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poofandmook's avatar

Any ideas why, at 10pm, a utility van pulled up, the worker (?) opened the hydrant outside my house, let it run for a few minutes, then turned it off and left?

Asked by poofandmook (17272points) April 29th, 2010

…that’s about it.

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Zen_Again's avatar

You see what happens when you look away from the computer?! Now go answer all my questions.

iam2smart99037's avatar

testing it. if theres sediment blocking the lines, a valve rusted shut, or even low pressure, your block is SOL during a fire

Guy123123's avatar

Water pressure maybe

jrpowell's avatar

Probably testing it. Or they could use it as a way to do some quick street cleaning.

poofandmook's avatar

I thought of testing, but it seems sort of odd at this time of night, doesn’t it? Unless there was a problem… and we had normal water flow in the house at the time, so I would assume if there was a problem, we would have been affected as well since the hydrant is right in front of the house.

poofandmook's avatar

@Zen_Again: lol, I haven’t the strength. ;)

YARNLADY's avatar

Fires happen at any hour of the day or night, so maybe it’s necessary to have 24 hour testing times.

jrpowell's avatar

Testing at night actually makes the most sense. Do it while the load on the system is low. If everyone is asleep a big drop in water pressure most likely will go unnoticed.

poofandmook's avatar

@johnpowell: Well, I’ll be damned. I feel kind of dumb now O.o lol

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Overtime: get it when you can.

sevenfourteen's avatar

@CyanoticWasp lol

He could have totally been a robber, upset that you were home watching him scope out your place… but that’s a less logical and totally filled with schizophrenic imagination

poofandmook's avatar

@sevenfourteen: I was watching an old 80s horror movie at the time.. and it was just an odd enough occurrence that would have fit perfectly into the cheese factor of the movie. Glad I finished the movie before your post ;)

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