Washing Machine hose hook up

Old 03-27-03, 06:11 PM
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Washing Machine hose hook up

When I tried to hook up a washing machine hose I had trobule taking off old one. There is an additional connection that want let me unscrew the washing machine hose from the facet. It is like an over flow connection and it will not unscrew either, it will just go so far in each direction. I can not find a allen wrench slot, only a small dot on one side, it doe not push in.
How do I take this thing off and what is it?
Old 03-27-03, 06:21 PM
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I don't have clue what that is, unless it's some kind of check valve, but you should be able to hold it with a backup wrench or channel-locks and unscrew the washer hose off counter-clockwise (although it will look clockwise since you're probably looking down at it).
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Old 03-27-03, 06:25 PM
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Sounds like it might be a vacuum breaker, in which case the dot you see might be where the alan key USED to be before it rusted off, a common problem... But as OldGuy pointed out, you can probably just hold that portion with one wrench while turning the washer hose off with another to get it loose... The other part has been there all along and it won't hurt to leave it if it is not leaking...
Old 03-29-03, 08:47 PM
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Vacuum Breaker

Very good Ragnar, It is a vacuum breaker. The little dot was the opening for an allen wrench. These were designed for outdoor hose bibbs. Once installed you tighten the allen screw, at around fourty foot pounds the head of the screw will break off making it impossible for this to be removed. This way it would'nt come off with the water hose. Its code here in Texas for the outside but not for washing machines.
Old 03-30-03, 09:24 AM
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Used on all hose bibs here. Never get them off and when you replace bib, new one goes on unless you have the built in vacuum breaker.

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