Re: mansfield outdoor faucet
Posted by ED on April 01, 2004 at 10:26:47:
In response to Re: mansfield outdoor faucet
Nancy,

Not sure what you mean by it does work. If there is no water at all, possibly you want to look for a valve somewhere else that has the water shut off to that faucet.

Here is some general info on Mansfield repairs.

Mansfield puts out two kits, one #630-7500 to repair the anti-syphon valve, for around $3.00 and the other #630-7755 to rebuild the rest of seals and washer for around $7.00. They should be available at most plumbing supply houses, etc.

Many times a quick repair for a leak around the anti-syphon cap, is to pry off the plastic cap with a screw driver, being careful not to break it. Work a little from two sides until it pops off. You can then unscrew, counter clockwise, the bonnet (valve retainer) with a pair of plyers. Clean any crud from under the bonnet, which acts like a washer seat. You will find a plunger assembly, clean and reverse the washer in the assembly. Re-assemble the parts you just removed. Tighten the bonnet firmly. Snap the cap back on. With a little of luck you will get many years of additional service before needing a repair kit.

If you just have a drip from the faucet, your best bet is to obtain a rebuild kit and replace the washer and seals.

: I have three Mansfield outdoor faucets which I turned off during the winter. When I turned the water back on, two of the faucets worked and one didn't. Why, and how do I fix it. I called the distributor and he won't return my calls, nor will the plumber that plumbed my three year old home. Help.




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