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Kochek Company, LLC has introduced a new strainer that efficiently collects virtually all standing water from flooded basements and rooms, saving operators time and expediting property salvage. This latest product from Kochek, Putnam-based manufacturers of quality fire equipment and water movement products, is made of high-strength lightweight aluminum alloy and features a unique screen specifically designed to hold nearly flat against any floor. When placed at low spots near a sump or over a drain, Kochek's basement strainer draws water down to levels so low, simple air drying or light mopping can remove any remaining liquid. Kochek's new basement strainers are available with camlock, long-handle swivel female NH threaded, and storz connections in 2.5", 3", and 4" hose sizes. All Kochek products are covered by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Kochek Company, LLC, a premier manufacturer of quality fire equipment and water movement solutions headquartered in Putnam, CT, reports that its 10-foot and 20-foot PVC suction hose was rigorously tested and found to perform without leaks, depressurization, or decoupling, and demonstrated excellent coil memory even after 12 hours of pressure. Kochek's PVC suction hose is specifically designed for the firefighting market and meets the company's proprietary fire grade specifications. All Kochek PVC suction hose in sizes 2.5" and larger has been certified NFPA-compliant. Leak-Proof performance Kochek's 10-foot PVC suction hose performed without leaks and with no signs of decouplingWhen filled with over 14 gallons of water and hung vertically by the long handles of the female coupling for 12 hours, Kochek's 10-foot PVC suction hose maintained constant pressure at the hose end. It performed without leaks and with no signs of decoupling. Stretching six inches when full, the hose returned to original length once water was removed. After an additional 12-hour test repositioned for a 90-degree attachment that simulates truck connection, vacuum was maintained when the petcock valve was opened and equalized, and no leaks or decoupling occurred. Reliable operation in extreme temperatures Kochek's 20-foot PVC suction hose, filled with nearly 30 gallons of water, duplicated the positive test results conducted for the 10-foot hose. It stretched to 12 inches under pressure with recoil to its original length when empty. Kochek recommends that a 45 or 90-degree elbow be used to support the hose end of its 20-foot hose, when under full weight, while attached at 90 degrees to alleviate potential flow restriction. Meeting all the requirements of NFPA 1961, Kochek's PVC suction hose provides reliable, unassisted operation even in extreme temperatures, maintaining flexibility from 150° to -40° F. With UV protection built in, it retains quality wall thickness from 3" to 6" ID and features smooth bore for unrestricted flow. Kochek PVC suction hose is sold complete with end couplings and may be ordered in conventional and custom lengths. All Kochek products are covered by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Kochek Company, LLC, a manufacturer of specialty fire equipment and water movement solutions, recently announced that its new chrome aluminum coating is available for all its products. Unlike polished aluminum and powder coatings, Kochek’s chrome coating is plated over a bright nickel layer to achieve a hard, uniform finish that is lustrous and distinctly reflective. Wear-Resistant Finish Tested under harsh field conditions, Kochek’s aluminum fittings coated in true chrome provide a durable, wear resistant finish that offers excellent corrosion protection without flaking. Lighter weight than products coated over brass, aluminum fittings finished in Kochek’s chrome coatings help reduce overall vehicle weight, providing additional cost savings. Chrome Coated Parts Kochek now stocks a variety of chrome coated parts ready to ship and plans to expand its chrome product line as demand continues to grow. All Kochek products are protected by a five-year warranty against any manufacturing defects.