When I turn my outdoor faucet on or off it sprays water sideways (not out of the faucet or between the hose and the faucet, but between two pieces of the faucet itself.) I get drenched every time, and the builder (the house is 1 1/2 years old) told me it's supposed to do that to relieve pressure and prevent freezing. I'm tired of having to wear a rain coat just to turn the water on or off. It never leaks when the water is all the way on or off. There doesn't appear to be any way of tightening the place where it leaks. I hope this makes sense - it's hard to describe.