I have a frost free valve on the front of the house, no hose


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Old 11-11-17, 08:31 AM
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Question I have a frost free valve on the front of the house, no hose

I have a frost free valve on the front of the house, no hose. There is no inside shutoff. It works fine. All I did to protect it during the winter last year is tie a plastic bag around it. Given that it is frost free, I wonder whether I even need the bag?
 
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Old 11-11-17, 09:06 AM
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No hose connected is an absolute must.
The bag shouldn't be needed but it certainly can't hurt.
 
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Old 11-11-17, 03:49 PM
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No bag is even needed and just going to make it look ugly.
 
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Old 11-21-17, 05:49 PM
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Similar issue for me, new home on slab (first for me). i found what i think is the shutoff for the outside spigots but it didnít work when i turned handle 90; it was difficult to turn.. there is no shutoff near the inside portion of the spigots. iím located in central indiana and weíll usually get some sub zero temps.
 
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Old 11-21-17, 06:05 PM
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Kevin, on a new home they should have used frost free spigots. It sounds like you are turning a sprinkler system valve. Hope you had someone winterize that or it will freeze.
 
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Old 11-21-17, 06:24 PM
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Many times with a house on a slab the outside faucet will be back to back with a bathroom/kitchen and the shutoff is under the sink.
 
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Old 11-28-17, 08:53 AM
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The shutoff I suspected is working now even though it still turns really hard. I do need to figure out how they got water over to the irrigation system by garage, opposite side of house from 2 faucets. It is supposedly/hopefully winterized. I have a new tree to water too, which is a pain when we are borderline freezing and both faucets are on the wrong side of the house.

One is under sink and other is in back of closet, neither appear to have shutoffs by the faucets, just one outside shutoff in middle of house where the main comes up in back of a closet.

Thank you for the feedback!
 
 

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