Leaky Legend outside faucet vacuum breaker

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  1. hjmuller

    hjmuller New Member

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    Hi,

    I have an outside fixture hooked up to a garden hose. When I open the faucet, the water leaks out of the top of the faucet through the circular valve. I've tried tightening this valve by using a wrench, but it never seems to tighten shut. I'm really not sure how to operate this fixture to make sure it's water tight.

    I've attached a picture of the situation to this thread. Any advice would be appreciated!

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You have a Legend frost free faucet. That cap that spins covers the vacuum breaker. They make a kit with parts for that.

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  3. hjmuller

    hjmuller New Member

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    So do you mean the vacuum breaker is busted because it spins no matter what, or is it supposed to do that? Would replacing the vacuum breaker alone fix the leak issue?
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    quarterball New Member

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  6. hjmuller

    hjmuller New Member

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    Great, I will try that.

    Thanks for everyone's help.
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