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How To Legally Turn on a City Water Hydrant

Watch more Summer Fun videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Cool off this summer by getting legal permission to turn on a hydrant. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Visit your local firehouse Stop by your local firehouse and ask them to open a fire hydrant in your neighborhood. Tip Never open a fire hydrant yourself. Besides being illegal, it puts everyone in the area at risk if a fire breaks out. Step 2: Respect their decision Respect the decision of the firefighters, which will be based on factors like how hot it is, how many children are in that vicinity, and whether other hydrants have already been opened nearby for cooling off purposes. Tip As a general rule, fire departments won't open hydrants unless it is over 90° Fahrenheit. Step 3: Get out your suit and flip-flops If permission is granted, get out your bathing suit and flip-flops! A firefighter will open the hydrant and install a sprinkler cap. Step 4: Get there before 6 p.m. Take advantage of the cool spray before 6 p.m., the typical time the fire department returns to shut off the hydrant. Did You Know? Philadelphia had the first aboveground fire hydrant, in 1801.
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