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Old 05-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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I have a Freeze Proof Woodford Yard Faucet next to my potting shed. I'm in the process of filling in the area where the faucet is located, and when done the faucet will be about 3 feet to low. Is there a easy way to raise this freeze proof faucet? Can I just buy a longer stem and extend the outer galvanized pipe? Or should I just go ahead now and dig it up and replace it with a longer version?

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Just buy the right size for your needs, much easier.

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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Agreed. Buy a new self-draining yard hydrant and it won't need to be frost/freeze proof. You'll have to dig up what's there and thread the new hydrant into whatever supplies the existing faucet.
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The downside to installing a new one is digging 3 feet down right next to the 12 x 30 foot potting/storage shed. The other problem is if I do dig up the old one, I will probably want to move the location of the hydrant. That would mean trenching about 25 feet to get it closer to the tractor barn. Oh, problems problems problems.

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Just do it, you will be happy with it being done right. If you dont want to dig call a Boy scout Troop they always need money, you'll feel great twice that day.
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Check on the unit for the manufacturer. If you contact them, I would imagine they sell kits to raise them, just like normal fire hydrants.

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