Yes, in most cases the hydrant can be repaired without digging it up. It will require you to turn the water supply off, drain all pressure, and remove the hydrant head, rod and plunger for repair.
Yes, you will need to remove the hydrant head to replace the clevis rod.
No, these parts do not interchange. If you do not want to dig up your existing red unit, you can buy a new blue hydrant that has the same bury depth as the old red unit you have. You will then need to swap the head (blue), clevis rod, main rod, and plunger into the old stand pipe. Adjust the hydrant to ensure there are no leaks. Red vs. Blue information here
Our parts will fit most hydrants on the market, such as Water Worker, Simmons, Clayton Mark, Water Source, and Pro Plumber. Our new blue parts will only work with blue Water Source and Pro Plumber units.
We suggest that you check the sediment filter every day for the first month to get a good idea on how often you will need to flush the filter system. Depending on water usage, filter mesh, and how much sediment is present in your system will also determine how often you will need to flush the filter.
Cleaning sediment from your filter is easy, simply open the purge valve for 30 seconds while the system is under pressure from the pump or pressure tank. To avoid water hammer always close the flush valve slowly.
A good rule of thumb is to purchase the coarsest mesh that will remove the type of sediment you are dealing with in your system. Lower mesh numbers correspond to coarser mesh, while higher mesh numbers correspond to higher mesh numbers. Please see this chart to determine the proper size mesh for your system.
The leathers included in the repair kit are the PPL-103 and PPL-503. The PPL-103 measures 3”x2” the PPL-503 3-1/2”x2-7/8”.
Yes, we suggest that you fill the pump full of water to prevent the leather cup from being damaged by dry use.
It is not necessary to install a check valve or foot valve on pitcher pump system. If you do install a check valve or foot valve it will prevent the water from draining inside the pump and pipe, this will cause freezing in cold temps and can damage the pump.
Providing there is no foot valve or check valve installed in the system, you will need to lift the handle on the pump and all of the water will drain back into the well system.
Two-Spring Pressure Switches: Pressure switches with two posts allow adjustment of the cut-on and cut-off pressure at the same time. The second post allows adjustment of the cut-off pressure independently.
One-Spring Pressure Switches: These allow adjustment of the cut-on and cut-off pressure at the same time. This will keep a 20 PSI differential between the start (cut-on) and stop (cut-off) pressures.
This is the low pressure that starts the pump. This is typically 20 PSI less than the cut-off pressure.
Any adjustments to the air pressure in the tank need to be made with the power turned off and all water pressure drained.
20-40 = 18psi
30-50 = 28psi
40-60 = 38psi
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