As of 2014, a fire hydrant weighs a minimum of 500 pounds. Older hydrants used by firemen in the city of New York between 1904 and the 1930s weighed up to 800 lbs. Digging up a fire hydrant may cost between $2,000 and $4,000.
Why are fire hydrants so heavy?
The water inside a charged hose line causes it to be very heavy and high water pressure causes it to be stiff and unable to make a tight turn while pressurized.
How much are fire hydrants worth?
As to the value of your hydrant, that is hard to say. Many municipalities sell their old hydrants at scrap value, currently around $0.03 per pound, making the above ground section worth very little. Typical prices paid to water departments for an old hydrant range from $5 to $35 in scrap fees.
How much does a Clow fire hydrant weigh?
The Admiral provides powerful fire protection. Its unrivaled performance includes a pressure rating of 250 psi and a nozzle height that owners can order as required. The Admiral nozzle section body weighs 44 pounds and is built to move water, stopping fire in it tracks.
Is fire hydrant water drinkable?
Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. Your water is safe to drink.
Why are fire hydrants GREY?
In some places, the tops of fire hydrants are painted different colours to let firefighters know how many gallons per minute, or GPM, a hydrant is able to deliver. The higher the GPM, the better the hydrant will be at fighting bigger fires. Blue usually marks the highest GPM, and red the lowest!
How heavy are fire hydrants?
It is heavy, but varies in size. According to the company, it could be anywhere from 700 to 800 lbs.
How tall is a fire hydrant?
Height: Center of lowest outlet should be 18 inches above grade. Location: Within 5 feet of an access lane or street; preferably with no intervening parking. Protection: Provide bollards if there is no curb between the road surface and the hydrant; locate at least 3 feet from the hydrant.
What is a wet barrel fire hydrant?
A wet-barrel hydrant has one or more valve openings above the ground line and, under normal operating conditions, the entire interior of the hydrant is subjected to water pressure at all times.
How much does a 12 inch gate valve weight?
Valve – Gate, Wedge, ANSI Class 150-2500, CS, Weight (in)
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