Posted 7/31/2020 14:57 (#8407226 - in reply to #8406642) Subject: RE: Leaking water hydrant
I would try this first. Real simple if it does the job.
If you do have to replace it, if the end of the pipeline is something other than plastic, you could see if it will unscrew. Dig along side of it with post hole diggers or even wash some holes around it with a piece of 1/2" pipe. Leave the water on, unscrew the old hydrant & screw the new one on.
I put a schedule 40, 3" pvc around my hydrants. At the top, get a pipe cap, saw a 1.25 hole in it, saw it in half, fasten it on the top of the pvc with a hose clamp. If hydrent ever freezes, you can take cap off & pour hot water down. Keeps hydrent from rusting so bad. If end of water line is steel or brass, you can unscrew hydrent & replace it with out digging up.