Re: Outdoor spiggot won't turn on
Posted by Hube on June 17, 2003 at 13:11:32:
In response to Re: Outdoor spiggot won't turn on
: : : I have 2 outdoor spiggots in my house that are on a seperate hard water line that branches off of the main line before it goes into the water softener. This hard water line splits at a 'T' and one direction goes to one spiggot and the other direction goes to the second spiggot. My problem is that 1 of my spiggots turns on and water flows but the second one doesn't do anything. The valve on the spiggot opens and shuts properly because I am able to insert a piece of 12 guage wire into it so I can tell it is open yet no water flows. There are no shut off valves between the 'T' and this spiggot. I'm really baffled by this. How can I not have water flowing? Could there be an obstruction in my 1/2" copper line somewhere? That seems hard for me to believe. Ideas and suggestions greatly appreciated. Cookin; Obviously,since you say both valves are on the same line, the pipe is clogged between the TEE and the outside valve. Was there ever water coming out of this valve? It could be since it's hard water, you got some deposit build-up in the line (but very unlikely)

: Hube - yes, water has come through this spiggot the past two summers. It wasn't used all winter long and now the first time we tried to use it this summer no water comes out. I agree that it is unlikely that there is enough deposit build up in the line to clog a 1/2' copper pipe! What else could it be? How can I troubleshoot futher? I was thinking of hooking my compressor up to the spiggot and putting about 100 psi into the line to try to free up the clog if that is what it actually is. Any other ideas???? Cookin;, If the valve was open to prevent freezing over the winter, may be insects, bugs, etc, have a nest in there. It seems like a good plan to "blow" it out. let us know how you make out. good luck.. Hube

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