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water hydrant installation

Water Hydrant Installation

Hydrant Installation

A yard hydrant provides easy access to water for all your lawnscaping and farm projects during all seasons of the year. Find out how to install a hydrant yourself with these easy to follow instructions.

  • Dig hole for hydrant approximately two feet in diameter and one foot deeper than the bury depth.
  • Flush piping before connecting the hydrant to clear any gravel or other debris that may have collected in
  • the piping during its installation and assembly. If not flushed out of the piping, this debris may jam the hydrant mechanism or clog the flow ports.
  • Make the pipe connection but do not bury the hydrant yet. Operate the hydrant to be sure it is operating properly and the piping connections are not leaking. Open and close the hydrant and check for flow and drainage. If leakage continues from the drain port, see “Adjustment Procedure.”
  • Fill the hole around and below the hydrant with medium size gravel. This will provide a drain field for the hydrant. Without a drain field, the hydrant will not empty itself, and it will freeze. In cold weather, this will cause damage to the hydrant and result in loss of water and possible flooding damage.