Outdoor faucet repair

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  1. Apr 9, 2012 #1

    hoyvenon

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    Outdoor faucet had some piece blow off and now when I turn water on, it shoots up out of faucet (attached pic probably explains it a lot better than me). What is the missing piece called, and is repair/installation of replacement piece something that a rookie could take a crack at ? Or need I leave this to the hired pros ?
    Thanks for any guidance.

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  2. Apr 9, 2012 #2

    itiswhatitis1

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    It a vacuum breaker. You got to put the cap back on. I don't think you can only buy the cap. You will have to replace the hole thing. But it called a vacuum breaker cap for hose bib. Go to lowes or home depot
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 #3

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    Your reply and a quick search of a YouTube "how to" vid made this a very easy (5 mon) and cheap ($4 for repair kit) job for this no-skill novice.
    Thanks !
     

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