Fire Fighting Hose Valves & Wye

Fire Hose Valves & Wyes

Direct and control the flow of water at the scene with hose valves and wyes that mechanically open, close or partially obstruct the flow of water from either a fire hydrant or large pump intake. Rawhide Fire Hose supplies a wide assortment of hydrant connections, from 1-1/2″ brass rack angle valves and aluminum hydrant gate valves, to forestry grade wyes and leader line wyes.

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What is a Fire Hose Valve?

A hydrant or hose valve is used to control the flow of water at the scene of a fire or in an industrial setting. Different applications call for different fire hose valves, including deluge and dry riser valve types. Other common types of fire hose connection valves include:

  • Angle Valves – Used in conjunction with rack hose assemblies; automatically drains and vents.
  • Ball Valves– Used in pumper discharges, gated wyes and fire pump piping systems.
  • Gate Valves– Used to control flow from a fire hydrant or on large pump intakes.

What is a Fire Hose Wye Valve?

Wye valves are designed to divide a water stream into two. Appropriate for municipal, rural as well as forestry hose applications, our fire protection valves and hose wye connectors feature superior construction.

So, what’s the difference between the types of wyes? Forestry hose wye valves are made of lightweight alloys and feature stainless-steel ball shutoff, while our fire hydrant wye valves include self-locking handles.

Fire Hose Wye and Valve Thread Configurations

Fire hose valves and wyes also use different thread configurations that are important to keep in mind when purchasing to ensure it is compatible with your fire hose. These thread configurations are:

  • NH or NST – National Hose or National Standard Thread
  • NPSH or IPT – National Pipe Straight Hose or Iron Pipe Thread
  • NPT – National Pipe Tapered

Learn more about the different fire hose threading compatibilities.

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