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raspy 06-23-2012 11:00 AM

frost free hydrant ?
hello , DIY forum i have an outdoor frost free hydrant and when we use the hydrant . the port that drains the water out of the pipe faucet so that it
will not freeze stays open when on but shuts completely off
when off .

so when it is in use there is a-lot of water wasted through the frost free port .

are there a repair for this ? or will the hydrant need replaced ?

thx for any suggestion's very appreciated Raspy

joecaption 06-23-2012 11:49 AM

Look on the side for a clamp where the handle attaches to the shaft that opens and closes the water valve.
The old ones where steel and rusted off.
The newer ones are brass.
Sometimes the hex bolt that does the claming comes loose and has moved on the shaft.
Post a picture if the style you have.
There should be a brand name on the handle, look it up on line for direction on your make.

raspy 06-23-2012 12:26 PM

thx for the quick response , the hydrant is a merrill mfg co ( any flow ) im sure it is over 30yrs old there is a hex
adjustment under the handle .

my question is will the hex adjustment affect the way the frost free port works ? sense the port
is under ground ? i thought there may be debris or something in the pipe keeping the port open .

thx again .

joecaption 06-23-2012 12:30 PM

It only has to be off a little bit to stop it from working right.
Look it up on the net, there may even still me a rebuild kit avalible.

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