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ven at vvcrane.junglelink.co.uk
Wed Aug 23 14:09:08 EDT 2000
> Confirmed. No US style fire hydrants. Suitable water outlets are available
> and usually marked with a large H nearby,
I guess from the address that Anita is from Australia. We do it this
way in the UK too. All you see is a little metal plate in the
pavement. You need a special tool to turn the water on, firemen
have these and council workers. When I worked on an
archaeological site in Colchester we had one in order to water the
site and bring the colours up for photographs. US fire hydrants have
long been a source of puzzlement. Tho' I've mostly sorted this out
can anyone explain this business of people playing in the water
from fountaining fire hydrants in hot weather? Do they break them
or do they just turn them on illicitly? And I'm sure the UK version
wouldn't fountain, only spurt.
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