I am in a new construction home I bought last summer. Last year, if I turned on the garden hose in the front or back of my house the water would start coming out relatively quickly.
This year, when I turn on the hose it takes over a minute each time before any water flows out. I didn't changed anything with any of the internal switches for the winter. I understand with frost free bib the actual vale opening is a big inside the house, but this still seems like too long. It never starts with a trickle, when it finally comes, it comes full blast.
My initial thought was that water pressure should always be pushing and the pipe should be full of water and ready to go. I am not seeing any obvious leaks anywhere. Even with finished basement, I assume i'd see some damage in the ceilings under where the pipes run. The water comes in from the city and then splits to interior and two separate lines for each exterior (front and back). Water to the rest of the house is flowing normally.
Is this normal, is there anyway to troubleshoot? Even if I get it going one day, if i turn it off and come back the next day its the same issue.