Measure Hydrant Length

Measure the distance from the exterior of your home’s wall to where the hydrant will connect to your piping. Measure your House Hydrant from faceplate to end (including the 1/2″ NPT thread-in or push-fit adapter you’ll be using to connect to the supply line) and ensure that it will fit. In this case, we’ll be using a 12″ hydrant because we have plenty of space to work with. Mark your piping at the correct length, then use a pipe cutter or hacksaw to cut it. Place a bucket under the cut to catch any water left.

If you plan on using a mounting block, make sure to account for the added thickness when deciding on a hydrant length.