[Tagging] fire hydrants
robert.koch at loggia.at
Sun Jun 18 07:33:15 UTC 2017
Okay, I got the difference between the pillar hydrants. What about
dry-hydrants where you need to pump water out of a river/pond. There is
not a shutoff in the center of the bonnet.
Formerly this  would have been:
WIth the new proposal this would be then:
Is this right? In German one would translate pipe as "Ansaugrohr".
taken from 
On 2017-06-17 21:51, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2017 2:30 PM, "Robert Koch" <robert.koch at loggia.at
> <mailto:robert.koch at loggia.at>> wrote:
> Moreover how useful is "pillar" if there is "dry_barrel" and
> "wet_barrel"? How would non-fire-fighters or non-local
> fire-fighters tag
> such pillar hydrants?
> "Pillar" is "I don't know which." There are a few hydrants near me
> that have a different appearance from our usual dry barrel design and
> carry signs warning that they must be pumped out after use. I tagged
> them "pillar" because I honestly don't know what they are.
> Around the US, virtually universally, wet barrels have individual
> shutoff valves for each coupling while dry barrels have a single
> shutoff in the center of the bonnet. You have to get pretty far south
> for wet barrels to be practicable, since they'd burst in a hard winter.
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