The Midwest Innovative Technologies Inc. (MITI) Yard Hydrant Made Easy (YHME) is a casing system that is installed when replacing an existing standard yard hydrant or when installing a new hydrant. Patented in 2013, the product has provided peace of mind to homes, farms, and campgrounds. Once the YHME is installed, no excavation is required when the hydrant needs to be replaced, eliminating the labor and frustration of replacing a leaking yard hydrant. This results in significant savings for the owner, especially when the hydrant is encased in concrete.
The YHME connects to standard 3⁄4-inch yard hydrants and has a telescoping casing that allows for bury depths of 3 to 7 feet. The key feature is its pitless adapter, a proven technology used for decades in water wells, which attaches to the hydrant and allows it to easily slide in or out. Consequently, no torque is applied to the water line, eliminating the need to excavate and the risk of piping damage. The YHME also employs a filtered drainage compartment to keep out dirt and improve drainage reliability. The overall result is quick and easy hydrant replacements with the added benefit of protecting the hydrant from soil corrosion.
Midwest Innovative Technologies Inc.