Prier has manufactured the C-144 Freezeless Hydrants from 1990 until today. This Freezeless Hydrant has truly passed the tests of time. It is a simple operating product that is fairly simple to repair.
This is a common maintenance occurrence for any packed valve of any brand or manufacture. It is overcome by simply tightening the packing nut with a crescent wrench. This will force the packing tighter around the stem to eliminate leakage.
Occasionally, the packing will need to be replaced if the packing nut has been repeatedly tightened.
The parts required for this is a C-134KT-803 Packing Kit
C-134KT-803 Packing Kit
Since a Freezeless Hydrant actually shuts off inside the heated portion of the structure, the water inside the hydrant will drain out after shutoff. The shutoff point could be any distance from 4" to 24" or more inside the structure. This installation should also be pitched to allow the water to easily drain out of the hydrant. The hydrant may drip for up to 60 seconds after shutoff. If the water continues to drip after that time, you most likely need to replace the bibb washer.
For the C-144, Prier uses a OO Beveled Bibb Washer for this style of Freezeless Hydrant. That Part Number is C-134KT-802.
C-134KT-802 Replacement Bibb Washer
The bibb washer used on this item is a standard "OO" Beveled Bibb Washer, available at your plumbing wholesaler.
The vacuum breaker has begun to leak. This happens when the plastic cap is ruptured by freezing, this often occurs when the hose is left on the valve, or the rubber seating surface needs to be replaced.
This vacuum breaker threads out of the valve, and the replacement threads into the valve.
The parts required for this is a C-144KT-806 Vacuum Breaker Replacement Kit.
C-144KT-806 Vacuum Breaker Replacement Kit
Unfortunately, your Freezeless Hydrant is broken, most likely beyond repair. This happens when the water cannot drain out of the Freezeless Hydrant, it freezes, expands and ruptures the copper shaft of the Freezeless Hydrant inside the structure. The most common reasons for this problem is that the garden hose was left attached to the hydrant during freezing weather, or the hydrant was not installed with the proper drainage pitch.
DO NOT OPERATE THE HYDRANT IF THIS IS OCCURRING!
Since the Hydrant shuts off inside the house, if it stays in the off position you will not get water inside the structure.
IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO REMOVE THE HANDLE TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OPERATION UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS REPAIRED BY YOUR PLUMBER!
For any one of numerous reasons, your handle may be missing. Prier's handle is unique to our products, it has two flats and two round sides. This style handle mates perfectly with our stem-end for a snug fit and years of reliable operation.
The required part number is C-134KT-805.
C-134KT-805 Replacement Prier Handle
Prier Freezeless Hydrants and Angle Sill Faucets can be converted after installation from handle operated to Loose Key Vandalproof Design. This design allows for operation only with the provided operating key. It prevents operation of the Freezeless Hydrant or Angle Sill Faucet by vice grips or needle nose pliers.
Commonly this change occurs to prevent unauthorized usage of the Freezeless Hydrant or Angle Sill Faucet. To convert to Loose Key Vandalproof Operation, order the Prier Loose Key Conversion Kit, Part Number C-134KT-804.
C-134KT-804 Loose Key Conversion Kit
Occasionally the stem of the Prier Freezeless Hydrant gets damaged beyond repair. This is most commonly caused by the hydrant being operated by pliers and damaging the brass on the end.
To determine the proper replacement stem, you need to determine the following:
1. Length of the stem, from brass tip to brass tip. Do not include the rubber bibb washer in this measurement.
2. Using the acquired dimensions, determine which stem is required from the chart below:
Prier offers a Universal Replacement Stem, in order to use Universal Stems, you must be able to properly cut and solder copper and brass.
231-02US Universal Style Replacement Stem for E Style Stems for 4" to 14" Freezeless Hydrants
||E Style Stem for Close Coupled C-144 5 1/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 4" C-144 7 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 6" C-144 9 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 8" C-144 11 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 10" C-144 13 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 12" C-144 15 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 14" C-144 17 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 18" C-144 21 9/16" Overall Length
||E Style Stem for 24" C-144 27 9/16" Overall Length
C-144KT-807 Complete C-144 Rebuild Kit
The complete Repair Kit for the Prier C-144 Anti Siphon Freezeless Wall Hydrant is the C-144KT-807. It contains all wearing parts for the C-144 Anti Siphon Freezeless Wall Hydrant.