Common Hydrant Problems
- Hydrant head breaks off
- Hydrant freezes (left garden hose on, not allowed to drain back)
- Drainback hole plugged
- Galvanized riser pipe split
- Galvanized pipe eaten up by bad soil conditions (livestock yards, etc.)
- Rubber plunger at the base of the hydrant separates
- Rubber plunger falls off
- Hydrants internal shaft line breaks
- Hydrant drainback infested by tree roots
- saves time,
- saves money,
- saves mess,
- saves digging,
- and decreases liability.
The solution before 2004 was to get a backhoe or excavator and dig up the hydrant and replace it, this can cost $100 to $200 an hour. This also opens up potential problems to damaging utility lines, damaging landscaping, and messy repairs that neither the homeowner nor contractor want to repair.
The solution today is the Seppmann Enterprises Hydrant Assist Kit. This will remedy all of the above problems. There is no need for excavators or backhoes, any landscaping damage, or utility damage after a HAK is installed.
Where a HAK Will Help
This is a very difficult and dangerous site to replace a hydrant. Located at a gas holding facility, it supplies water to the eye wash and shower station. With a HAK there is no need to do major excavating. A HAK would be a safe way to replace this hydrant.
In this picture we have a hydrant that is surrounded by blacktop and has an electric box and LP tank near it. Excavating around this hydrant would be very dangerous because you could hit either a power or gas line. This site is an ideal location for a HAK.
This hydrant is surrounded by blacktop and would require major excavation if it needed to be replaced. Another ideal HAK location.
This hydrant is used for washing cars at a car lot and is a perfect location for a HAK.
This hydrant is in a livestock yard next to an electric fence. Excavating here would be time–consuming and costly. A HAK would be perfect here.
This site is an ideal location for a HAK because the hydrant is surrounded by cement.