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Do I have freeze-proof hose bibs?

I’m winterizing my home and tried shutting the inside valves to the outside hose bibs. The inside valves wouldn’t shut completely so I was like, crap, I’ll need a plumber to replace these, but someone ...
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Issue with outside faucet, can't figure out how to fix or replace it

More more is coming out of the holes than the actual faucet spout. Not sure what these holes are for but I can't figure out how to remove this and replace it. Any help would be most appreciated.
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Is this a frost free outdoor faucet?

I am new to my house and scratching my head about this faucet. I grew up in a home built in 1960, and each outdoor faucet had a shut off valve inside. This faucet does not have one. The seller of the ...
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What brand is this outdoor spigot?

Can anyone identify the make of this outdoor faucet? The stem is 6" long and 9/16" in diameter.
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Adapter to connect 3/8 quick release to standard garden hose

I have a MJJC gun for car washing. It has a nilfisk connector also it has optional 3/8 quick connector (as in the photos) . It supposed to be connected to a pressure machine. But I'm curious if it's ...
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How to stop this leaking spigot?

This spigot leaks only when running, from the handle spindle. I have never worked on one like this, but I assume the handle needs to be removed with the front screw, then the packing nut needs to be ...
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Water is dripping from small pipe on outside wall

The small pipe ends on the outside wall next to them outdoor faucet. Water is constantly dripping but isn't warm/hot. Recently had a plumber install expansion tank hoping that the problem would be ...
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Can this frost-free hose bib be repaired? What's the easiest way to get this working again?

Earlier this spring, a frost-free hose bib was leaking out of the top. I tried taking it apart a little and making sure the O-ring was in place correctly. It seemed fixed at the time and then I didn't ...
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Why does my irrigation timer leak at the spigot connection?

I've been trying to set up a drip irrigation system in my small backyard. I bought a 3-outlet orbit irrigation timer, and have been trying to get it hooked up to a drip irrigation kit. I already had ...
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Is this hose bib install missing insulation or a shut-off valve?

Plumbers installed an outdoor faucet in a requested location by drilling through a block basement wall and installing a hose bib that will not freeze. I asked if a turn-off valve needed to be ...
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1979 Outdoor Faucet - looking for part

When I turn on my outdoor faucet, water sprays out of the handle. I try to take off the screw so that I can replace the rubber washer, but its really rusty and stuck. It was installed in 1979. Anyway ...
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What size gaskets/washers do I order to repair this frost proof/free outdoor faucet? (Dripping from the spout)

UPDATE: I found it! Its a Boshart 0865P-080 (080 is for the 8" size) I will add a screenshot of the info sheet I found online, and another photo of the faucets handwheel front, which is where ...
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Are (washer) seats in hose bibs, themselves replaceable (i.e., do they screw into the hose bib body) as with some other high-end bathroom faucets?

My assumption is that such seats cannot be unscrewed/replaced since I see no hex insert by which to unscrew the seat. Attached photo shows about half the seat's missing... Not sure how to tell if ...
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Fixing leaking outdoor spigots in 1950s home

We moved to a house with "older"/original spigots which we want to replace since they are leaky, old and not very useable (probably not up to code either) - assumption is that they are ...
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Need help identifying non-frost outdoor faucet

I just need help to identify this outdoor frost-free faucet so I can replace its vacuum breaker.
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Do I build my own garden-hose manifold? [closed]

It is spring time, and the manifold I used last year is, once again, irreparably broken. Judging by feedback on Amazon, none of them survive winter -- even if drained dry before the first frost. I'm ...
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What type of water pipe and bushing is this called?

Anyone know what kind of pipe this would be to mount to wall for permanent water line? Also trying to find the rubber bushing where it mounts.
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How to secure an outdoor 1" PVC 3ft long watering riser pipe?

How can I secure a ~3ft 1" white PVC pipe riser from getting snapped off? Riser presently is 6ft up and capped. I plan to add right angle elbow, valve, and spout (standard lawn house threaded). ...
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Is it possible certain outside faucets/bibbs are not controlled by a main shut off?

We have 2 outdoor faucets that are not connected to our main shut off. I have to call the city to come and turn it off the water in order to do some work on those specific faucets every single time. I ...
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Can you run too big of a water pipe from the main?

I am putting in new irrigation and supply lines for my remodeled backyard and I've done my homework on water pipe sizing, but I'm left wondering if I'm installing too big of a pipe onto the main. The ...
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Is this the right sillcock for an outdoor spigot?

We just had a plumber out to replace some leaky outdoor spigots. I thought the replacement looked a bit small, but I figured he was the professional and maybe those were just the new way of doing ...
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Will 3/4" Outside faucet get more pressure than a 1/2" one?

If I put a 3/4" outside faucet on 1/2" indoor water pipe will I have more water pressure?
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Non-standard washer in frost free faucet?

I went to replace the seat washer in a dripping frost free faucet. The original washer was 0.49" (12.5mm) in diameter with a shoulder on the top third 0.52" (13.2mm) in diameter and 0.16&...
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Replacing mystery outdoor faucet [duplicate]

I am anxious to replace an outdoor faucet but sick of it leaking and splashing back on turning on and off. There’s mystery holes above where the hoses connect that causes the leaking. Very confusing......
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Woodford faucet water leaking out of little holes near hose

I have a Woodford model 25 exterior faucet bib "freeze less" When I turn it on, it appears water is gushing out of some holes near where the hose connects, and not much pressure is going to ...
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Irrigation system B-Hyve with manifold away from the faucet

I am using 3 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timers to schedule watering. The current system is connected as: Faucet ---- ~35 ft garden hose ----- backflow preventer ---- 4-Way Hose Faucet Splitter --- 3x (...
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How Can I Replace Our Leaking Outdoor Faucet?

Our outdoor faucet is leaking. Here's a picture: Here's another picture that more clearly shows from where I think it's leaking: I think I need to replace the faucet. The online resources I've found ...
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Brass fitting seized on a nickel-coated pipe

I have an interesting winter problem. The Orbit sprinkler controller, which has a brass screw-on fitting, has seized on its faucet (a zinc or nickel coated recessed stopcock — a winterized outdoor ...
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Adding a door to water shutoff valve in ceiling

I am having my kitchen redone and during demolition, a pipe comes loose and I get water damage in my basement. The contractor fixed the damages and is working on the kitchen now. In the basement ...
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Help identify outdoor frost free faucet make & model

My other outdoor frost-free faucet is a Mansfield 4000 series, but I have a difficult time trying to identify this other one.
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How does everyone set up sprinkler timer with residential outdoor faucets?

I am trying to set up a timed sprinkler system. Everything mechanically works out. However, I noticed cautions such as the following. If we cannot keep the outdoor faucets on, there seems to be not ...
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Mansfield 4000 series outdoor frost-free faucet leaking from inside the stem tube

I have a 12-in Mansfield 4000 series outdoor frost-free faucet (according to this). It's leaking from inside the stem tube (labeled "1") only when water is turned on. Removing the stem from ...