Hydrant meter did not block access to...

Hydrant meter did not block access to water - Hawaii News

There are 2 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jan 6, 2010, titled Hydrant meter did not block access to water - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

QUESTION: I know contractors are permitted to use fire hydrants for water, but what about the chains some contractors put on the hydrants? Recently, I noticed that a contractor had his back-flow prevention device and water meter connected to a hydrant, chained in such a fashion that would render the hydrant useless to the Fire Department in an ...

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Kahuku, HI

#1 Jan 6, 2010
"A building industry official speculated costs and regulations might be factors as to why mobile homes haven't become popular in Hawaii, but said the reasons weren't readily evident."
I imagine you need to look no farther than the construction unions.

Since: Nov 09

Kula, HI

#2 Jan 6, 2010
If I lived near the hydrant, I would want both hydrant outlets available to HFD. And HFD can't just say that the 4" outlet will be adequate because they don't know how big of a fire they might have to fight. Addtionally, why even have a 2-1/2" outlet on the hydrant if HFD isn't going to use it.

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