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Are wet barrel hydrants in cold climates allowed?

Question asked by evanvanvan on Apr 11, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2018 by nocivus

I just completed a hydrant flow on a wet barrel hydrant in New Jersey. The entire thing is wrapped in insulation to keep it from freezing. Not sure who or when it was installed (and I didn't want to remove the insulation to get a date on it). Amazingly it hasn't frozen and still works properly.  I would like to recommend it be replaced with a dry-barrel hydrant. Does NFPA expressly state anything regarding this?

 

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