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Dry Fire Hydrant Design #28 - Suction Head Issues
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By President Mark Davis
August 1, 2019

When designing dry fire hydrants it is important to minimize the stress placed on the dry fire hydrant suction head by the water filled suction hose...this is especially true when using plastic pipe. If 90-degree elbows are used in your design then it is best to keep the suction head lower to the ground if possible (24 to 36 inches) so that the connection is lower than the eye of the impeller on the pumper. More importantly, when using 90-degree elbows it is best to use an elbow with an integrated suction head rather than trying to build on yourself using a straight suction head. The straight suction head will end up protruding out more than the integrated elbow head and will therefore create a big cantilever effect which can prove problematic. The longer the suction head, the greater the lever action on the fitting, and the greater the possibility for developing an air leak at the fitting.


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