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Fire hydrants shall be installed in accordance with town construction standards as set out below. Fire hydrants shall be located so that there will be no distance greater than 500 feet from a fire hydrant to any point of the exterior of any building. Fire hydrants shall be at points approved by the Town's Fire Inspector or his designee.
(A) Fire hydrants shall be of the compression type, dry top, traffic model of cast iron and shall conform to the requirements of AWWA C502. They shall have six-inch mechanical joint connections with a minimum 4½-inch main valve or larger if required by the manufacturer to meet the flow and loss requirements of AWWA C502. Connection of valve seat to drain ring shall be bronze to bronze threads. Each hydrant shall have two 2½-inch hose nozzles and one 4½ inch pumper nozzle, with washers. Barrel lengths shall be generally for 3½-foot trench, except where other lengths are necessitated by the hydrant location. The threads, operating nuts, and direction of opening shall be identical to that of existing hydrants on the system. It shall be the contractor's and manufacturer's responsibility to insure that threads, nuts, and direction of opening match existing types or are of the types desired by the owner.
(B) The hydrant barrel shall be made in two sections joined together a few inches above the ground line by a watertight coupling, or break ring, so designed that if a break occurs, it will occur at this point. Breakaway bolts are not acceptable. The ring shall be of ample strength for ordinary service, and be easily and cheaply replaceable. The valve stem shall be in two sections, joined by a special coupling at the same point as the break ring, so designed that if the hydrant is broken, the coupling will break and the valve will not be disturbed. All working parts shall be removable without disconnecting the hydrant.
(Ord. passed 8-16-93) Penalty, see § 10.99