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Pipe under outdoor faucet leaking. Any ideas?

If the pipe itself is cracked and leaking, you replace the pipe itself, by unscrewing the spigot from the pipe and the pipe from the Tee fitting below. Such short sections of threaded pipe are called ...
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How can I cap a broken spigot standpipe?

If by "cementing" you mean encasing it in concrete, I would say No. The best bet is to dig it up, making a large enough space around the buried pipe that you can get it dry and work on it. ...
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No hot water after teeing to outside spigot

In the normal faucets and showers in your house, the valves governing the flow of hot and cold water are before the mixing of the two. Even when these valves are wide open, the water pressure will ...
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How can I connect a garden hose to a kitchen sink?

A common way to get a hose thread in the kitchen is with a "portable dishwasher" (or clothes washer, but less commonly sold that way) adapter. Do a search for that term, you'll find them - ...
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What are the open/close positions of this shutoff valve for my fridge water?

Something was stuck, perhaps it was plugged with lime, since the spigot was never touched for years. Now you gorilla-wrenched the stuck spigot and probably twisted the spindle. Therefor you need a new ...
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How to stop this leaking spigot?

First, hold the body of the valve still with one wrench, and tighten the packing nut a bit with another wrench. If you can snug it up and stop the leak, while still being able to turn the handle, that'...
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A sillcock with integrated manifold

Drill 3 more holes in the wall and insert and plumb 3 more sillcocks. If it helps, put them not all next to each other (distribute them around the house close to where you use hoses,) but if you need ...
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What is this tank?

Looks like it's an old pressure tank. Link No idea why it would be sitting under your lawn, maybe the previous owners replaced it and decided to bury it if they had to pay to get rid of it. Even if ...
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Is flow direction through fittings important when fitting PVC or ABS pipe?

It makes no difference with cement-welded pipe. If you install a wye or tee or other splitter you inherently have one of each anyway. Also keep in mind that enough cement and dissolved plastic tends ...
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help with replacing outside hose spigot

Closing the inside main valve to your house should do the trick. If you haven't operated the main valve regularly do so with caution because gate valves are noted for failing when you close them. ...
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garden spigot adaptor

Your hose faucet came equipped with a vacuum-breaker (call it an "anti-siphon" if you will, it serves the same purpose: preventing dirty water from your garden from getting sucked up into the fresh ...
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1979 Outdoor Faucet - looking for part

The washer and the screw holding it on are standard parts that can be bought at almost any home store. Since the washer is shot anyway, simply cut it away with a utility knife. Then spray some WD40 or ...
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Why would a bathroom faucet bib (spigot) have a tap?

We had two of those in the Midwestern home I grew up in. One was to feed a humidifier installed in the furnace duct and the other one was for the ice maker for the refridge. Back then, those ...
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Why would a bathroom faucet bib (spigot) have a tap?

Really, it could be for any reason - you'll probably never know. Humidifier, ice maker, instant hot water maker (coffee, tea, soup, etc). Why they chose the bathroom is also a question. By the way, ...
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Best way to replace outdoor spigot

If you have access, I would put in a new frost free (the valve seat is at the end of a rod. This particular one allows you to thread it on, or solder it on. Lowes. If you don't have a frost problem,...
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What happened with my spigot and how to fix it?

From this image: ...it looks like maybe the Bibb washer has come off the end. Is there a threaded hole on the shaft? Or is the end broken? In which case you'll probably be replacing the whole ...
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Holes designed in water spigot?

It looks to me like there is something screwed onto the end of the spigot, probably a backflow preventer. Try to unscrew the wide ring that you are connecting the hose to. These wear out and/or get ...
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How to replace an anti-siphon spigot without access to the back end?

You'll have to cut the drywall. Honestly if I were building the house I wouldn't do something special for this either. I'd just drywall overtop and if there is a problem the guy replacing it can add ...
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Okay to use cold water drain valve on tankless gas water heater as a spigot?

From you photo it also appears to also be the water source for the heater. As long as you can draw water without closing the water valve to the heater I see no reason why you cannot use hook up a ...
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How can I protect a protruding spigot pipe from impact damage?

Take a 3-5 gallon (12-20 liter) bucket (spend money or not depending on your available used bucket sources and how parsimonious you are or are not. A previously used one is fine. A new one is fine on ...
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How can I fix a frost-free spigot that's leaking out of the handle/rod?

After a little more research, I might have found the answer hidden away on the manufacturer's website: PDF link to an archived copy: HANDLE LEAK INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the setscrew which attaches the ...
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1979 Outdoor Faucet - looking for part

"Water sprays out the handle" indicates a need to repack the valve stem, not replace the washer. If the washer was bad, you wouldn't be able to turn it on, because it would never turn all ...
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Name for spigot mount

Faucet mounting plate Hose bib* mounting plate Faucet mounting block Siding block * Or "bibb", for some reason. It's the same word root as a child's table bib or a farmer's bib overalls. ...
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Outdoor Spigot Replacement can't unscrew stem, just spins

As best I can tell from "the sill-cocks I've met" and your picture, the sill-cock is a typical "threaded outside, solder inside" which has had a PEX fitting soldered in, inside and ...
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What type of threads are on my spigot?

That fitting is a vacuum breaking fitting that prevents liquid being sucked up the hose and introduced into the household plumbing system. I believe in some places those are required on newly ...
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Remove leaky backflow preventer

When removing threaded plumbing you need to use two wrenches. One to hold and one to turn. Place the holding wrench as close to the wall as you can to prevent pipe bending. If you have to, remove the ...
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Garden Hose Fit Issue

The crucial step in preparing the hose bibb (what you've called a "spigot") for a garden hose is to remove the additional piece, exactly as described in the other question. The side view ...
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Is flow direction through fittings important when fitting PVC or ABS pipe?

In theory the "hub fitting" is always better than the "spigot fitting", regardless of the flow direction because the former gets attached to the exterior of the pipe, while the ...
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garden spigot adaptor

I established the spigot is ABP (Arrowhead), did some more digging and found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNqqryd6rHs&t=101s bought that BrassCraft piece from HomeDepot, https://www....
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Do I build my own garden-hose manifold?

Ok, for the record -- and to brag -- here is, what I did. From this (the quad-contraption had one of the valves busted, rendering the rest useless): to this shiny and new -- though not yet fastened ...
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