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Old 04-07-2016, 11:49 PM
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After I had an import freeze up and break the pull rod a few years ago, I went to Iowa hydrants and a 6' burial. No problems since.

Now if I can get my old sand point setup up to snuff I'll have it made.

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Old 04-08-2016, 05:41 AM
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After I had an import freeze up and break the pull rod a few years ago, I went to Iowa hydrants and a 6' burial. No problems since. Now if I can get my old sand point setup up to snuff I'll have it made. Don
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:44 PM
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Today I spent a few hours getting the frost free hydrant set up to be installed. In had to go get a few parts and pieces today to finish this part of the job up.
It took the small submersible pump I have 45 minutes to pump the water out of the excavation.
When I started today I discovered I had caught the black plastic PE pipe and snapped the about six inches off the end of the pipe with the fittings on it. I had buried this line many many years ago and my memory on the way it was installed was faulty So I had the fittings to work with while the pump was doing its work. I discovered that the close nip was damaged also and that the two hole pipe strap clamps were rusted away beyond reusing,
Started a list of parts to get later on.
I decided to see if the the nuts on the 1/4" carriage bolts could be removed, I used my Craftsman 19.2V Impact Driver to test removing the nuts. To my amazement they all came loose, I had to fight with one nut. But it finally came off. I added 4 new bolts nuts and washers to the list.
I ran and got the new parts. Came back installed the new parts. While I was gone the excavation filled back up about 1/4 of the way, so I had to pump it out again.
After supper I decide to clean the mud out of the excavation, I dug the old 2B stone out, down to the dirt, I am thinking about digging the hole deeper. If I dig the hole deeper, I will fill it in with big stones. Than cover the stones with geo-textile, cover it with 2B stone and set the hydrant on the 2B stone. I am debating whether or not to fill in the hole with crusher run bank gravel all the way to the top after putting the proper amount of 2b in the hole and cover it with geo-textile before the final back fill.
To replace the damaged pipe, I made up a copper spool piece with male and female ends on it. I brazed the joints instead of soldering them. I would in most cases leave this step until I had the hydrant located, but my Turbo Torch has gone on a field trip for the weekend. So it is not available right now.
Tomorrow, I will try to finish digging out the hole.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:57 PM
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This thread kinda overlaps my thread on the shop, I thought I would drag it up again.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:48 AM
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A little update on this thread, I did get the new yard hydrant installed and working.
There will be more posts here in this thread, I am going to post other improvements to the place here that really don't have much to do with the shop redo.
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