This water jet eductor was used on a fireboat to siphon water. Coated in a thick layer of marine grade gray paint, this piece is constructed of copper and brass components. The suction side of the unit has a large, 18" tall, 6" diameter, cylindrical strainer to prevent large pieces of debris from entering the system. An inlet is present below the strainer. When in operation, a suction hose would be fitted to this inlet, allowing the piece to function. Water would flow through the opposing end of the eductor, providing water to hoses and monitors, or vacating it from the boat to prevent capsize.
This eductor was salvaged from the Mayor J Harold Grady, a 6000 GPM (gallon per minute) fireboat built in 1960, serving Baltimore, Maryland, from 1961 until it was decommissioned in 2007. This fireboat and items from it are featured on Season 10, Episode 8, of the Diy Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".
Weight: 72 lbs.
Item Measurements: 12(L) x 8.25(W) x 56(H)
As seen on Season 10, Episode 8.