Heavy hydrant hookup
How do you attach a hydrant to a PVC pipe?
Cut the pipes and install additional fittings as needed to join the hydrant to the water supply tee fitting. Test-fit (without glue) all fittings to make sure everything fits correctly. Glue all of the PVC pipes and fittings together, using solvent glue.
How do you glue a water hydrant together?
Test-fit (without glue) all fittings to make sure everything fits correctly. Glue all of the PVC pipes and fittings together, using solvent glue. If the water hydrant is heavy, its a good idea to support it with a few pieces of metal rebar to hold it in place while the glue dries. Let the glue cure as directed by the manufacturer.
How do you install a water hydrant without a water supply?
If a water supply is not available, you must run a new line to the water hydrant location. In the project shown here, the hydrant is being installed into a PVC water line near some in-ground sprinkler valves, where it is easy to cut into the supply pipe and add a tee fitting for the new hydrant.
What does hard suction mean on a fire hydrant?
Simple. The use of hard suction provides an unobstructed 6-inch waterway from the 4 1/2-inch hydrant outlet directly into the pump suction manifold using the large side intakes, guaranteeing minimum friction loss during high-volume operations.