Outdoor faucet leaks when hose turned on


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Old 05-17-20, 11:36 AM
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Outdoor faucet leaks when hose turned on

I attempted to search for other posts connected to leaking outdoor faucets, but couldn't find one where the leak was coming from faucet handle. We noticed that when we attached our hose to the outdoor faucet, the water is running through the hose, but there is substantial splashing exiting from a piece that is at the top of the faucet. It looks to be a cap of some sort.

I opened the cap and put some of that white thin tape around the rim of the piece and then place the cap back on and tightened. But the water continues to seap through this cap.

Attached are a couple of photos of the faucet.

Would anyone know how i should try to "fix" this to avoid water from leaking (the water that leaks is running down the side of the house and also going towards our external air conditioner box)? I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge in terms used.

Thank you!
 
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Old 05-17-20, 11:39 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

That is a frost proof bib and that cap is the vacuum breaker. It's designed to open and let the water flow out to keep dirty water from being drawn back into the house. It could be a little ball or flapper. If you unscrew the cap you should be able to see the part that seals. Sealing the threads won't stop the water.
 
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Old 05-17-20, 11:40 AM
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The anti siphon valve needs to be replaced. The hard part is identifying your spigot but once you know that replacing the valve is very quick and easy.
 
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Old 05-17-20, 12:25 PM
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The model in the picture is Zurn Z1345-14.

Just google that and find a repair kit, or more if you have others!
 
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Old 05-17-20, 01:21 PM
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Several online retailers including amazon..... HYD-RK-Z1345 rebuild kit
 
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Old 05-17-20, 06:30 PM
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WOW...i wasn't expecting feedback this quick...nor this detailed. You guys are AMAZING!!! Thank you for the information folks....much appreciated.
 
 

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