About the Yard Hydrant Made Easy™

 

The photos below are from some of our actual yard hydrant replacements. If these hydrants had been installed with a Yard Hydrant Made Easy™, all of the back-breaking labor and excavation cost would have been eliminated by a simple, slide-out/screw-on/slide-in process.

 
 

The Yard Hydrant Made Easy™ makes replacing a yard hydrant as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Yard Hydrant Replacement Made Easy 1

Step 1

Remove the top cap and pull out the old hydrant.

Yard Hydrant Replacement Made Easy 2

Step 2

Attach the new hydrant to the pitless adapter.

Yard Hydrant Replacement Made Easy 3

Step 3

Slide the hydrant back into the YHME casing and reattach the top cap.

Quick Facts:

  • Any installed yard hydrant will eventually need to be replaced.

  • Replacing a yard hydrant can be very costly, labor intensive, and stressful.

  • Once installed, the Yard Hydrant Made Easy™ will greatly reduce the cost and trouble of future hydrant replacements.

  • Our innovative telescoping design allows you to install your hydrant at any freeze depth between between 3' and 7'-10".

The Yard Hydrant Made Easy™ was designed to save yard hydrant owners large sums of money and time in replacing their hydrants. RV parks, campgrounds, golf courses, homes, farms, ranches… anywhere you install a YHME, life will be easier.

The YHME is an innovative casing system that should be installed when replacing an existing standard yard hydrant (frost-free hydrant, or freeze-proof hydrant) or when installing a new standard yard hydrant. Once the YHME is installed, the next time the hydrant needs to be replaced, no busting concrete, tearing up the yard, or excavation of any type, will be required. The labor and frustration of digging up and replacing a leaking yard hydrant will be a thing of the past.

The benefits don’t stop there. The YHME casing also helps to protect your hydrant from soil corrosion. Additionally, the drainage section of the YHME is slotted and filled with filter media to prevent the hydrant’s weep hole from getting clogged with debris. Thus the YHME mitigates the risk of both corrosion- and freeze-related failures, extending the life of your hydrant.

Also, our Model 303 provides a dual check valve to meet back-flow prevention requirements, a feature never before available in a packaged unit.

Construction

All YHME models use tough, heavy-wall PVC telescoping casing, modified lead-free brass pitless adapters, durable ABS top caps and drain components, and stainless steel hardware.

Installation

The water supply line attaches to the inlet threads of the pitless adapter on the outside of the casing and the 3/4” yard hydrant (of your choice) is to be attached to the inside removable portion of the pitless adapter. The yard hydrant then slides into the stationary portion of the pitless adapter at the bottom of the YHME casing.

The manufacturers of standard yard hydrants recommend back-filling around the base of hydrants with rock to allow the water expelled from the weep hole to soak into the ground. (For more on this read your hydrant manufacturer's instruction manual.) If no rock is installed, this can cause freezing and hydrant damage to develop. The slotted drainage section at the bottom of the YHME helps to prevent this potential problem. However, it is still recommended to place additional rock around the base of the YHME prior to back-fill.

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Code Requirements

Certain local codes consider a standard yard hydrant as a source of possible water contamination due to the underground weep or drain hole. Some codes allow for the installation of a dual check valve back-flow preventer ahead of a standard yard hydrant to protect the water source from contamination. Our Model 303 includes this dual check valve back-flow preventer. This allows the hydrant to meet this code requirement by protecting the domestic potable water supply. It is recommended that you not drink the water that comes out of the hydrant. Also, be sure to check your local code requirements. We cannot guarantee that the Model 303 will satisfy each and every local code.