Outdoor hose faucet, broken threads

Old 04-18-15, 10:49 AM
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Outdoor hose faucet, broken threads

I have looked but couldn't find it, so I apologize if this was addressed elsewhere already.

I have an outdoor hose faucet in which the garden hose was left attached all winter. The brass threads of the hose froze and snapped off still threaded inside of the faucet without any part hanging out I could grab onto with needle nose or anything like that. Is there any sort of trick or technique to get in there and get it out, short of replacing the entire faucet?
Old 04-18-15, 11:19 AM
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It's pretty hard to understand which part you're talking about but if the threaded part snapped off then it sounds like the faucet needs to be replaced.

A picture would help too.... http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...rt-images.html
Old 04-18-15, 12:45 PM
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I agree, don't understand. Hoses thread ON to hose bibbs, not IN to.
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Replace the faucet. It is common for frost proof faucets to rupture the body several inches inside the wall when a hose is left attached so it's possible you have more problems than the mystery than the thingy you mentioned. So even if everything looks good from the outside water leaks into the wall whenever you use the faucet. It if doesn't pour out somewhere visible it can end up doing damage in the wall that can get very expensive to repair.

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