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
Weather-sealing all exterior wall penetrations is a good practice to prevent rain and moisture from reaching the inside of your home.
If you’re building a new home, use a mounting block with built-in flashing that tucks behind the exterior siding as a weather barrier. Use Tyvek tape to seal the edges.
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Many different types of weatherproofing products exist. Quick flashing is a rubber-like sleeve that helps keep a tight seal to keep the elements out.
Photo via: Quickflash
For retro-fits, it’s not always possible to add multiple layers of weatherproofing. We recommend using a smooth mounting block and caulking the edges. You can also caulk directly behind the House Hydrant faceplate for a permanent watertight seal.
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