anti-syphon valve leaks

Old 07-18-06, 07:51 PM
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anti-syphon valve leaks

The anti-syphon valve on my outside faucets have major leaks. How do you remove the existing valve if the screwhead was tightened until it snapped off?
Old 07-19-06, 07:31 PM
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Small drill, small ez-out. That's the only way I can see to get it out. It will be brass, so it is fairly soft, and easy to drill.
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Are you sure that the screw is broken off? All of the add-on vacuum breakers I have seen used Allen (recessed hex) setscrews. Look closely, it it already looks like a hole exists in the screw it probably requires an Allen wrench for removal.
Old 07-20-06, 03:29 AM
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mawmaw, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
The screw may have been intentionally broken off. When I worked in Florida, it was required that we break off the screw after installing the anti-siphon device. This prevented anyone from removing the device. Easy-out and drill, as mentioned, may work. Good luck.

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