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Simmons Mfg. 850SB Yard Hydrant Parts Kit
on May 1, 2011
I've had the worst luck with these yard hydrants and I wish they were never made because mine always break and you have to replace them. This kit will fix your issues maybe??? The reason I say maybe is because it says that you don't have to pull the hydrant out of the ground to fix it but that is not true. Depending on your problem, you might still have to dig it up to fix it. The plunger on ours broke at the end of the rod and was stuck in the valve at the bottom of the rod and the only way to get it out was to dig it up and take it apart. The instructions say that you can just pull the rod up and the plunger will come out but that doesn't always work if you have a problem like I had. We always have ours in concrete too so the cows don't move them rubbing up against them so it makes it harder also to fix.
Also, I bought this kit before knowing that you could just buy the plunger for around $10-11 with shipping included, part number 8842, will save you some money but you only get the plunger. If that is all you need then get that, but if you need more, this kit is for you. The only thing I wish this kit came with was a new brass rod that the lock nut screws to since ours is all boogered up from adjusting it so many times when trying to get the hydrant to work before figuring out that the plunger was the problem!