Entries by Gretchen Seppmann

Cost of a Yard Hydrant

Installing vs Replacing The cost of a yard hydrant, whether it is installing a completely new hydrant or replacing a broken or leaking a hydrant, can vary a lot. For installing a completely new hydrant, costs can be much more due to the fact that you need to connect a line for a water source […]

Installing a Hydrant Assist Kit

Introduction The Hydrant Assist Kit is a great product that can help solve your hydrant headaches. However it can only do that if installed properly. Luckily we are here to help you with that! In this blog we will explain what you need for the entire installing a Hydrant Assist Kit process, along with a […]

Seppmann Enterprises: Who We Are

Introduction Seppmann Enterprises is a family owned and operated business from Southern Minnesota. We started our journey of solving yard hydrants problems in 2005 and haven’t looked back. Before we got into the hydrant business, we spent countless years dealing with water problems of all sorts. From drilling and repairing wells, to replacing waterlogged pressure […]

Waterline Depth: How Deep Should a Waterline Be

When installing a yard hydrant, knowing your hydrant and waterline depth is one of the most important aspects in the installation process. To answer the question “How deep should I bury a yard hydrant”, you need to know how deep the ground can freeze in your location. In the continental US, frost depth can range from […]

Choosing a Yard Hydrant

There are many factors to consider when choosing a yard hydrant. Selecting a hydrant with the features you need is the most important. However cost and availability also play a crucial role. In different areas certain hydrants will have a larger portion of the market share. For example, Merrill and Woodford hydrants are made in […]

Yard Hydrant Installation: The Basics

Today on the blog we are going to talk you through a basic yard hydrant installation. Some things get overlooked often. We’ll cover the need to know items that everyone should know before attempting to install a hydrant.    ***If you are very inexperienced, this may be a job you want to hire a professional […]

What are yard hydrants used for?

Yard hydrants can be used in many settings. Many rural homes have yard hydrants to supply water to a location that’s a long way from their house. Watering a garden or even having a hose hookup to wash the car are quite common.   Later in this blog post we will talk about places that […]

Yard Hydrant Basics: Things You Should Know

Yard hydrants have gone by many names: frost-free hydrants, freeze-free hydrants, yard hydrants, water hydrants, and outdoor hydrants. All of these refer to the same piece of plumbing. A yard hydrant is part of your plumbing that allows you to have water to an outdoor location. The greatest benefit of a yard hydrant is that […]