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Outside hose bibb with very fine thread?

What you see there is a vacuum breaker spigot with its pants down. You'll need to try and procure the parts or just replace the whole works. More on that
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Is this hose bib fixable from the outside?

It is a Woodford outdoor faucet. They sell the kits to repair it, and it can be done in-place, without removing the whole valve body. Just search online for "Woodford outdoor faucet repair kit&...
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Can't find a garden hose that fits

That is not a standard garden hose fitting. Instead it looks to be part of a anti-siphon adapter where the other part was unscrewed to reveal the inner section of the unit. The regular hose thread ...
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Does this small clamp have a special use?

That style of clamp can be or has been used to compress or close soft tubes or pipes in many situations like drip feed water supply to plants as a simple example.
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Protect a 6 inch air hose from physical damage

The best thing is to use rigid ducts instead of flexible ducts. A little harder to install as you have to figure out (and possibly do some cutting) exactly what pieces to use for your specific ...
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How to strengthen the plastic thread for repeated attaching/detaching of a garden hose?

It's called "a very short hose". :) You can make your own with parts commonly available at hardware and big-box stores. Alternatively, install a simple valve, an elbow, or a backflow preventer: Be ...
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Why does my garden hose quick release keep popping apart?

A hasty assessment: it is probably because it's a piece of junk. Give it back. I could blame pilot error: you are supposed to push it on until it clicks at which point it's locked on. You are ...
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Mounting a Gardena retractable garden hose(115ft) to inside garage

The recommended space is outside of the house because of possible leaks. To mount inside on a stud wall with drywall, would screw a piece of plywood or some type type of wood to two studs. Can mount ...
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Can I connect two soaker hoses with a normal garden hose in between?

I have something like this and it works just fine. (I have only one soaker hose in each bed, and both soakers are the same size.) The flow rate involved is very slow, so the hose and connector sizes ...
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Any problems with this plumbing plan?

Problems with this plan aside from the possibility of the hose bursting: Without bursting, the hose reel will routinely drip water in the basement at all its junctions. The hose will not pull through ...
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What is this hose reel part called?

A swivel or "rotary union" (but there are many things under the same names that don't look like that, or in some cases work like that. It's imprecise, but does cover what you have, as well ...
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What is this hose reel part called?

My strong suggestion is that you contact the manufacturer of the hose reel unit. It is possible that the part that broke in yours is a custom part for that manufacturer or a specialty product that is ...
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Why are hose bib vacuum breakers non-removable?

They are made hard to remove simply to discourage people from removing them. It is a public safety issue (the possibility of contaminated water getting back into the general water supply). And so they ...
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Dishwasher Hose Clamps won't open

Based on other answers and comments, I'm hoping I can provide some help by bringing together some of the relevant information into one answer. How it works As @user1289451 pointed out, the "screw" ...
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How to strengthen the plastic thread for repeated attaching/detaching of a garden hose?

Instead of a threaded connector go for a quick disconnect. The connectors will screw on the existing threads and you can then connect by pushing in and disconnect bu pulling the tab.
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How to secure barbed 1/8" fitting?

The other answer is a good starting point. However you may want to look at using this style of spring hose clamp. They exert their pressure over a greater area of the hose and depending upon the hose ...
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Why does my garden hose quick release keep popping apart?

Those are called Quick Disconnect fittings, or QDCs. They are used all over the place in aerospace and industrial applications. They are also commonly used with air tools. There are some that stop ...
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Can I replace the end connection of a never-kink hose with interior ribs?

Might as well try it. It works, (they squish enough to let it seal) or it doesn't, and if it doesn't, you put the repair fitting away until the next hose incident. I suppose if you wanted to fool with ...
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How can I extend a refrigerator water line?

You should be able to get a fitting like this (example): Be sure to test fit at the store to make sure you have the correct thread profile. The BigBox store staff should probably be able to help you, ...
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How to secure barbed 1/8" fitting?

Use a wire spring type hose clamp. They make them in many sizes, including 1/8". They work well initially and have the added benefit of applying constant tension even if the hose softens or shrinks (...
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Why are many shower hoses "explosion proof"?

I suspect you're seeing the result of poorly-translated product descriptions from China and elsewhere. For example: Advantages: Withdrawing life greatly improved. Should not damage the leaking. The ...
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Dishwasher Hose Clamps won't open

Hose clamps like this are made to clamp, but they are not made to un-clamp so easily - instead, as you have observed, the worm-drive screw tends to un-screw out of its housing when turned anti-...
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What is attached to this spigot and how to remove

I learned a little about these doo dads this year when the two on our home started leaking after the winter freeze we had in Texas. The rubber grommets inside both went bad. After trying to get them ...
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What are the levers on my washing machine hose connection fittings?

Those knobs are indeed quarter turn shut off valves. They have probably not been turned in years and have buildup of mineral deposits inside or some other type of corrosion. The shutoff valves are ...
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Why does my garden hose quick release keep popping apart?

Could be simply that two incompatible systems are "vaguely able to appear to connect" but being two different systems, they don't actually lock. If I understand your question correctly, you'...
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Is there a hose bibb vacuum breaker that drips rather than sprays?

This sounds like a defective vacuum breaker. What a vacuum breaker "vents", working properly, is air into the hose when the hose pulls a vacuum. That's how it "breaks" the vacuum ...
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Dishwasher Hose Clamps won't open

One of several things is probably happening: The clamp has corroded or gunked in place, so you'll have to continue turning the screw until opening force is applied to the grooves cut into the clamp ...
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how can I remove broken spigot from garden hose end?

TRY a POTATO ! just cut a piece of potato and "screw" the potato into the female end-- it just might grab enough for you to unscrew the broke male threads -- it is safe on your hands and ...
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Can I run PEX directly into my clothes washer?

Aside from the fact that I don’t think it would be allowed by code it would be inconvenient and if there was ever a problem with the mechanics inside your machine and water started spewing out all ...
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Protect a 6 inch air hose from physical damage

The other answers give good advice without actually answering your question. Have you considered cutting two holes in a shoebox and feeding the duct through the holes?
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