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Old 04-27-2018, 12:25 PM
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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?


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Time for new washers
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You left it on during the winter
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Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
Why is water coming out of the stem? Do I need to buy a whole new assembly or just replace the stem?


hmmmm - - - don't suppose you gave any thought to putting a pair of vise grips on that nut and try tightening to see if that would work . . .
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Originally Posted by 96 Vette CE View Post
Time for new washers
pretty obvious
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That's a frost proof (lol) unit. Have to take the innards out to see manufacturer and get a match. Last 2 I've fixed ended up replacing whole dealio...
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tighten the packing nut
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keep up the good work Voy!

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I would check if it is leaking from inside too. One year in East Tenn, we had a record breaking cold snap and inside of the hose bib cracked. It didn't leak until I opened it the next spring. If you didn't insulate it last winter, the bib my be cracked.
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Originally Posted by Humanoid 2.0 View Post
You left it on during the winter
This! Never leave you hose hooked up. When it freezes, you're fucked.
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Try a Plumbing forum

However, if you left it open during the winter, with the hose attached, it has likely burst the exterior tube inside the wall and is leaking internally when the valve is open. Therefore replacement of the whole frostproof hose bibb is required. Listen for a sound of running water inside your house. Otherwise, the packing nut could be tightened or removed to replace the gasket/packing.

I have investigated dozens of these. Its always caused by leaving your hose connected and full of water that freezes and pushes back into the valve seat that is about 12 inches from the handle, inside the wall.
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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
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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
Its not leaking from the hose connection washer
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O rings. Should be an easy fix
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Originally Posted by Rodnok1 View Post
That's a frost proof (lol) unit. Have to take the innards out to see manufacturer and get a match. Last 2 I've fixed ended up replacing whole dealio...


Wasted a couple hours with mine last summer taking it apart, trying to find the right washers, etc. Finally gave up and replaced the whole thing...$35 and 20 minutes later I was done.
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Originally Posted by alamike View Post
I would check if it is leaking from inside too. One year in East Tenn, we had a record breaking cold snap and inside of the hose bib cracked. It didn't leak until I opened it the next spring. If you didn't insulate it last winter, the bib my be cracked.
That's why you shut off the supply to outside spigots and then open them for the winter.
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