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Removing rod from Clayton Mark freeze proof hydrant

I have a Clayton Mark hydrant inside my unheated barn. Whenever the hydrant is turned on, water runs from somewhere inside the hydrant (underground), even if I have a shutoff on the hose end. I am trying to pull the rod to inspect it, and can get it almost all the way out, but it stops near the end and will come no farther. Shouldn't I be able to remove this rod without removing the entire head and without digging it up?

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  • jandjbyler Jun 23, 2009

    Since no one has responded to this, I dug up the hydrant and found that the tube (pipe) had a hole rusted through it. I never did get the rod out to inspect, but that apparently had nothing to do with the problem. I will be replacing the entire hydrant this afternoon.

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No you must remove the head entirely to fix

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