Spigot Leaks Inside House

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by kylerodland, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. kylerodland

    kylerodland New Member

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    well...just like the title says my spigot leaks into my home, only when it's on. not sure why? i guessing i need to replace the whole thing. does anyone have suggestions for what kind of spigot i should replce it with? maybe i don't have to replace the entier thing?
    i don;t know much. i'm a novice.

    Thanks

    -Kyle
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If it's a frost free faucet, then the tubing in the wall may have split from freezing.

    Complete replacement is the answer.

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  4. Gary Swart

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    The usual cause of frost free valves breaking is the hose being left attached during freezing weather. This prevents the water from draining.
     
  5. kylerodland

    kylerodland New Member

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    thanks guys, i'll replace it. should i use the which spigot is the best to buy? i've also read about using a ball joint faucet, what are your thoughts about that?

    -Kyle
     
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    Terry's recommendation can't be beat.
     
  7. Gary Swart

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    I don't think a ball valve would work as a frost free. The mechanics of a frost free has the actual shut off occurring inside the house. See the diagram previously posted. A ball valve turns off/on on the outside. Also, it is much harder to regulate flow with a ball valve.
     
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