Re: ground hydrant
Posted by hj on August 27, 2002 at 08:50:59:
In response to Re: ground hydrant
You either connect a piece of copper tubing to it or leave it alone. It only operates when the valve is in the off position so you do not lose any water. If you plug it you might as well save the cost of that expensive valve because it will freeze and break during the first cold snap. Be sure to put stones or coarse gravel around the base of the valve so the water has a place to drain into.

: Your advice to me was excellent and I purchased a a ground hydrant from McMaster.com. However, the
: hydrant comes with a 1/4" tap in the bottom side that is described as a place to put an optional 1/8"
: bleeder. I want to just hook this up and bury it without putting anything in that tapped spot but I'm afraid
: that when I turn on the water, it will shoot out of there (underground) lessening the pressure out of the
: spout. Is that correct or will water only drain out of that tapped hole when I shut the water off. Should
: I put a 1/4" plug in it? If I do, will water not drain out and thus allow freezing in the above-ground part?
: Sorry to ramble but the real question is "What the heck do I do with that 1/4" tapped hole?" Thanks
: for all of your help.




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