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Old 04-27-2018, 02:38 PM
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tighten the packing nut
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Why is water coming out of the stem? Do I need to buy a whole new assembly or just replace the stem?
I could never live there.
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They are supposed to leak up until they are turned ON all the way. If not turned on tightly (full on), they leak. It's by design. That's how they drain the water away from the end that freezes.
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build a fence around it, grade it to a ten degree slope away from the house and plant evergreen trees to hide the leak.
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
They are supposed to leak up until they are turned ON all the way. If not turned on tightly (full on), they leak. It's by design. That's how they drain the water away from the end that freezes.
Wouldn't it just leak out of the hose bib if he did that, like full force?
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:59 PM
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I reassembled the stem and it doesn’t leak anymore.

Must have unseated itself during the winter?

Either way, safe to say that I’m a genius.

Parts $0. Billable hours 6.
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You left it on during the winter
^ this

He's lucky the pipe didn't burst.
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Parts $0. Billable hours 6.
Winning the eternal admiration of VegasJen for your plumbing prowess: Priceless!!
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Originally Posted by flange View Post
build a fence around it, grade it to a ten degree slope away from the house and plant evergreen trees to hide the leak.




Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
I reassembled the stem and it doesnít leak anymore.

Must have unseated itself during the winter?

Either way, safe to say that Iím a genius.

Parts $0. Billable hours 6.



Need video of you handing bill to customer




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tell the wife that plumbers wanted 1400 bucks flat rate to repair it. If you want to remain a many, you got to sell it guurrlllll
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Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
I reassembled the stem and it doesnít leak anymore.

Must have unseated itself during the winter?

Either way, safe to say that Iím a genius.

Parts $0. Billable hours 6.
Send this thread to Mrs Voytek, she'll be happy to see you're still earning your keep
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build a fence around it, grade it to a ten degree slope away from the house and plant evergreen trees to hide the leak.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:25 PM
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Go to Lowes or Home Depot and get a new one!


Easy fix, shut off main water valve to the house and replace it!
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Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
I reassembled the stem and it doesnít leak anymore.

Must have unseated itself during the winter?

Either way, safe to say that Iím a genius.

Parts $0. Billable hours 6.
Could of just tightened the nut
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Don't you have people to do these things for you?
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Originally Posted by MAD IN NC View Post
Could of just tightened the nut
Thatís the first thing I tried. Must have been the o ring at the end of the stem. Looked fine to me but it couldíve been pinched wierd.
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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.

I live on a couple acres (really long hose) and my neighbors are not that trashy.
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Wouldn't it just leak out of the hose bib if he did that, like full force?
Nope. Mine leaks all around the handle till you turn it on all the way. I figured they all did that. I've never seen one that worked otherwise.
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Nope. Mine leaks all around the handle till you turn it on all the way. I figured they all did that. I've never seen one that worked otherwise.
yours is broke
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Don't you have people to do these things for you?
They rip him off.
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