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    Default frost free faucet

    what is the hole in the shaft that the handle is on - for?
    it is just past the handle.
    i tried to add a 16kb jpg image but the forum said it was not valid!
    thanks

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    Sounds like you didn't remove the hose from it last winter causing the faucet to freeze and break. I see you answered this on another forum that you removed the hose. If you did then the faucet isn't pitched correctly to allow the water to drain after each use.

    John

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    they have all been here for 9 years

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    What does the hole look like? Is it a split with a bulge around it? Or is the vacuum breaker leaking?

    John

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    thanks
    it is just a tiny hole in the rod the handle is on.
    water is coming out of it!
    the other faucets are jus fine.
    Last edited by anon125; 05-24-2012 at 09:09 PM.

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    From the photo it looks like you have a damaged stem. Replace the hose bib.

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    thanks....

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    I have never seen one leak through the stem before. Most stems are solid that one must be hollow. Do you know what the make is? Just for my own information. Your fix would be as dj1 said, replace the stem.

    John

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    Default Re: frost free faucet

    If you take out the stem, like you would do to replace the washer you might be able to figure it out. But as said, I've never seen a hollow stem. Probably have to replace it.

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