Help With Frost Free Outdoor Spigot

Old 06-20-21, 03:08 PM
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Help With Frost Free Outdoor Spigot

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When I turn on my outdoor spigot, I get water escaping from the stem through a small hole as shown below. I also get the water I need through the spout leading to the hose as expected, but wondering how to shut off the water coming out of the small hole. Suggestions on how to fix this?

thanks in advance

Old 06-20-21, 03:13 PM
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I would say that your backflow preventer is stuck. You should be able to open up that cap on top and clean and lubricate those parts with some silicone grease, and put it back together. Or if that fails to help, a kit might help fix it.

Edit: On zooming in, I see the water is coming from the stem. There is probably a stem repair kit if you can identify the brand.

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