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
FPUD
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.

FPUD STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
JUNE 2012

FIRE HYDRANTS
15109 - 1

cardboard or wood while in transit and during storage in the field. Fire hydrants with higher pressure ratings will be specified where required on the plans or as specified by the District Engineer. 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. These covers shall remain in place until the valve is ready to be installed. PART 2 MATERIALS 2. and AWWA C550. D. The District Engineer will decide whether the requirements of this paragraph are being followed by the Contractor. No Dry Barrel fire hydrants shall be used in Fallbrook Public Utility District. Fire hydrants shall not be stored in contact with bare ground. Use tan colored slump block and grout each cell solid. and pressures up to 200psi require high-pressure wet-barrel hydrants in accordance with the Approved Materials List. Fire hydrants shall not be stacked.01 HYDRANTS A. 1.06 DELIVERY. 1. 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. B. C. AWWA C213. STORAGE AND HANDLING Fire hydrants shall be delivered and stored in accordance with AWWA C210. If in the opinion of the District Engineer modifications or changes are necessary. System pressures up to and including 150psi requires standard wet-barrel hydrants. The port openings shall be covered with plastic.05 SERVICE APPLICATION Wet-barrel hydrants shall generally be used for pressures up to 200psi. a masonry retaining wall shall be constructed on three sides around the assembly per drawing W-16. E. Outlets shall be equipped with brass or ductile iron caps with chains.07 MASONRY RETAINING WALLS If the above ground portion of the assembly is located within a cut slope or embankment fill. Fire hydrants and appurtenances shall be selected from the Approved Materials List.2 . the work shall be performed as directed. Wet-barrel fire hydrant flanges and appurtenant bury ells and spools shall incorporate a sixhole bolt pattern. Wet-barrel fire hydrants shall comply with AWWA C503 and these specifications unless otherwise indicated on the Standard Drawings. FPUD STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS JUNE 2012 FIRE HYDRANTS 15109 . All outlets shall be provided with National Standard Fire-Hose Threads.1.

3. D. 2. 2. The lamination bond should be strong enough that the layers can not be separated by hand. C. When required by the District Engineer.03 WARNING/IDENTIFICATION TAPE After the pipe zone and the first 12-inches in the trench zone have been backfilled and compacted.3 . Tape shall be selected from the Approved Materials List. torque nuts uniformly and progressively in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Depending on location. Refer to Section 03300 for the minimum concrete curing time required. bolts shall be the Break Off type with the threads facing up and filled with silicone.04 WARNING/IDENTIFICATION TAPE Use marking tape consisting of one layer of aluminum foil laminated between two colored layers of inert plastic film. as specified on the plans or approved by the District Engineer. printed. Tape shall bear a continuous. thrust or anchor blocks shall be in accordance with Section 03300. 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. Fire hydrant flange bolts shall be set with nuts on top. The location and port orientation of the Fire Hydrant shall be in accordance with the Standard Drawings and as required by the Fire Department. PART 3 EXECUTION 3. Elongation shall be a minimum of 600%. 3.05 FIELD PAINTING AND COATING Field painting and coating materials shall be in accordance with Section 09900. For working pressures below 300 psi.03 CONCRETE Concrete used for splash pads. protection posts or retaining walls shall be installed in accordance with the Standard Drawings.2. message every 16 to 36-inches warning of the installation buried below. or when shown on the Approved Plans. place the marking tape on the compacted backfill and center over the pipe. B. fire hydrant assemblies may require protection posts or concrete retaining walls.01 GENERAL A. for pressures above 300 psi.02 BOLTS AND NUTS Hydrant flange bolts and nuts shall be carbon steel conforming to ASTM A307and selected from the Approved Materials List. Run tape continuously FPUD STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS JUNE 2012 FIRE HYDRANTS 15109 . Tape shall be a minimum of 5 mils thick and 6-inches wide. 2.02 CONCRETE Concrete thrust and anchor blocks shall be installed in accordance with Section 03300 and the Standard Drawings.

04 DISINFECTION OF FIRE HYDRANT The fire hydrant assembly shall be disinfected in accordance with Section 15041.05 HYDROSTATIC TESTING Fire hydrant assemblies shall be hydrostatically tested in accordance with Section 15044 in conjunction with the pipeline to which it is connected. as part of the process of disinfecting the main pipeline. END OF SECTION FPUD STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS JUNE 2012 FIRE HYDRANTS 15109 . The assembly valves shall be operated and the assembly flushed to completely disinfect all internal parts.06 FIELD PAINTING AND COATING The fire hydrant exterior shall be field painted in accordance with Section 09900. 3. 3. 3. Wrap marking tape around valve box extension pipes and continue along pipe.along the trench and tie ends of tape together.4 .