Frost free water tap

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  1. Sep 23, 2013 #1

    redskinfan78

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    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!
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  2. Sep 23, 2013 #2

    kok328

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    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.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2013 #3

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    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.
     
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  4. Sep 24, 2013 #4

    redskinfan78

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    Thanks!Very helpful
     

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