Didn't know that had them as separate structures. But after looking it up its pretty exact. Now all you have to do is get some drivers so they dont back into the fence
Generally they used a pulley and rope system. A rope was slung over a beam or pulley and the hoses were attached to it then pulled up. The weight of the hose would allow it to be lowered once dried.How do they get the hoses up that tower you built
Generally they used a pulley and rope system. A rope was slung over a beam or pulley and the hoses were attached to it then pulled up. The weight of the hose would allow it to be lowered once dried.
Later on they may have gone to using winches, but that is just a possibility and not a certainty.
Quite a few did have ladders and stairs in them as well, and most likely for the reason you mentioned. Many also had a look out/observation house on top of them or Bells that they would sound before the invent of sirens I guess.Ahh never seen the system used so I was like no ladder or no way to get to the top to hang them lol. I'm sure n scale would be rough to put in the pulley system and probably would not be visible anyways so why waste the effort...
Most here, and in Australia, are covered as well; although, I don't think too many are still in use for drying hoses, I maybe wrong of course. I just haven't gotten around to putting a roof on mine yetOur hose towers are built into the fire station building…..and are heated with a roof over it….hoses won’t dry in the winter when it’s well below freezing….