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SECTION 15109

FIRE HYDRANT ASSEMBLIES

PART 1
1.01

GENERAL

DESCRIPTION

This section includes the materials for and installation of fire hydrant assemblies.
1.02

REFERENCE STANDARDS

The publications listed below form part of this specification to the extent referenced and are
referred to in the text by the basic designation only. Reference shall be made to the latest edition
of said standards unless otherwise called for:
AWWA C210
AWWA C213
AWWA C503
AWWA C550
1.03

Liquid Epoxy Coating Systems for the Interior and Exterior of Steel
Water pipelines
Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating for the Interior and Exterior of Steel Water
Pipelines
Wet-Barrel Fire Hydrants
Protective Epoxy Interior Coatings for Valves and Hydrants

RELATED WORK SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE


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Section 03300
Section 05550
Section 09900
Section 15041
Section 15044
Section 15056
Section 15076

Standard Drawings
Cast-in-Place Concrete
Misc. Metals
Painting and Coating
Disinfection of Pipe
Hydrostatic Testing of Pressure
Pipe
Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings
CML&C Steel Pipe

1.04

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

A.

Hydrant outlet sizes and configuration shall be as shown on the Approved Plans or as
directed by the fire department of jurisdiction.

B.

Hydrants shall generally have the following number and size of outlets as directed by the
fire department of jurisdiction:
1.

Residential: 2 1/2-inch outlet and one (1) 4-inch outlet

2.

Commercial: Two (2) 2 1/2-inch outlets and one (1) 4-inch outlet.

3.

Industrial: One (1) 2 1/2-inch outlet and two (2) 4-inch outlets.

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1.05

SERVICE APPLICATION

Wet-barrel hydrants shall generally be used for pressures up to 200psi. System pressures up to
and including 150psi requires standard wet-barrel hydrants, and pressures up to 200psi require
high-pressure wet-barrel hydrants in accordance with the Approved Materials List. Fire hydrants
with higher pressure ratings will be specified where required on the plans or as specified by the
District Engineer.
1.06

DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

Fire hydrants shall be delivered and stored in accordance with AWWA C210, AWWA C213, and
AWWA C550. The port openings shall be covered with plastic, cardboard or wood while in transit
and during storage in the field. These covers shall remain in place until the valve is ready to be
installed. Fire hydrants shall not be stored in contact with bare ground. Fire hydrants shall not be
stacked.
1.07

MASONRY RETAINING WALLS

If the above ground portion of the assembly is located within a cut slope or embankment fill, a
masonry retaining wall shall be constructed on three sides around the assembly per drawing W-16.
The face of wall shall be a minimum of one foot beyond the dimensional values of the concrete pad
to be poured for the assembly as shown on the Standard Drawings. Use tan colored slump block
and grout each cell solid. The concrete pad to be poured around the assembly shall extend to the
face of the three walls and also to the adjacent sidewalk or curb. The District Engineer will decide
whether the requirements of this paragraph are being followed by the Contractor. If in the opinion
of the District Engineer modifications or changes are necessary, the work shall be performed as
directed.
PART 2

MATERIALS

2.01

HYDRANTS

A.

Fire hydrants and appurtenances shall be selected from the Approved Materials List.

B.

Wet-barrel fire hydrants shall comply with AWWA C503 and these specifications unless
otherwise indicated on the Standard Drawings.

C.

All outlets shall be provided with National Standard Fire-Hose Threads. Outlets shall be
equipped with brass or ductile iron caps with chains.

D.

Wet-barrel fire hydrant flanges and appurtenant bury ells and spools shall incorporate a sixhole bolt pattern.

E.

No Dry Barrel fire hydrants shall be used in Fallbrook Public Utility District.

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2.02

BOLTS AND NUTS

Hydrant flange bolts and nuts shall be carbon steel conforming to ASTM A307and selected from
the Approved Materials List. For working pressures below 300 psi, bolts shall be the Break Off type
with the threads facing up and filled with silicone, for pressures above 300 psi, as specified on the
plans or approved by the District Engineer.
2.03

CONCRETE

Concrete used for splash pads, thrust or anchor blocks shall be in accordance with Section 03300.
2.04

WARNING/IDENTIFICATION TAPE

Use marking tape consisting of one layer of aluminum foil laminated between two colored layers of
inert plastic film. The lamination bond should be strong enough that the layers can not be
separated by hand. Tape shall be a minimum of 5 mils thick and 6-inches wide. Elongation shall
be a minimum of 600%. Tape shall bear a continuous, printed, message every 16 to 36-inches
warning of the installation buried below. Tape shall be selected from the Approved Materials List.
2.05

FIELD PAINTING AND COATING

Field painting and coating materials shall be in accordance with Section 09900.
PART 3

EXECUTION

3.01

GENERAL

A.

Fire hydrant assemblies shall be installed at locations shown on the Approved Plans or as
directed by the fire department of jurisdiction in accordance with the Standard Drawings.

B.

The location and port orientation of the Fire Hydrant shall be in accordance with the
Standard Drawings and as required by the Fire Department.

C.

Fire hydrant flange bolts shall be set with nuts on top; torque nuts uniformly and
progressively in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

D.

Depending on location, fire hydrant assemblies may require protection posts or concrete
retaining walls. When required by the District Engineer, or when shown on the Approved
Plans, protection posts or retaining walls shall be installed in accordance with the Standard
Drawings.

3.02

CONCRETE

Concrete thrust and anchor blocks shall be installed in accordance with Section 03300 and the
Standard Drawings. Refer to Section 03300 for the minimum concrete curing time required.
3.03

WARNING/IDENTIFICATION TAPE

After the pipe zone and the first 12-inches in the trench zone have been backfilled and compacted,
place the marking tape on the compacted backfill and center over the pipe. Run tape continuously
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along the trench and tie ends of tape together. Wrap marking tape around valve box extension
pipes and continue along pipe.
3.04

DISINFECTION OF FIRE HYDRANT

The fire hydrant assembly shall be disinfected in accordance with Section 15041, as part of the
process of disinfecting the main pipeline. The assembly valves shall be operated and the
assembly flushed to completely disinfect all internal parts.
3.05

HYDROSTATIC TESTING

Fire hydrant assemblies shall be hydrostatically tested in accordance with Section 15044 in
conjunction with the pipeline to which it is connected.
3.06

FIELD PAINTING AND COATING

The fire hydrant exterior shall be field painted in accordance with Section 09900.

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