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Old 07-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Is there a way to fix a leaking yard hydrant
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Of course there is--if you can find the right parts---

There is a long rod attached to the head that has a black rubber washer on the bottom--that sets onto a brass seat---

Hopefully the washer is just worn or dried out--if the seat is bad--it will cost more for a 3 foot long Allen wrench than buying a new hydrant--

Unscrew the head from the pipe---lift out the head and rod---replace washer---while it's out--replace the packing under the brass nut where the handle is attached---the packing is shot on that unit,too.--Mike---

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Thanks I was hoping I could unscrew that rod like a regular stem
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So I'm thinking it's just packing since its only leaking when it's on.
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If that's the case---go buy a roll of packing---loosen the brass cap nut --remove old packing add some new and reset the cap nut---

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Thanks again I'll try that

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