Frequently Asked Questions about Hydrants, Valves & Fittings
Have questions about waterworks systems or their components? Below are some of the questions we hear most often from our customers. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact us for more information.
Can the direction of opening be changed on your compression hydrant?
Yes, it can, from right to left or left to right hand. By changing the travel stop nut, valve rod upper section, revolving nut and operating nut the direction of opening can be reversed.
Is it possible to convert your compression hydrant to no drain after installation?
Yes, removing the Main Valve Assembly and changing the Seat Ring (Part # H9) to a non-drain style, the hydrant is now non-draining. Note: Your hydrant maintenance record for the hydrant in question should be updated to show that the hydrant is now non-draining, for winterization purposes.
What is a Storz outlet?
Storz is a type of outlet that allows firefighters quick connection of the fire hose to the hydrant. The storz connection is made by a push and turn rather than threading a hose onto the hydrant outlet. This type of connection is fast, easy and eliminates the risk of cross threading and damage to the hose and or hydrant outlet. The TC Storz nozzle is manufactured to NFPA 1963 standard, ANSI/AWWA C502-14 and is FM listed. The TC Storz nozzle is currently not UL listed.
What is the difference between epoxy coating and thermal plastic coating?
Both coatings are recognized in the AWWA Standard C116/A21.16-15, the Thermal Plastic coating (Polyolefin) is more UV resistant and more elastic than powder epoxy coating. Thermal plastic coating because of its inherit elasticity will not chip and peal when impacted, like powder epoxy coating, making it a more user friendly material when used in harsh environments. Thermal Plastic coating can be repaired quite readily to its original condition should the finish be marred, unlike powder epoxy.