[Tagging] Fire hydrants vs suction_point
Eric H. Christensen
eric at christensenplace.us
Thu Aug 17 16:17:45 UTC 2017
On August 17, 2017 11:38:10 AM EDT, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:
>On 8/17/17 10:25 AM, Eric Christensen wrote:
>> That's not really what's being discussed here. A non-pressurized
>> hydrant wouldn't be attached to a tank at all. It would require a
>> engine to suck the water out. It does not look like a traditional
>> hydrant at all.
>there are always exceptions. not far from me, there's a traditional
>hydrant of the type normally used with pressurized systems, but
>it's sourced from a pond. the reason is that the pond is elevated, some
>distance from the road, and they need to keep the barrel empty
>when it's not in use for the usual reasons.
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Then that is a pressurized system and doesn't require drafting (there is gravity at work if the pond is elevated above the connection point).
The whole point of a dry hydrant is to make drafting easier. Drafting is the pulling of water up by use of a pump. If the water is coming down then you don't need to pull the water and can do damage to many water systems if you do.
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