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Old 04-27-2018, 01:00 PM
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That's why you shut off the supply to outside spigots and then open them for the winter.
In the south, isolation to bibs is not typical or required by code. To do what you are proposing for my present house in Alabama, I would have to reroute the plumbing to the Bibs. I have been insulating covers on the bibs and leaving the water dripping during cold snaps. So far in the last thirty years no problems.
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That's why you shut off the supply to outside spigots and then open them for the winter.


Enough of your complicated mumbo jumbo, can you put it in layman's terms for Voy?
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Originally Posted by alamike View Post
In the south, isolation to bibs is not typical or required by code. To do what you are proposing for my present house in Alabama, I would have to reroute the plumbing to the Bibs. I have been insulating covers on the bibs and leaving the water dripping during cold snaps. So far in the last thirty years no problems.
Could you install one of these on the line to the spigot? They're also helpful when going away on vacation so neighbors, contractors, and landscapers can't "borrow" your water while you're away.


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Enough of your complicated mumbo jumbo, can you put it in layman's terms for Voy?
"call a plumber to fix it"

how's that?
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"call a plumber to fix it"

how's that?




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Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
OK. As long as the outer tube is not leaking, you can just replace the guts.

These frostproof hose bibs are used so that during freezing conditions, they can be opened to get water. The seat is inside where its warmer. After the valve is shut, the outer tube must be allowed to drain or the water will freeze and push back against the closed seat causing a burst that will not be discovered until the valve is opened again.
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Originally Posted by Scoob View Post
"*ask your wife to call a plumber to fix it"

how's that?


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Get a man to fix it for ya.
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
OK. As long as the outer tube is not leaking, you can just replace the guts.


Thanks bro, see post #2
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Originally Posted by JetMechZ16 View Post
Get a man to fix it for ya.
I have nothing going on tonight.. send me an airline ticket...
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But NOT Southwest and make it 1st class.
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And I will reroute your whole house, pics of wife plz
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I have nothing really to add that hasn't been said. I just came by to see what you messed up this time.

Try tightening the packing nut, or replace the valve, its simple, even a voy can do it.
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Time for new washers


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on a side note:

if you have a basement and you live where it freezes, never insulate where the hose bib exits the house.

you want that area around the bib to get ambient heat.

don't ask how I know.
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Originally Posted by Voytek View Post


I did turn it off for the winter. Not leaking on the inside. Maybe the washers dried up.

Simple faucet and they make it so complex
It's not the "faucet", (hose bib), that is simple.
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Wwaf2d?

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Originally Posted by MAD IN NC View Post
Wwaf2d?
Replace it with this

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Water leaking from the stem means o-ring replacement that is on the stem when you pull it out. Water leaking from the spout means replacement washer on the bottom of the stem usually held on buy a screw and/or seat replacement.

Replace both while you're at it.

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