Q: Where can I purchase a Yard Hydrant Made Easy™ (YHME)?
A: YHME’s may be purchased right here from our online store.
Q: Will the initial cost of the YHME pay off in the long run?
A: Absolutely! The YHME can literally save thousands of dollars over its lifetime. One thing is certain: your hydrant will eventually need to be replaced. Replacing a yard hydrant can be very costly, especially if hiring it out. And for the DIY’er, it can become a project riddled with problems. If your hydrant is encased in concrete, the problems only multiply.
Once installed, the YHME will eliminate problems that are commonly associated with replacing a yard hydrant by allowing a simple slide-out/slide-in replacement. You only need to pull out the old hydrant, unscrew the removable portion of the pitless adapter, screw it onto the new hydrant, and slide in the new hydrant, being sure to line it up properly on the fixed portion of the pitless adapter.
Q: How can I get a better understanding of how the YHME is installed?
A: Located on our website are two videos. One video is instructional, giving details about the product itself. The second video is a demonstration video to show how the product is installed. For further instruction, you can contact our office at 618-740-0074.
Q: Will I have to thread the hydrant onto a pipe located at the bottom of the YHME casing?
A: One of the key features of our patented design is that the hydrant is easily removed/replaced by sliding the hydrant in/out. This is the beauty of the pitless adapter, a technology that has been used for decades in water wells. The hydrant does thread onto the removable portion of the pitless adapter, but this is done comfortably outside the casing. Once this removable piece is threaded onto the hydrant, it is slid back into place at the bottom of the casing, forming a water-tight seal.
Q: Won’t water pressure push the hydrant upward and off the pitless adapter?
A: No. A pressurized fluid exerts its pressure in all directions, not just upward. This means that the upward force on the hydrant is balanced by a downward force on the removable portion of the pitless adapter. The hydrant is screwed securely to this part of the pitless adapter, balancing all vertical forces due to water pressure. The lateral force acting on the pitless adapter is balanced by the tongue-and-groove mating of the two halves.