Re: Frost Free Hydrant
Posted by More on March 11, 2002 at 20:29:26:
In response to Re: Frost Free Hydrant
Look closely at the handle that you pull on. It has two small swivel arms that have a pin and cotter key in them, that pass through the hole in another shaft (which is the actuator arm for the shutoff valve), right? Is the cotter key pin sheared? If the actuator arm moves, then the screw in the shutoff valve ( which is inside the hydrant) may have unscrewed leaving the valve closed. The shutoff valve is located below the frost line to allow free flow of water in sub-freezing weather. It uses a 7/16 inch rod in a 1 inch galvanized riser pipe. You need to shut off the water to the barn, remove the one piece Buna N plunger to get to it. email me if you need more help at

: I have a front free hydrant in my barn. If stopped working. You pull on the handle and nothing happens.
: What could be wrong?

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