I have an old broken hydrant in the front yard. It was installed at a movie theater and a car backed over it and knocked it off. I installed the new hydrant with hollow bolts.
As for wooden pipe, I still have some on my property in Utah but it has long been abandoned. It's still kind of neat when I am digging and find some. There is also some poured in place concrete pipe in the canyon next to mine.
Nice job but don't care for that type of shut-off valve. We recently had to do some work in a private townhouse complex and none of the valve handles would work. Probably hadn't ever been used in 30 years. Handles just crumbled. Had to get the city to shut down the whole complex, about 80 homes.
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