Dig hole for hydrant approximately 2 feet in
diameter and deeper than the bury depth.
Flush gravel, debris, etc. out of the supply line
before connecting hydrant.
Install hydrant with drain hole below frost line.
Use wrenches on supply line fitting and brass
valve body only. This avoids over tightening the
hydrant assembly which could affect operation.
If supply line to the hydrant will not support
hydrant, use re-bar, length of pipe or other
suitable support driven in bottom of pit to help
support hydrant. Before filling excavation, turn
on water and check hydrant connection for
Provisions must be made to allow the water
to drain from the hydrant drain hole each time the hydrant is closed.
a) Fill bottom of pit with 1/2” gravel to a minimum of 3” above brass drain valve
body, to insure adequate drainage.
b) If the hydrant is installed inside a structure
or concrete driveway, connect copper drain tubing to the 1/8” NPT drain hole and dig a remote drain field outside the structure for the drain pipe to empty into. Without this remote piping drain field, the water from the hydrant drainage may percolate up to the surface around or near the hydrant and will damage the floor surface or cause muddy areas around hydrant.
c) Saturated ground in the hydrant drain field can prevent the hydrant from fully draining and may result in freezing. If the area where the hydrant is located is low lying or has a tendency to have standing water, a larger drain field or pit may be required to provide the hydrant a place to drain.
Instructions above do not apply
to Sanitary or Utility Hydrant installation.