DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > How to fix a dripping external tap?





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2010, 03:03 PM  
mibson
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Thanks, I will read this but mine is different , it does not have the vacume breaker assay, so I wonder what else is different. Ill try this and see what happends. I do have the packing nut out, and the step wont come out with hand force...

I wrote an email to woodford with pictures, it is warm here today but it is going to get cold again soon, Im really hoping to get this done today...


__________________
mibson is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2010, 03:53 PM  
mibson
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default

I think I will wait for the woodford response , Im pretty sure this is my case:

" however many hydrant valves have a complex O-ring & spring guide assembly at the base of the Hydrant shaft Some of those are pressed in at the factory and are not field servicable.
"



__________________
mibson is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2010, 03:57 PM  
GregC
Quick Belt System
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 82
Default Woodford F.F. hose bibb

Hi, Yes this is a Woodford frost free hose bibb. Thing is the seating washer is set back either 4-6-8-10 or 12" back. This works by shutting the water back in the heated part of your house and if installed correctly it should fall down coming out of the house. This allows it to drain once you turn it off. Since you have water/ice coming from that it surely is frozen back that distance. if you can get to it from inside, use a blow dryer, thawl it out then it will unscrew out counterclockwise. (or wait until spring time) Its frozen, thats why you can not turn it. Then get a new washer/seat and packing should fix you up. Good Luck GregC

__________________

GregC, President/Founder [COLOR="Blue"]www.Quicktoolbeltsystem.com[/COLOR]

GregC is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2010, 04:16 PM  
GregC
Quick Belt System
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 82
Default Woodford frost free hose bib

Here ya go...link right to it for ya. GregChttp://http://www.woodfordmfg.com/Woodford/Wall_Faucet_Pages/model-16.html

__________________

GregC, President/Founder [COLOR="Blue"]www.Quicktoolbeltsystem.com[/COLOR]

GregC is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2010, 06:07 PM  
mibson
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default thanks

Thanks Greg,

It is not frozen, it is warmer out the past few days and it is dripping, also I just ran 90 gallons through it to my fish tank,

That link is not working for me...?

__________________

Last edited by mibson; 01-17-2010 at 06:09 PM.
mibson is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2010, 07:51 PM  
mudmixer
Senior Member
 
mudmixer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 574
Liked 35 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Is there a separate shut off ahead of the tap and not requiring shutting down the whole house?

If there is, damage or the hose was not disconnected there could be damage, but that can be repaired easier when it is warmer.

Usually, a shut-off to and exterior tap has a valve ahead of it. If so, shut off the this and open the exterior tap and then go back to the line shut off and slightly open the "bleeder", usually a brass cap with a hole in it, to allow the water to drain our slowly outside as the lower part of the line thaws.

Then you can repair any damage if the initial plumbing was done properly. - This is an annual ritual I go through and put on a styrofoam "bootie" (about $2 at a big box or walmart to prevent any possibility of freezing. With a good freeze free outdoor tap, a "bootie" usually does a great job after the hose is disconnected.

__________________
mudmixer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2010, 05:04 AM  
GregC
Quick Belt System
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 82
Default Woodford frost free hose bib

Try this link, then you will see your model hose bib on left side, its a model #14 or #16 click on one of them to see a pdf detail sheet. Good Luck. GregC

Woodford Mfg. Product Index



__________________

GregC, President/Founder [COLOR="Blue"]www.Quicktoolbeltsystem.com[/COLOR]


Last edited by GregC; 01-18-2010 at 05:07 AM. Reason: Correction of link
GregC is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Possible to move external output pipe for Shower? Amanda72 General Home Improvement Discussion 1 08-28-2009 11:40 AM
Repair of damaged external sheathing Shark Flooring 0 08-04-2007 03:14 PM
External Lighting Goes South... ch1466 Electrical and Wiring 2 06-01-2007 06:56 PM
Dripping Pipe lostwong Plumbing Forum 15 04-19-2007 10:02 AM
how much would it cost to block up an external door ? seaspray Flooring 2 02-19-2006 09:39 PM