Woodford hot cold water

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  1. Geo422

    Geo422 New Member

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    Hi I have an woodford hot cold water bib in my garage. Couple of weeks it got to leaking around the hot water stem . They are the 8 inch size so I replace the both of the stems with new ones that had new seals and everthing on them . After taking the old stems out and putting new ones in they seemed good. But now when the water is turn on cold or hot it leaks or rather shoots out from the hot side cold stem does not leak at all . Thanks George
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Depending on WHERE the water is shooting out, it may just be a loose or defective, stem packing.
  3. Geo422

    Geo422 New Member

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    It shoots out where the hot water stem is around that handle . If I turn on only the cold water it shoots out around the hot handle . Is there a better setup then this one? My garage is heated I keep it in the 40 in winter time . Thank you
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Depending on the type of stem seal, you either have to replace it or tighten it.
  5. Smooky

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    A service sink faucet might work for you if freezing is not an issue. You can attach a hose to a service sink and it has a mixing faucet for hot and cold water... Many of the woodford outdoor hose bibbs are designed to be frost proof. When you shut the water off they drain out around the stem. There is a packing washer that seals this drain off when the valve is opened. Yours may be bad as HJ points out, on the hot side.

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  6. Geo422

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    Thanks just curious about one thing when both hot and cold handles are turned off there is no leaking at all but just as soon as the handle is turn on it leaks . Why? George
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  8. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The manufactuer has tech support people that know their products...have you called them? They'd probably know exactly what's the issue rather than someone who may never have seen that model before.
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