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9 Helpful Hydrant Tips & Tricks

9 Helpful Hydrant Tips & Tricks

Congratulations! You’re on your way to having quick, easy water access. Here are a handful of helpful hydrant tips and tricks.

It’s time to install.

  • If enlarging an existing hole, try cutting a dowel of the appropriate size to use as a guide for the hole saw.
  • Our elbow inlets can be rotated up to 360 degrees.
  • Place the debris cover gasket *behind* the hydrant faceplate for proper drainage and automatic winterization.
  • Use a low speed setting or a hand screwdriver to avoid stripping the fasteners.
  • Do NOT put teflon tape between the hydrant threading and the inlet. Teflon tape should only be used between the inlet and the piping connection.

Let’s get water!

  • Keep the hose connector attached to your hose—you won’t lose your connector unless you misplace your entire hose!
  • Connect straight-on to avoid snagging the connector O-rings on the hydrant nibs.
  • Unplug your hose after use.
  • Lubricating the rubber Viton O-Rings on the connector (recommended once per year) can help it last longer—use petroleum jelly or an O-Ring specific lubricant.