Frequently Asked Questions
Find Solutions to Common Questions About Hydrant Guard: Explore Our FAQ Page
How much does Hydrant Guard cost?
Hydrant Guard is competitively priced, but the exact pricing depends on volume and custom parameters. Please contact us to request a free quote!
Does Hydrant Guard reduce the flow through hydrants?
When a fire hydrant is functioning normally, Hydrant Guard’s valve plates are parallel to the water flow. The flow reduction is minimal and does not affect the hydrant's performance.
Where is Hydrant Guard manufactured?
Hydrant Guard is 100% manufactured in the USA by Eagle CNC Technologies, Inc., a company based in Muskegon, MI. You can learn more about the manufacturing of Hydrant Guard on the manufacturing page.
How can I learn more about Hydrant Guard?
The best way to learn more about Hydrant Guard is to contact us directly with your questions.
What is the maximum pressure that Hydrant Guard can withstand?
Hydrant Guard is designed to withstand hydrant/water main pressures of up to 250 PSI using HG1 and up to 350 PSI using HG2.
Does Hydrant Guard work on any hydrant?
Hydrant Guard is designed to work with wet barrel fire hydrants found in warmer climates where it does not freeze during the winter. To learn more about the configurations available, consider visiting the HG1 configurations and HG2 configurations sections.
How can the witness stream of Hydrant Guard improve emergency response times?
The witness stream helps to signal a sheared hydrant, allowing emergency responders to quickly locate and address the problem. This reduces the risk of further damage and helps to improve emergency response times.
Hydrant Guard assists water districts in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. For water professionals in our region, we suggest reading the following FAQs and answers:
How can the Hydrant Guard check valve help reduce incident costs related to hydrant shears?
The Hydrant Guard check valve can help prevent water surges from sheared hydrants, thereby reducing non-revenue water loss, liability, and potential legal claims, which in turn can save you money on incident costs.
How easy is it to install a Hydrant Guard check valve on a fire hydrant?
Hydrant Guard is designed to be easy to install by trained water operators. It can typically be installed in under an hour and does not require any special tools or equipment.
What is the expected lifespan of a Hydrant Guard?
Hydrant Guard is designed to last for many years with minimal maintenance. The exact lifespan depends on various factors such as usage and environmental conditions, but we provide a warranty of 10 years for our products to ensure customer satisfaction.
What kind of maintenance is required for Hydrant Guard?
Hydrant Guard is made of stainless steel and requires minimal maintenance. Following a shear, only the breakaway bolts and rubber gasket need to be replaced.
How does Hydrant Guard contribute to water conservation efforts?
Hydrant Guard helps reduce water loss after a fire hydrant is damaged, which helps conserve water and reduce water waste. It is a sustainable solution for water districts and other organizations looking to reduce their water consumption.
Is Hydrant Guard compliant with industry standards and regulations?
Yes, Hydrant Guard is designed and manufactured to meet or exceed industry standards and regulations for flow-restricting devices. Our valves are also available with NSF-certified materials.
What is the lead time for ordering Hydrant Guard?
The lead time for ordering Hydrant Guard can vary based on current demand and custom requirements. Our team can provide an estimate based on your specific needs.
What testing has been conducted on Hydrant Guard?
Hydrant Guard has undergone extensive testing in various conditions to ensure its reliability and durability. We can provide documentation to support our testing procedures and results. Additionally, you can watch a video of a Hydrant Guard test here.
How does Hydrant Guard contribute to firefighter safety?
Hydrant Guard helps reduce the risk of injury to firefighters by eliminating water surges after a hydrant is damaged. This can help prevent high-pressure water jets that can be dangerous for first responders to a hydrant shear incident.
How does Hydrant Guard impact hydrant maintenance and inspection procedures?
Hydrant Guard does not significantly impact hydrant maintenance and inspection procedures and can be easily removed if necessary for maintenance or inspection purposes.
What support does the Hydrant Guard team provide after installation?
The Hydrant Guard team provides ongoing support and guidance to ensure customer satisfaction post-installation. We are available to answer questions, provide installation guidance, and address any concerns or issues that may arise.
Is Hydrant Guard an environmentally friendly solution?
Hydrant Guard check valves help minimize water loss and conserve resources, making it beneficial for the environment. By promoting sustainability and responsible management practices, water districts and municipalities can help protect the environment, bolster their reputations, and earn the trust of their stakeholders.
What is the No.1 reason why alternative solutions for preventing water loss from hydrant shears are often inefficient and expensive?
Alternative solutions often require frequent maintenance and replacement, leading to inefficiency and ongoing expenses. In contrast, solutions like HG1 or HG2 are built to last, require minimal maintenance, and offer a reliable, long-term solution. We also offer a 10-year warranty.