Ease of installation and reliability made the Woodford RHY2-MS roof water hydrant the ideal choice for a school in Parker, CO. Roof hydrants provide access to rooftop water, which is then used to clean condenser coils, windows, cooling towers, green roofs, and other types of rooftop equipment.
Because the installation was in Colorado, hydrant freezing was a concern. The last thing a contractor wants is a leaking hydrant on the roof. The RHY2-MS features a built-in vent that allows automatic draining. There is no need to drain the hydrant for freeze protection, even with a hose attached.
Installing the Woodford roof hydrant at the school was simple. Its heavyduty cast-iron mounting system can be installed by the roofer or plumbing contractor, and the hydrant can be installed later during the water piping process. The mounting system secures above and below the roof deck, providing exceptional strength and security—which is important when the hose is stretched or pulled and in potentially harsh rooftop weather conditions. The product comes with a 2-degree shim for pitch adjustment.
Maintenance and repairs are easy with the RHY2-MS. All repairs can be made from the top of the hydrant; it is not necessary to remove the hydrant. The Woodford RHY2-MS roof hydrant has an ASSE 1052 double-check backflow preventer that can be field tested. Woodford also offers a freezeless sanitary roof hydrant, the SRH-MS, that does not require a drain, and a mild-climate roof hydrant, the RHMC-MS, for nonfreezing environments.
For more information, visit www.woodfordmfg.com or call 719-574-1101.