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#1 WoodyChuck OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:25 AM

So I found an old fire hydrant and need to get rid of it can I sell it and what would it be worth? Do people use them for decoration or restoration?
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:29 AM

Oh this could take a while. Photos will help. As a Vol Fire Fighter, I have one by my front steps I bought from a fire house auction. It will have value, but photos will help determine that. 


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:31 AM

I know of a few that are used as yard ornaments.  Its worth full scrap price down at the salvage yard.

I worked for a decade for the local city and the water dept. would give the old ones away if someone asked for them.  Not enough takers and most went to the scrap man.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:35 AM

I'll upload some pictures when I get home it's definitely an older one tho multiple layers of lead paint peeling off
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:39 AM

So I found an old fire hydrant and need to get rid of it can I sell it and what would it be worth? Do people use them for decoration or restoration?

 

Many firemen like them for decoration.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:54 AM

It's a shame you're not closer, I have a friend looking for one.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 09:18 AM

WAITING FOR PICTURES .................................................................................... LOL! As a retired FF/EMT I have been trying to find one for the yard. Good luck with it they sell quickly to the right person and look rather nice when they are repainted and placed in your yard. Thanks for sharing,                             Roger


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Retired VFD..I would love to find one.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 01:08 PM

Put it in your yard and make every dog in the neighborhood happy.  :D


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 04:12 PM

Got pictures

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 06:41 PM

Someone did not love their fire hydrant. That poor thing has quite the patina.

 

Roger, I'll drag one home from work and send it your way. What year do you want?


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:01 PM

That's a neat old hydrant. Have a friend who has one in his yard about that same vintage. He sand blasted it and repainted it. Looks great. Ha , Cat, careful I might take you up on that offer.                                                                                                                                                                                 Roger



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Posted May 25, 2016 - 09:39 PM

Word of warning if you live in community with fire hydrants paint caps different color and clearly mark no water. In the heat of moment firefighter might think real  and wast valuable time running hose to wrong hydrant.


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:19 AM

Word of warning if you live in community with fire hydrants paint caps different color and clearly mark no water. In the heat of moment firefighter might think real  and wast valuable time running hose to wrong hydrant.

That is true, some towns and cities paint their hydrants based on water pressure too. Find what your town uses and paint a different color. I'd had a FF ask about the hydrant by my front door asking if it was real. He wanted to tie in a feeder line into it.


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