Talk:Proposed features/Fire Hydrant Extensions

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How would a surveyor know the difference between dry_barrel and wet_barrel? And also how would you handle the other types of the fire_hydrant:type - underground? In the draft there is no such thing, but firefighters have to find the fire_hydrant if they don't know how what to look for how will they find it? --Krzyk (talk) 18:51, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

  • the difference may be determined by looking at the configuration of the bolts. a dry barrel hydrant has a bolt head on top, connecting to a shaft that runs down to the valve at the water main. a wet barrel hydrant has individual bolts behind each of the outlets which are not present on dry barrel hydrants. --Nfgusedautoparts (talk) 20:30, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
    • So basically we would need a picture for both types on the future wiki page
      • And that's easy to do. I have some i can contribute. --Nfgusedautoparts (talk) 12:34, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
        • Nfgusedautoparts, please put them also in the proposal page, so it's more clear. --Viking81 (talk) 17:55, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
  • in terms of finding underground hydrants, my understanding is that in the UK there is a standard way of marking their location so the firefighters know where to look. --Nfgusedautoparts (talk) 20:35, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
    • But the same you can say about almost any information regarding the hydrant (and other OSM tags), generally in some (most?) countries in Europe each hydrant has to have a label with information about it, so why put all that information into OSM? :) I think we still need a way to tag undeground hydrants. --Krzyk (talk) 09:37, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
      • For underground hydrants, fire_hidrant:type=underground is still valid, because the proposal doesn't deprecate it. In Italy there is no information on hydrants' labels. In any case, it's useful to have information about hydrants on a map, because you know the diameter, pressure, etc, before reaching them: you can save time going directly to the most efficient one in the neighborhood.--Viking81 (talk) 17:55, 5 July 2017 (UTC)