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    Alternatives to Simmons water hydrant?

    I am in the process of digging up a Simmons hydrant. This is the 3rd one I am digging up. They have been in the ground for about 7 years and are dripping, they need rebuilt. They are suppose to be able to be rebuilt while in the ground but I can't get any of the control rods out to replace the stopper.

    So, what are some alternatives to the Simmons hydrants?
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    In my opinion, Woodford makes the best frost-proof silcocks available, and I've tried several brands, they are made in the USA also. I see they have a complete line of yard hydrant's so they might be worth looking into.

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    Thanks Kenny. Those look much better build than the Simmons units.
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    SN 114287 Built April '13 received 8/21/13
    180 degree thermostat
    Omni Transformer w/ integrated weight bracket
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    Ken's Bolt on hooks
    Artillian Forks (42")
    Full Compliment of Wheel Weights (340lbs)
    Custom Seat Springs

    Kubota 326H 72" deck ZTR

    Stihl MS361, FS250R

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    I work for a pump wholesaler and Woodford hydrants is our #1 yard hydrant (Iowa line - orange handle). Our #2 is Baker Mfg. As far as your Simmons, I do try to steer people away from them since they have a higher failure rate. Woodfords are a lot easier to repair in the field and as they advertise "they last forever".

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    I definately agree that the Woodford Iowa is the best hydrant made. They will last at least 25 years...probably longer. All of your neighbors will be envious of your cock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    I definately agree that the Woodford Iowa is the best hydrant made. They will last at least 25 years...probably longer. All of your neighbors will be envious of your cock.
    What's my rooster have to do with the hydrant?
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    Omni Transformer w/ integrated weight bracket
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    Artillian Forks (42")
    Full Compliment of Wheel Weights (340lbs)
    Custom Seat Springs

    Kubota 326H 72" deck ZTR

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    arlen; Now this thread has my attention!
    You better forgo that rain dance for now FG and go take a cold shower
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    I have a Woodford Y34 in my yard. It has only been in the ground 2 years and I noticed the last time I used it that it is leaking when it is on. I will be looking into this when it gets warmer and will report back on just how easy it is to service while in the ground. It does appear well built, hopefully I just need to tighten the packing nut.

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    Well, I've ordered a Woodford Y34(Iowa) and plan to install it next week. If it is as good as people say I will order a few more for new additions.
    1025r TLB w 60D MMM & Independent Lift
    SN 114287 Built April '13 received 8/21/13
    180 degree thermostat
    Omni Transformer w/ integrated weight bracket
    Single Point
    Ken's Bolt on hooks
    Artillian Forks (42")
    Full Compliment of Wheel Weights (340lbs)
    Custom Seat Springs

    Kubota 326H 72" deck ZTR

    Stihl MS361, FS250R

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