10.2.1 RETURN TO STORAGE. Normally, hoses should be returned to storage
directly from the transport vehicle which has brought them back from the
pier. For cases in which further cleaning/disinfection are required, the
following discussion includes removal of clean 50-foot lengths of hose from
wash rack or apron to storage.
Generally, this operation is the reverse of the steps followed in
removing hoses from storage before placing them on the transport vehicle.
As stated previously, hoses may be stored in a variety of ways, each one
requiring its own handling procedure. Collapsible and noncollapsible rubber
sewage hoses may be stored in tight coils or straight lines on the ground or
in a storage rack.
a. Rubber Hoses Stored in Coils. Collapsible and noncollapsible rubber
sewage hoses to be stored in coils are handled as follows:
(1) If the hose is to be taken directly from the transport vehi-
cle, the vehicle is parked as close to the storage area as possible; both
members of the two-man shore crew grasp a single 50-foot coil of rubber hose
near the tailgate of the vehicle and lift it together. If the coil is to be
stored on the ground, it is carried to the storage spot and deposited care-
fully by both men. If the coil is to be stored on a tiered storage rack,
it is carried to the proper shelf by both men. Then the men slide it into
place. The coil is not dropped to the ground in either case; the steps are
repeated until all coils have been removed from the vehicle and placed in
storage. Coiled rubber hoses may be stacked on the ground, but not more
than four coils high.
(2) If the hoses are resting on the cleaning rack, all fittings
are disconnected and the hoses are drained. Then each length is taken down
from the rack and placed on the ground adjacent to the rack. This is done
by one team member, who places one end of a length of hose carefully on the
ground, then proceeds along the rack, pulling the hoses out over the edge of
the rack. The other member follows along, carefully lowering the hoses onto
the ground. When the entire length of rubber hose is on the ground, one man
rolls it into a tight coil, with the male fitting on the exterior. The coil
is then tied with marline.
(3) If the hose has been cleansed on a washing apron, it may be
rolled into a tight 50-foot coil in the same manner as just described above
without removing it from the washing apron.
(4) If the coiled rubber hose is to be stored on the ground, both
members of the two-man shore crew grasp the coil on opposite sides, lift it,
and carry it to the storage place. The coil is deposited on the storage
spot without dropping it; this prevents damage to the fittings.
(5) The steps are repeated until all coils that are to be stored
on the ground are in place. Coils should be stacked no more than four high.