Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fixing Your Woodford Outdoor Faucet


Eagle Mountain Products is the official online retailer and carries the full line of Woodford outdoor watering devices and accessories.   Since we know virtually everything there is to know about Woodford products, we are also a source for troubleshooting and repairing any one of our faucets or yard hydrants and carry all of the parts to do so.   

For incidence, if your Woodford frost free faucet or hydrant is leaking from the spout when it is turned off, it may be that the valve seat rubber is worn or damaged and needs to be replaced.  Or it could be the retainer screw is loose.  While a simple repair, it is important to do and we have the genuine Woodford replacement parts you need.  After you turn off the water, please follow our online instructions.   

Another problem can be water leaking from around the operating stem when the faucet is on.  In this case the leak can generally be fixed by tightening the hex packing nut.  Without removing any parts, tighten the packing nut behind the handle until snug and the leaking stops.  If it is still leaking, it may require a new EPDM packing that is readily available at Eagle Mountain.   

Leaks can also be caused by a worn out vacuum breaker.  Woodford’s durable anti-siphon vacuum breakers are designed to protect your hose connection from contamination, and we have models intended for use in freezing temperatures.  You may want to consider our exclusive Woodford 50H Series that protects from splash-back and is the first ASSE 1052 approved automatic draining high-flow double-check backflow preventer.   It is available in a choice of brass or chrome and 1/2" or 3/4" threads.  Please visit our website to view our full selection of outdoor faucets, hydrants, upgrade kits and repair parts. 

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace anoutdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional, exclusive products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Frost Free Faucet is Uniquely Designed and Installed


You may be aware that if you live in an area with freezing temperatures, you need a frost free faucet but you may not know how one works.   

Before frost free faucets, it was common for faucets in cold climates to rupture when water froze inside the faucet tube.  The problem occurs when outside temperatures begin to warm and water in the pipe is unable to drain out around the expanding ice blockage, which causes the water pressure to mount and the pipe to burst. 

The difference in installation for a frost free faucet is that it is installed with a downward pitch toward the nozzle in order to facilitate water draining completely out of the faucet and reducing the problem of water building up inside the tube.  Hoses must not be left attached to the faucet as this prevents the water from draining.   

For help installing, watch Eagle Mountain Products step-by-step video on how to properly install a frost free faucet.  Please visit Eagle Mountain Products website to view our video library and the full line of Woodford outdoor faucets and accessories.  

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace an outdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional, exclusive products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Woodford Adjustable Rod PRV Anti-Rupture Kit


Another innovative kit from Woodford Manufacturing and sold at Eagle Mountain Product’s online store is the Woodford Adjustable Rod Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) Anti-Rupture Kit.  This revolutionary kit offers homeowners the utmost protection from their outdoor faucet bursting in freezing conditions even if a hose was left connected to the faucet.    

The PRV that comes with the kit is our exclusive patented resetting valve designed to prevent the copper faucet tube from rupturing and eliminates the potential for water damage to your home or property.  The kit’s innovative adjustable rod will fit the most common (4” to 14”) Woodford faucet rod lengths and can be used on Models 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, and 22V (you will need two kits for the hot and cold Models 22 and 22V). 

The kit is easy to install especially after you take a look at our video instructions that walk you through the entire job.  In addition you will receive a diagram to scale with your kit so you do not have to remove your existing rod to order.  When you get the kit, you will simply match your old rod length to the new RK-ADJ-PRV and build it to size using the adjustable rod stems and stainless steel clips.     

Please visit the Eagle Mountain website to view the entire line of Woodford frost free faucets and yard hydrants as well as our exclusive kits and authentic replacement parts.   Durable, as well as easy to install and maintain, our products are the same ones that professional plumbers have used and trusted for years.   Check out our video library for more tips on how to install, repair or upgrade Woodford outdoor faucets and yard hydrants. 

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace an outdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Story behind the IOWA® Model Y34 Hydrant


While we know that plenty of people own an IOWA® Model Y34 Hydrant as it is our most popular yard hydrant, we are not sure how many people know the story behind it.  The Woodford Manufacturing Company celebrated 75 years in business in 2004 and they will certainly be around in another twelve years to celebrate their 100th birthday!   

The story begins in 1929 when J.C. Woodford bought a company and the manufacturing rights to the IOWA® (Y34) Yard Hydrant and opened a sole proprietorship to start the Woodford Hydrant Co.  In 1946 the company adopted its current name.   

Nearly a decade later the company started producing commercial wall hydrants, and in 1963, manufactured the first residential faucets.  The founder, J.C. Woodford held more than 60 patents at the time of his death in 1979, of which many dealt with the design and manufacturing of the company’s faucets and hydrants.  However the company did not stop there, as today Woodford Manufacturing holds patents on more than 200 inventions and many are incorporated into our products.     

So while the IOWA® Model Y34 may be decades old, we have made several improvements to the model throughout the years.  The sturdy hydrant allows for an immediate water flow even in sub-zero temperatures and features variable-flow, long-life packing, a rod guide that eliminates side pull on the rod and a 3/4" inlet and 1″ galvanized steel pipe.   In addition even though the model has been updated and improved, all parts for the Y34 are interchangeable so you can repair your Woodford hydrant regardless of how old it is.   Additionally for ease of maintenance, all repairs are made from the head of the unit so you will not need to remove the hydrant from the ground.   

Please visit Eagle Mountain’s website to learn more about the durable Y34 and our other hydrants and outdoor faucets.   We also offer video assistance with repairs and installations as well as all the parts you need to do the job. 

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace an outdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Find Parts to Repair or Upgrade Your Woodford Faucet or Hydrant


As the official online retailer of Woodford Manufacturing, we provide a comprehensive website where customers find the parts they need as well as the help to repair or install their Woodford products.  Eagle Mountain Product’s inventory includes the complete line of durable, high-quality Woodford frost free faucets and yard hydrants, which are designed to be used year-round for residential irrigation purposes even during sub-zero temperatures.   

A convenient way to repair your Woodford is by purchasing one of our inexpensive Woodford Faucet Repair Kits.  For example if you want to repair a Model 19 faucet, you may just need to buy the Woodford Model RK-19VB Vacuum Breaker Float Repair Kit, which will contain a new cap, body and float.  Then be sure to take a look at the step-by-step video we have put together that shows you how to do the repair including the tools you will need. 

Our website also offers an Over-Sized Flange Repair Kit that can be attached to any new or existing Woodford Model 14, 16, 17, 19 & 101 wall flanges.  The outer holes are spaced a full 3 1/2" apart to provide a better mounting screw contact in either masonry or siding.  For a new installation, you will join the (2) RK-OSF halves around the faucet tube and behind the existing faucet flange and then fasten the flanges together using the two screws provided  Finally you will need to position the faucet through the wall and secure it with the appropriate screws. 

Eagle Mountain’s other top selling repair parts include Operating Rods, EPDM Packing, Valve Seat Rubber, Y34 packing, and the Y34 Head.  Remember we have replacement parts for every Woodford product whether it is a current or obsolete model.  Please visit our website to find everything you need to keep your Woodford product in tiptop shape.   

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace an outdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Professional Quality Outdoor Faucets and Yard Hydrants


If you are shopping for a new outdoor faucet or a yard or wall hydrant, you will want to take a look at the products that are used by professionals.  Woodford outdoor watering products are not only easy to install but they are the most durable products on the market.  In addition they can be easily repaired or upgraded with readily available replacement parts.   

Eagle Mountain Products only sells the best, which is why we offer our customers the full line of Woodford products including parts and accessories.  These products have been designed to provide customers with years of minimal maintenance and trouble-free operations.  If a part wears out, you can simply go to our online store or give us a call and order it.    

Furthermore, we have made it much easier to buy a new outdoor faucet or hydrant online from us than trying to buy one at a big-box store.  Our website answers all of your questions and supplies plenty of information regarding a product’s many features.  In addition we also provide detailed specifications and diagrams to ensure you buy the right size and fit and to help you install it.   

Our plethora of information includes Tech-notes and troubleshooting guides on all of our faucets and hydrants.  In addition we offer a library of step-by-step videos for installing our faucets or yard hydrants or a vacuum breaker as well as explaining the difference between a single check vacuum breaker vs. a double check backflow preventer and much, much more.  

The Woodford Manufacturing Company began in 1929 when J.C. Woodford bought the manufacturing rights for the IOWA® Yard Hydrant and there is a reason why the company has been around for almost ninety years!  Please take a look at our website for the best outdoor watering products on the market.

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace an outdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Get Help with Outdoor Watering from a Woodford Yard Hydrant




A beautifully landscaped yard or a garden brimming with fresh vegetables or flowers can provide peace of mind and enjoyment for many gardening enthusiasts as well as add value to your home.  Now that spring is here, many of us are eager to get our yards and outdoor spaces back into shape.   

Whether you are a serious gardener or just enjoy a scenic view, if it is a large outdoor space, Eagle Mountain Products suggests that you consider buying an outdoor yard hydrant.  A yard hydrant offers a convenient, affordable way to more easily maintain a large landscaped area or garden, but we recommend before you purchase one; please consider buying the best – a durable Woodford yard hydrant.   

As the authorized online retailer for Woodford Manufacturing, we know a thing or two about outdoor faucets and yard hydrants and proudly sell the entire line of Woodford products including authentic replacement and repair parts.  In addition we are committed to providing a full service site for our customers that includes detailed information and diagrams along with instructional videos for help in installation and troubleshooting.   

Once you read through our comprehensive descriptions of each model of hydrant, you should get a good idea of which one will best fit your needs.  However if you are still unclear as to which hydrant makes the most sense for your yard, please email or give us a call and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.  Furthermore, if you are having trouble installing or troubleshooting a problem with a Woodford product, we are also ready to help.   

Eagle Mountain Products is proud to be the authorized online retailer of the Woodford Manufacturing Company.  In addition to our products, we offer customers a full service website loaded with information and instructional videos on how to repair or replace an outdoor faucet or yard hydrant.  You can purchase with confidence any one of our exceptional products from Woodford Manufacturing Company and Watco Manufacturing Company.