DRAFT HOSE KITS
The QTAC™ water drafting kits allow the pumps on any of the units to pull water from any auxiliary water source. All draft kits come with the associated fittings, hoses and valving needed to extract water up to 26 vertical feet. The draft kits can turn your QTAC into a portable pumping and filling station for larger vessels, and are absolutely necessary for anyone wanting to do extended lengths of water or retardant application with their QTAC.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ‘DRAFT’, AND WHY WOULD I NEED IT?
When you hear the term “draft” in the context of discussing a pump, it refers to using a secondary water source—such as a pool, creek or pond—to draw water into the pump. Instead of having to rely only on a water storage tank, when drafting, your water supply is only limited by the size of the secondary source, which, in the case of a creek or pond, is virtually unlimited.
Drafting is extremely helpful when you need long periods of uninterrupted water flow, and it allows you to use higher GPM (gallons-per-minute) nozzles without the fear of running out of water. If you are able to draft while pumping, it gives an added level of assurance knowing your water supply will not run out. Drafting is also very helpful when filling a QTAC, as the flow rates of the pump far out-perform that of a standard garden hose.
DRAFT HOSE KIT SPECIFICATION
QTAC WATER DRAFTING KITS INCLUDE:
- 15 feet of 1-1/2″ draft hose
- 1-1/2″ cam-lock fitting
- Foot valve with strainer