|Posted by Terry Love on September 11, 2001 at 12:31:57:|
|In response to Re: ANTISIPHON OUTSIDE FAUCET - Leaking|
: my anti-siphon cap is leaking. How can I repair it?? Thanks in advance.
: : Bob,
: : The purpose of the "antisiphon is to prevent water from entering the domestic water supply from attached hoses. When the water is off, or when the main is "shut-down", same thing really, water can siphon back from the hose into the drinking supply. Contaminents from garden hoses and irrigation systems can enter what should be a pure and clean supply. The plastic part you mention, is really a cap, not the working part of the antisiphon. Typical is a small seal or valve that allows water only one way. Terry