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Pip: You’re probably going to say the same about my paintball gun idea, aren’t you?

Seras: Probably.

Pip: What about fire hoses? We get a fire truck — it’s less conspicuous than our tanks — and, from it, spray freaks with a hoseful of holy water…

Seras: But how do we get that much holy water?

Pip: At least one of the Wild Geese is an ordained minister. We’ll just bring him along to bless the fire hydrants!

1 Comment

by Urahara on Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:58 pm

Wow. Pip really did put a lot of thought into this.

Except for the fact that a lot of it sounds pretty ridiculous. xD

But that’s our Pip!

by Xuanwu on Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:53 am

Is Holy Water that easily generated? My impression was that, in addition to being blessed, it had to be of a certain quality. Blessing sewage doesn’t make it holy, I thought. I also thought the blessing was more complicated than something that can be done on the fly.

Edit: Looked it up on Wiki. Turns out you CAN make sewage into holy water just by having a priest read a quick little blessing over it. The low quality of holy water in terms of bacteria and pathogens has even been a real world issue.

There is, however, the matter of if Pip’s idea would really work. The blessing onyl seems to apply to a body of still water that’s been collected. Blessing a hydrant would only bless that small amount in the hydrant at that time. As soon as more water moves out of the hydrant than was in it, the rest becomes regular water (per the “adding rule”).

So you’d need a priest who could bless the water as fast as it came out for it to maintain strength. A better tactic would be to store the water in the fire truck’s own tanks and bless that, then pray it’s all you need.

by Frey on Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:32 am

Thats sounds like a good solution.

I wonder if Pip’s ideas for Hellsing R & D will be accepted by Seras, Integra, Alucard, and Walter.

by Junior1210 on Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:35 pm

I also like the idea of a fire truck full of holy water. It’s so silly it could work.

by Arvanna on Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:53 pm

Pip has certainly put a bit of time into this scheme of his I will grant him that much.

by Kreiga on Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:08 pm

The whole fire truck idea seem pretty sound to me. It has most of the advantages of a flamethrower, in that it affects a wide area and is almost impossible to dodge however fast you may be if the nozzle is set to a wide spray. However, it does not cause massive collateral damage, even when windy.

by Junior1210 on Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:16 pm

After having survived fire fighting training in the navy, all I can say is go get hit with a stream of water from a 4 inch hose at about 100psi and then tell me about collateral damage. If you use a 1.5 inch hose at 300psi (it’s within the possibilities of modern pumper trucks to pump upto 500psi) you can cut through red brick buildings.

by Athos on Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:47 pm

Y’all’ve seen footage of fire hoses used for riot control, right? It ain’t pretty, no matter who it’s used on.

by Frey on Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:55 pm

I have seen fire hoses capable of breaking through concrete. Which is stronger though, bricks or concrete?

by Junior1210 on Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:18 pm

It depends on how each were made. Red brick is generally stronger inch by inch, but most forms of concrete are stronger overall. Thats due to the compounds involved in the making, plus concrete is usually reinforced with steel rods called ‘rebar’ that are laid inside when the concrete is poured for extra strength.

I used brick in my example because red brick is normaly made in a standard size (I’m ure you’ve seen them), and are usually either single or only double thick in construction. Concrete though is poured to the desired thickness needed for strength.

BTW back in the mid to late 1800’s up to early 1900’s hi pressure water was used for strip mining for most metals, and is still used for some quarry work such as cutting marble slabs. Take notes on this cause there’ll be a test on this next week and it’ll definitly by on the final. ­čść

by Kreiga on Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:59 pm

Your right, although I was thinking more along the lines of how quickly the fire will spread to things it was NOT pointed at. I’ve never seen water, no matter the pressure behind it, spread and consume a city after it actually stopped flowing

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