another yard hydrant question

Old 05-23-07, 09:40 AM
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another yard hydrant question

I recently acquired a position in a small greenhouse in which the main water supply comes from a freezeless yard hydrant (inside the greenhouse)
Basically the setup had a pvc line attached to the nozzle to run overhead misters. I on the other hand need this water supply to run multiple lines (one to a hot water tank for bench heating, one to an overhead mist cooling system, one to the bench watering system, one to the inside of a new headhouse, and 3 indoor hose faucets.
My question is whether or not I can take the hydrant head off, thread the pipe and attach pvc with ball valves and Ts so I may hook each unit up. I know it has rod, and plunger, but can I use it without?
Old 05-23-07, 10:58 AM
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No, the rod operates a shutoff valve as well as a drain valve at the bottom of the hydrant. Remove the internal parts and you have an open valve as well as an un derground leak.

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