hose bib with anti-siphon leaks

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by John Keith, May 5, 2007.

  1. John Keith

    John Keith Guest

    I've got a hose bib on teh side of the hosue that has a small
    anit-siphon mechanism on the top of the valve. While beginning to make
    use of this outlet this season I have found that water is leaking from
    the anti-siphon mechanism. I'm guessing that there is some gasket that
    need to be replaced but at this moment I haven't figured out how to
    get inside the mechanism. The top is a plastic cap, can this be pryed
    off to get access?


    John Keith
    John Keith, May 5, 2007
    #1
  2. John Keith

    jerryl Guest

    "John Keith" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've got a hose bib on teh side of the hosue that has a small
    > anit-siphon mechanism on the top of the valve. While beginning to make
    > use of this outlet this season I have found that water is leaking from
    > the anti-siphon mechanism. I'm guessing that there is some gasket that
    > need to be replaced but at this moment I haven't figured out how to
    > get inside the mechanism. The top is a plastic cap, can this be pryed
    > off to get access?
    >
    >
    > John Keith
    >


    Just went through this. I thought it was just the cap leaking but that was
    in addition to a major leak because of a crack in the valve. The
    instructions state that the hose must be disconnected from the hose bib
    during cold weather to allow the water drain from the valve and prevent
    freezing. When I disconnected the valve from inside the house and slid the
    unit out of the wall, there was a 1 inch crack in the copper pipe portion of
    the valve..
    jerryl, May 5, 2007
    #2
  3. John Keith

    Bob M. Guest

    "John Keith" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've got a hose bib on teh side of the hosue that has a small
    > anit-siphon mechanism on the top of the valve. While beginning to make
    > use of this outlet this season I have found that water is leaking from
    > the anti-siphon mechanism. I'm guessing that there is some gasket that
    > need to be replaced but at this moment I haven't figured out how to
    > get inside the mechanism. The top is a plastic cap, can this be pryed
    > off to get access?


    the tops of mine unscrew easily.
    Bob M., May 5, 2007
    #3
  4. John Keith

    John Keith Guest

    On Sat, 5 May 2007 08:58:25 -0400, "Joseph Meehan"

    > A little dribble each time it turned on is normal, but continued leaking
    >is not.


    This was a continual leak.

    > I just replace the valve as they are usually cheap to start with and I
    >use a better quality one and I have not had any of my replacements fail.


    This is on a freezeproof faucet and the connection to the inside
    plumbing is deep inside finished space so replacement was last on the
    list of alternatives.

    Te bib was a Woolford model 17 and a repair kit was only $2.49.
    Installation took only a few minutes and everything is good now.

    Thanks for the comments.


    John Keith
    John Keith, May 6, 2007
    #4
  5. John Keith

    Bob M. Guest

    "John Keith" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 5 May 2007 08:58:25 -0400, "Joseph Meehan"
    >
    >> A little dribble each time it turned on is normal, but continued
    >> leaking
    >>is not.

    >
    > This was a continual leak.
    >
    >> I just replace the valve as they are usually cheap to start with and I
    >>use a better quality one and I have not had any of my replacements fail.

    >
    > This is on a freezeproof faucet and the connection to the inside
    > plumbing is deep inside finished space so replacement was last on the
    > list of alternatives.


    Replacement of the seals is most likely quite easy. The freezeproof portion
    of it is nothing more than a very long shaft with seals at the end, which
    you can remove by simply disassembling the faucet from the outside and
    unscrewing the shaft.
    Bob M., May 6, 2007
    #5

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