Handy Devices

December 2021 Handy Devices: Barrel Replacement

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Barrel Replacement (Ralph A. Mark Jr.)

Barrel Replacement:

When replacing a frost-proof hydrant, Joseph Barnett, Rockville, Indiana, buries a 35-gallon drum, both ends removed, around the new hydrant. He fills the inside of the drum with white rock, the size used in driveways. The rock provides drainage for water and makes replacement of the hydrant a simpler task in the future.


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