHIMNEY SNUFFER HEAD
NOZZLES
GASKET
HOSE 25 FEET 1.0"NH
VALVE BODY 1.0"NH
SPRING BELLEVILLE
FRONT SEAT
BALL
TRUNNION
O-RING
STOP PIN
SHUTOFF HANDLE
SPIROL PIN
O-RING
REAR SEAT
GARDEN HOSE ADAPTOR
CHIMNEY SNUFFER BAG
QTY
1
8
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
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7.0 INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
The Chimney Snuffer is 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.
Nozzle must be inspected before each use for proper operation and function according to this checklist:
! None of the nozzle jets are clogged
! There is no obvious damage such as missing, broken or loose parts, etc
! The coupling is tight and leak free
! The valve operates smoothly and shuts off water flow completely
! There is no major damage to the Chimney Snuffer head
CAUTION
Before each use the Chimney Snuffer must be inspected for proper operation and function according to
inspection criteria above. Any nozzle that fails inspection is dangerous to use and must be repaired before
using. Operating a nozzle that fails any part of the inspection is a misuse of this equipment.
CAUTION
Performance tests shall be conducted on the Chimney Snuffer after a repair, or anytime a problem is
reported to verify operation in accordance with Task Force Tips test procedures. Consult factory for the
procedure that corresponds to the model of the nozzle. Any equipment which fails the related test criteria
should be removed from service immediately. Equipment can be returned to the factory for service and
testing.
CAUTION
Any alterations to the Chimney Snuffer constitutes a misuse of this product and could diminish safety.
8.0 WARRANTY
Task Force Tips, Inc., 2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6940 ("TFT") warrants to the original purchaser of its
Chimney Snuffer ("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 2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6940, 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.
TASK FORCE TIPS, Inc.
MADE IN USA •www.tft.com
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2004
2800 E. Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6940 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
LIA-300 September 30, 2004 Rev01
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