Rice Hydro FH3 Fire Hose Tester

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Rice Hydro FH-3 hydrostatic hose tester.

Designed to safely test fire hose up to 6" in diameter.

Four independently controlled 1.5" nst male outlets, and a large female nst 2 & 1/2" swivel inlet, to quickly fill and bleed lines for testing.  

The FH3 fire hose tester, meets testing standards as set forth in the NFPA (1962.7) and the RMA. 

The FH3 is our most popular fire hose tester on the market; an electric powered hydrostatic test pump offering 3 GPM up to 500 PSI.  Designed to safely test fire hose up to 6″ in diameter. Triplex ceramic plunger pump with an inner oil bath, ensuring long life and increased stability.  Heavy duty manifold with FOUR independently controlled stainless steel ballvalves.  NO WILD LINES – unique to the RICE Hydro line of fire hose testers, a ballvalve strategically placed on the inlet piping allows the user to fill with “LARGE VOLUME at LOW PRESSURE” and test with “LOW VOLUME at HIGH PRESSURE”, eliminating the elements that may cause wild lines.  Virtually indestructible, enclosed in a rugged roll cage of welded heavy gauge steel.  “Built to Suit” special order and custom options are available to fit your specific testing needs.


    • 3 GPM up to 500 PSI
    • 1 HP Electric Motor,  TEFC,  110/220V,  50 or 60 Hertz capability
    • Four independently controlled outlet ballvalves, with 1.5" NST couplings (purchase or use existing adapters to test any size hose)
    • Stainless Steel liquid-filled gauge ensures accurate readings
    • Automatic Pressure regulator with inlet bypass
    • Rugged roll cage construction, protects pump from damage
    • FIVE YEAR FULL PRODUCT WARRANTY from manufacturer's defect
    • Pump weight:  158 pounds  
    • Dimensions:  28 X 23 X 19  
    • Shipping:  175 pound 


Line Cage Hose Restraint: RICE Hydro introduces a brand new, Patent # US 7,905,455, safety secure and anchoring device for use in fire hose testing.  The Linecage was designed by a Fire Captain, with the safety and well being of his fellow firefighting brothers in mind.  Protect yourself, Protect your brothers, and KEEP’M CAGED!, with the new RICE Hydro “Linecage” safety anchor and securement device.

    • Meets NFPA 1962 7-6.2.6 requirements of  “Securing and Anchoring” the fire hose while being tested.
    • Heavy gauge welded steel frame, powder coated
    • Locking hitchpins enclose and secure hose to Linecage
    • Quick links installed for quick and easy ANCHORING of Linecage
    • Safety – limits the mobility of line when rupture occurs
    • The Linecage is designed with multiple locking holes to accommodate various hose sizes.
    • Stops a burst or ruptured line from retracting beyond the location of the tool, which should be placed approximately 2 FEET from the distal end of hose line.

Pressure Hose Accessory Kit: Ideal for Haz-Mat and contaminated equipment wash down.  Strong cleaning power at 500 PSI, yet soft enough to offer less risk for damage of department decals or custom paint jobs.

    • Dual tips offer option of spraying either Soap, Water or Both
    • 50 Feet of High Pressure Hose for Long Range Mobility
    • Quick Disconnects for Easy On/Off Capability
    • Adjustable Injector for Soap or other Cleaning Solvents
    • Steel Construction, with Nylon Tip Guards and Handle


*****Shipping prices do not include lift gate service. If you do not have a way to unload it from the truck via fork lift or pallet jack please select Lift Gate Service in the options above.

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