Outdoor faucet won't drain even indoor valve is shut off

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by goldfish_tt, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. goldfish_tt

    goldfish_tt New Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    I'm trying to drain the gardening pipe for the winter.

    I disconnected the hose, shut off the indoor water supply valve, and turned on the outdoor faucet to drain water. After two days, there is still water trickling out. :eek:

    If I shut off the outdoor faucet (no leaking) for a few minutes and then turn it on, there is a little gush of water coming out and then thinning to a trickle again.

    Is it a problem with the indoor valve controlling this faucet? For I've tightened it the most I can with a wrentch.

    Any information will help. Thanks!
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

    Aug 7, 2005
    Put a new washer in the inside stop.
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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Or replace the whole stop.
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