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redskinfan78 09-23-2013 08:57 AM

Frost free water tap
 
Hi, I recently built a house and the builder installed 2 "Frost Free Water Taps" but I was never shown how to drain the water? I understand the operation of them but I've been trying to shut the taps off and drain them just so I know how to do it when winter comes but for some reason it is not working? I've looked online but all I find is how to install them not how to maintain them. Help!
Thanks

kok328 09-23-2013 04:53 PM

That's the beauty of frost free spigots, you don't have to drain them.
At best, if you have a shut off valve inside, turn that off and then open the spigot and leave it that way til spring.

nealtw 09-23-2013 05:59 PM

The only thing you have to do is disconnect the hose. The valve is 7 to 10 inches behind the handle so it stays warm on the inside of the house.

redskinfan78 09-23-2013 09:23 PM

Thanks!Very helpful


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