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R-6000

 

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Standard 1" R-6000

Inlet - 1" NPT
Outlet - 3/4" Hose Thread Adapter
Stainless Steel Operating Rod Thru Teflon Packing
1" Galvanized Stand Pipe

Model No.UPC Bar Code (Qty. 1)Pipe Connection x Pipe DepthStand pipeOverall LengthApprox. Wt./Lbs.
Model: R101 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11763 4 Conn x Depth: 1" x 1' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 46.5" Weight: 13.5
Model: R1015 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11764 1 Conn x Depth: 1" x 1-1/2' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 52.5" Weight: 14.5
Model: R102 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11765 8 Conn x Depth: 1" x 2' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 58.5" Weight: 15.5
Model: R103 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11766 5 Conn x Depth: 1" x 3' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 70.5" Weight: 17.5
Model: R104 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11767 2 Conn x Depth: 1" x 4' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 82.5" Weight: 19.5
Model: R105 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11768 9 Conn x Depth: 1" x 5' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 94.5" Weight: 21.5
Model: R106 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11769 6 Conn x Depth: 1" x 6' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 105.5" Weight: 23.5
Model: R107 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11770 2 Conn x Depth: 1" x 7' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 117.5" Weight: 25.5
Model: R108 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11771 9 Conn x Depth: 1" x 8' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 130.5" Weight: 27.5
Model: R110 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11772 6 Conn x Depth: 1" x 10' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 154.5" Weight: 31.5
NOTE: The length of hydrant you need depends on the depth the water lines are buried in your area. If water lines are buried 4' you need the R104 - 4' bury below ground with 34" above ground or 6' - 9-1/2".

 


Standard No Lead 1" R-6000

Inlet - 1" NPT
Outlet - 3/4" Hose Thread Adapter
Stainless Steel Operating Rod Thru Teflon Packing
1" Galvanized Stand Pipe

Model No.UPC Bar Code (Qty. 1)Pipe Connection x Pipe DepthStand pipeOverall LengthApprox. Wt./Lbs.
Model: RNL101 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41781 9 Conn x Depth: 1" x 1' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 46.5" Weight: 13.5
Model: RNL1015 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41790 1 Conn x Depth: 1" x 1-1/2' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 52.5" Weight: 14.5
Model: RNL102 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41782 6 Conn x Depth: 1" x 2' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 58.5" Weight: 15.5
Model: RNL103 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41783 3 Conn x Depth: 1" x 3' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 70.5" Weight: 17.5
Model: RNL104 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41784 0 Conn x Depth: 1" x 4' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 82.5" Weight: 19.5
Model: RNL105 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41785 7 Conn x Depth: 1" x 5' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 94.5" Weight: 21.5
Model: RNL106 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41786 4 Conn x Depth: 1" x 6' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 105.5" Weight: 23.5
Model: RNL107 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41787 1 Conn x Depth: 1" x 7' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 117.5" Weight: 25.5
Model: RNL108 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41788 8 Conn x Depth: 1" x 8' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 130.5" Weight: 27.5
Model: RNL110 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41789 5 Conn x Depth: 1" x 10' Bury Stand Pipe: 1" Galv. Length: 154.5" Weight: 31.5
NOTE: The length of hydrant you need depends on the depth the water lines are buried in your area. If water lines are buried 4' you need the RNL104 - 4' bury below ground with 34" above ground or 6' - 9-1/2".

 


 

 

R-6000 Series & RNL-6000 Series Easy to Operate, High Flow Rate, No-Lead Available

Features & Benefits

The R-6000/RNL-6000 Series Yard Hydrant gives year-round water service that drains below the frost line once shut off. 

60 plus years - Proven Performer

1) Heavy Cast Iron Head with full flow design.

Benefit - Stands up to abuse and has high flow rate.

R-6000 & RNL-6000 Features & Benefits

2) Draw Straps are made of 1040 high carbon hot rolled steel which is much harder (Brinell 175/200) and stronger, greatly reduces wear of straps and eliminates side pull on operating rod.

Benefit - Longest operating life.

3) Heavy Cast Iron Handle

Benefit - Easy to grip and longer life.

4) Rocker Arm and Operating Rod with Two Nuts provides simple positive adjustment and eliminates unreliable set screws used by other companies.

Benefit - Adjustable for years, not like rusting set screw.

5) Easy to Adjust stainless steel operating rod.

Benefit - Longest life - quality material

6) Packing Gland with Teflon® Packing

Benefit - Non-corrosive packing gland with longest lasting packing, a better quality packing than used by others, Teflon® a Dupont product.

7) Easy Plunger Replacement by removing packing gland and lifting out plunger thru head assembly - no need to unscrew head from riser pipe.

Benefit - Quick plunger replacement.

8) Schedule 40 Galvanized Riser Pipe

Benefit - Long lasting riser pipe.

9) 1" Valve Inlet Size

Benefit - Easy installation and better flow rate.

10) One Piece Molded Plunger with Lubricant uses double seal design to assure positive shut-off even when foreign particles are present.  Plunger positively opens drain to prevent freezing, and positively closes drain even at slow flow rates.

Benefit - Economical design that still closes drain hole before flow starts.

11) Long Life Plunger is molded with ethylene propylene material that is self-lubricating and will not bond to valve body like rubber plunger used by other companies.

Benefit - Longest operating life in one piece design.

12) Double Bypass Valve Body provides a large volume of water and the time-proven design used for over sixty years.

Benefit - High water flow with economical design.

13)Hose Thread Adapter an outlet for easy hose connection.

 

Note - Hydrant available painted in red or yellow.

 

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R-6000 Parts List

Model No.UPC Bar Code (Qty. 1)Part Description
Model: PKRF UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11929 4 Description: PKRF (Includes R-20(1 pair), (2)3/8Washer, R50-S, G-30, G-35, A-115, (2)G-25A and OR110)
Model: 11534M UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11355 1 Description: Head Casting (Includes G-35)
Model: 11535M UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11328 5 Description: Rocker Arm
Model: 12482M UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11327 8 Description: Lever Arm
Model: G-6 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 01543 5  Description: Hose Thread Adapter
Model: GNL-6 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41048 3 Description: No Lead Hose Thread Adapter
Model: R-20 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11757 3 Description: Draw Straps (Per Pr.)
Model: G-25A UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11774 0 Description: 3/8" Jam Nut
Model: 3/8washer UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11773 3 Description: 3/8" Washer (2 each)
Model: G-45 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11758 0 Description: Stainless Steel Operating Rod
Model: R-40 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11759 7 Description: Brass Valve Body
Model: RNL-40 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 41780 2 Description: No Lead Brass Valve Body
Model: G-30 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 01522 0 Description: Packing Nut
Model: OR110 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 09120 0 Description: O-Ring
Model: G-35 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 01523 7 Description: Valve Stem Packing
Model: R-31 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11760 3 Description: Packing Gland
Model: OR215 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 09461 4 Description: O-Ring
Model: P-50 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 01994 5 Description: Steel Rod Connector
Model: R-56 UPC Bar Code:   Description: 3/8" Operating Rod
Model: P-60 UPC Bar Code:   Description: 1" No Lead Galvanized Pipe
Model: 11390 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11098 7 Description: Pivot Pin (2 each)
Model: R-15 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11776 4 Description: Pivot Pin (1 each)
Model: 11383 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11099 4 Description: Retainer Clip (3 each)
Model: R-50S UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11761 0 Description: Sleeve
Model: A-115 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 10212 8 Description: Plunger
Model: R-121 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 11762 7 Description: Complete Head Assembly - G-6, 11534M, R-31, 11390(2), 11535M, R-20(2), G-25A(2), G-30, G-35, G-45, R-15, 12482M, 11383(3), R-50S, P-50, 3/8washer(2), OR215, OR110
Model: RNL-121 UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 42436 7 Description: Complete No Lead Head Assembly - GNL-6, 11534M, R-31, 11390(2), 11535M, R-20(2), G-25A(2), G-30, G-35, G-45, R-15, 12482M, 11383(3), R-50S, P-50, 3/8washer(2), OR215, OR110
Model: R-121R UPC Bar Code: 6 42367 12641 4 Description: Complete Head Assembly Ritchied Hydrants - G-6, 11534M, R-31, 11390(2), 11535M, R-20(2), G-30, G-35, R-15, 12482M, 11383(3), R-50S, 3/8washer(2), OR215, OR110

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R-6000 Yard Hydrant Installation Instructions

Almost NO Reason to Ever Dig up a Hydrant to Fix a Leak
Under no circumstances should Merrill Manufacturing Yard Hydrants drain back into well or drinking water supplies!
*Merrill Manufacturing disclaims all liability of any kind and voids the hydrant warranty for installations of this product where it can or could drain back into a drinking water supply.

Step 1: First be sure water line on which hydrant is to be installed has been thoroughly flushed to wash out foreign particles.  Merrill Manufacturing will not warrant or accept any responsibility if the water line is not flushed out prior to attachment of hydrant.

Step 2: Be sure the hydrant is installed with provision for drainage below the frost line.

  • If hydrant is installed in a pit, the pit must have an open bottom or some form of drainage.
  • If hydrant is buried in the ground, a few tile can be laid in gravel or coarse material to form a field system for the drain.
  • If hydrant is buried in the ground and no tile are used, be sure to put a quantity of gravel, crushed rock or some coarse material, not sand, around the drain of the hydrant.  This will permit faster and better drainage.

Step 3: Important - If hydrant is buried in the ground, it is a good idea to put a brick or large stone under the hydrant, because when the hydrant drains and this subsoil becomes wet, it will allow the hydrant to settle and thus put a strain on the pipe to which it is connected.  A brick or stone would carry this weight.

Step 4: To connect the hydrant to the water line, just turn it onto the male thread connection for which it is intended.  Merrill Manufacturing™ has hydrant ells and tee fittings available for connection to flexible poly pipe.

  • CAUTION: When the hydrant is tightened, be careful that it is not tightened so tightly that the hydrant head or valve body will be screwed further onto the pipe and thus change the adjustment of the hydrant.  If this should happen, refer to the adjustment section for the proper adjustment.

Step 5: Important - Before backfilling the trench, turn on the water.  Then turn on the hydrant by raising the handle to let the water flow.  If the hydrant is not working properly, refer to the adjustments below.  Merrill Manufacturing™ will not accept any responsibility for digging up the hydrant if the installer fails to flush out the water line before attaching hydrant to water line and to check the hydrant for proper operation before backfilling the trench.

WARNING: If the ground freezes at or below the bottom of this hydrant, your warranty is void and damage due to improper installation or act of nature is not covered by manufacturer.

CAUTION: Use wrench on valve body and fitting only!  Do not use wrench on this stand pipe!  Additional tightening or loosening will change adjustment of hydrant and could restrict water flow or may make the hydrant inoperative.

CAUTION: If the hose is attached to the nozzle of the hydrant when hydrant is shut off, back siphoning can occur if end of hose is left in container of liquid.  The end of the hose must be left open to the air so hydrant can drain back. 


Yard Hydrant Adjustment Instructions

af Install6The correct adjustment of this hydrant can be checked by raising the lever.  Water should not run through the hydrant until the lever passes the half way point or horizontal position.  When water is flowing through the hydrant it should shut off when the lever comes down to the horizontal point.  The last half travel of the lever in closing the hydrant opens the drain hole.  Also in turning the hydrant on, the first half travel of the lever puts the cup seals in position to positively close the drain before the water is turned on.  This advanced patented feature is found only in the Merrill Manufacturing Anyflow Hydrant.

 

Adjusting the plunger in the lower valve body

• To lower the plunger assembly into the valve body, take the G-15 bolt out of the head casting and remove the handle and G-20 draw straps (Note: draw straps are bent inward which applies pressure on the handle when opening the hydrant).  With two wrenches loosen the (2) 9/16" nuts on each side of the G-25 pivot connector.  To lower the plunger, turn the top nut upward, only one thread, then tighten the lower nut upward toward the G-25 pivot connector (or raise the G-25), then tighten the top nut.

 

• To determine if the water is not draining out of the stand pipe, turn the hydrant on and let the water flow.  Then push down the handle to close the hydrant with a cup of water covering the nozzle.  If the water in the cup siphons back through the hydrant, the plunger is in the correct position.  If the water does not siphon out of the cup, then adjust the plunger in the same way as stated above.  Then check to see if the water siphons out of the cup after adjustment.

 


R-6000 Yard Hydrant Maintenance Instructions

In maintenance, nothing is needed except a few drops of oil on the rocker arm, pivot points and handle pivot point.

 


R-6000 Yard Hydrant Troubleshooting

Almost NO Reason to Ever Dig up a Hydrant to Fix a Leak

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Leaking out of the nozzle

Step 1: To lower plunger, loosen stainless steel nut on top of rocker arm (part no. 11535M) one full turn.

Step 2: Raise stainless steel nut under rocker arm 1/2 to 3/4 turn upwards.

Step 3: Tighten top of stainless steel nut back down to rocker arm and test hydrant. 

If this does not stop leaking out of the nozzle, repeat steps 1-3.

 


Water not draining out of the stand pipe

To determine if the water is not draining out of the stand pipe, turn the hydrant on and let the water flow.  Then push down the handle to close the hydrant with a cup of water covering the nozzle.  If the water in the cup siphons back through the hydrant, the plunger is in the correct position.  If the water does not siphon out of the cup, then adjust the plunger in the same way as stated in Step 1 (Leaking out of the Nozzle) above.  Then check to see if the water siphons out of the cup after adjustment.


Leaking out of the packing
First tighten the packing nut a half turn while moving the handle up and down a few times.  If this does not completely stop the leaking, turn the packing nut another half turn while moving the handle up and down.  Sometimes this may have to be repeated again and again, depending on how long the leak has gone without being fixed.  Small adjustments are much better than turning the nut a full turn or more right away, as that may not be necessary.  If the adjustments do not cure the leak, a new packing piece must be installed under the packing nut.  There is no reason to shut off the water to do this adjustment.


Leaking out of the Drain Hole

What you need to know is if it is leaking in the "off" position or the "on" position.  These are two completely different adjustments. 

"On" Position Leak

If it is leaking when in the "on" position, the plunger may be too low which means the plunger is not coming up far enough to shut off the drain hole when the hydrant is running.  Making small adjustments at a time is more critical in this situation.  Move the adjustment nuts down a half turn only.  By going too far you will raise the plunger so much it will not shut off when the handle is down, causing it to leak out of the nozzle.  If the leak does not stop, the plunger could be worn or damaged and needs to be replaced.

"Off" Position Leak

If the leak continues when the hydrant is in the "off" position, the plunger needs a slight adjustment down.  This means that you need to raise the adjustment nuts up a half turn to make the plunger go down.  Again, if two or more adjustments does not fix the problem, the plunger needs to be replaced. 

The only circumstances in which a hydrant would need to be dug up would be damage to the valve body or standpipe due to freezing weather or aggressive soil conditions and it rusted through.  No amount of adjusting will fix this and those parts would need to be replaced.  There is no reason to ever dig up a hydrant to fix a leak.  It is a 100 to 1 odds that a hydrant needs to be dug up to be fixed.


Plunger Replacement

installStep 1: Remove pins from each end of rocker arm.

Step 2: Unscrew small packing nut (G-30) so it can slide up the rod.

Step 3: Unscrew large packing gland (R-31) until loose.

Step 4:  Lift out packing gland, rod and plunger.

Step 5: Replace plunger and assemble back into hydrant by pushing rod down pipe until plunger hits bottom inside the valve body.  Turn packing gland back into the hydrant head, tighten large brass nut (snug), as the O-Ring will seal the opening.

Step 6: Assemble the rocker arm to head with pins and test hydrant for flow.  If an adjustment is needed see the instructions for leaking out of the nozzle and water not draining out of the stand pipe above.


 

Consult with factory if system pressure is over 100 psi before installation of this product.

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