Place a pair of adjustable pliers on the square set screw on the faucet rear. Turn the pliers counterclockwise to loosen the screw two or three revolutions.
Insert a screwdriver into the round lock wheel. Turn the screw counterclockwise two or three revolutions to loosen it.
Hold a ruler on the bottom of the handle. Raise the handle so that it is 4 inches from the vertical shaft on the hydrant. Hold the handle in this position with one hand.
Tighten the lock wheel screw clockwise with a screwdriver. Tighten the set screw with a pair of adjustable pliers.
Raise the handle to allow water to flow from the spigot. Lower the handle to cut off the water supply. Place one finger over the spigot end to check for suction. There should be a slight suction on your finger and no water should drip from the spigot.
Things You Will Need
- Adjustable pliers
- The slight suction on your finger after turning a frost-free hydrant on and then off indicates that the water is draining down the riser pipe into the ground as it should.