odd leaking faucet, Aqua Dynamic

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  1. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    if this is on the wrong forum, please move it to the right one!

    the exterior faucets are the kind for cold weather, so they are about a foot long - inside the house.
    the shaft the handlle is on has a little hole in it.
    on one, that is where the water comes out!
    what is wrong?
    thanks

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  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    Sounds like you didn't remove the hose from it last winter causing the faucet to freeze and break.

    John
  3. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    hose was removed - thanks
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    A frost free sillcock uses a long shaft on the handle to turn the actual guts of the valve way at the other end. So, if it is leaking, it may need a rebuild kit to replace the sealing washer and or seat. Also, most frost-free sillcocks will still split if you happen to leave a hose on it with a closed nozzle...it then can't drain. If the shaft isn't sloped properly, it can't drain, and could freeze, too.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Sounds like new parts then.
    You should be able to order them from the manufacture.
  6. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    frostfreeoddleak..jpg

    see fountain!
  7. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    has anyone seen aanything like this?
    thanks all
  8. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Not really.
    What is the brand name of the faucet?
  9. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    do these help
    i suspect that rubber valve on top.
    thanks

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  10. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Not really.
    What is the brand name of the faucet?
  11. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    Annon I use similar exterior hose bibs on my projects here in Vancouver but prefer the 1/4 turn models. I suspect that that shut is missing a bleeding cap of sorts where you are getting the water stream from.

    Try bringing it to EMCO or Bartle & Gibson for replacement parts.

    Good Luck.

    JW
  12. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    thanks....
  13. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    does anyone know why the water comes out that little hole in the rod thingy?
    we replaces the end piece where the washer are. did not help.
    thanks all

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  14. anon125

    anon125 New Member

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    Hello again folks!
    well we found a new inner piece and so far it works.
    it does not creak any more when opening/closing.
    the only difference i see is that the new one has grease on the deep inside thread.
    what kind of grease is it?
    could that have been the problem all along!
    thanks all

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  15. lanner900

    lanner900 New Member

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    Hi- I just fixed this problem.
    The problem was at the end of the shaft. At the end of the shaft is the rubber seat that controls the water flow into the outer tube- note that this seal is actually a spring mounted assembly with another smaller o-ring on the other side. If some corrosion has built up around the end spring mounted assembly, water will leak up inside the inner shaft ( it is hollow) and out that hole by the valve handle. The idea of the spring mounted tip to the shaft assembly is that water pressure keeps the spring depressed and therefore the small o-ring stays forced closed, thereby preventing water from entering the hollow inner shaft. This is all part of how the tap is supposed to be frost free and anti-siphoning. Note also the the entire assembly should be mounted on the house such that there is a slight downward slope to the outside.
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