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.