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Old March 31, 2016   #23
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Originally Posted by Worth1 View Post
Those are one of the best things you can get.
They are self draining and work like a fire hydrant.
Between tenants breaking them, and going behind grandpa's plumbing work, I have replaced a handful of those things in the past few years. Anchoring the hydrant with a steel fence post helps a lot to keep it from leaking. The entire hydrant is one big lever, so it has to be treated gently. I could pour concrete around them, but then all I can think about it having to bust up the concrete someday to replace the hydrant, which I've had to do before.
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