Creative Uses for Fire Hose
Jetovator: Water Sports & Fire Hose
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The Jetovator is a water sports accessory that extends the ability of an existing personal watercraft (PWC). The Jetovator does not come with its own power source and customers must acquire their own high output PWC in order to power the Jetovator. The Jetovator redirects the water thrust from the jet unit of the PWC along a forty foot hose to the Jetovator body. This water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator into the air. The rider can also redirect the water thrust of the two front nozzles in order to maneuver the Jetovator in all directions.
The PWC, which provides the power, follows behind the Jetovator using the hose as a tether. It is similar to other water sports accessories like wake boarding or water skiing except the accessory is actually towing the boat rather than the other way around. The 40 foot connecting hose is attached to the PWC via a supplied thrust adaptor that re-directs the jet thrust 180 degrees to the front of the PWC. This thrust adapter can be easily installed and removed, allowing the PWC to still be used as normal.
Christmas Tree Decor
The wife of a fire fighter came up with this idea to decorate their Christmas tree.
The department of geological survey at the University of Kansas ordered these short lengths of fire hose to use as a mobile seismic line. Most seismic lines are a series of geophones planted in the ground and cables used to connect them together to the main “computer”. The fire hose is used to protect the cabling running between the “shoes” (the black metal pieces) which house the geophones. This allows them to drag a seismic line instead of planting more phones.