HOUSE HYDRANT INSTALLATION GUIDE
Table of Contents
- 1. Measure Hydrant Length
- 2. Prepare Tools & Materials
- 3. Shut Water Supply Off
- 4. Remove Existing Hose Bib
- 5. Drill Entry Hole
- 6. Tips for Various Siding Types
- 7. Weather Sealing
- 8. Test Fitment & Alignment
- 9. Attach Plumbing Adapter to Hydrant
- 10. Connect to Plumbing
- 11. Secure Hydrant to Wall
- 12. Test & Check for Leaks
- 13. Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Attach Plumbing Adapter to Hydrant
Unscrewing the rear valve housing from the hydrant body makes it easier to attach a plumbing adapter. Use teflon tape and firmly tighten the appropriate adapter into the hydrant’s rear valve housing. It is a 1/2″ female-threaded inlet.
Once the adapter is firmly tightened into the hydrant (make sure to use teflon tape for a watertight seal), you may screw it back onto the hydrant body if you’re using PEX. If you plan on soldering copper pipe, leave it off for now – the House Hydrant’s unique two-piece design allows you to use your gas torch safely away from the o-rings when the hydrant is disassembled.
See a list of common plumbing adapters on the “Tools & Materials” page above.