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 Hose Valve Open at Right and Left Turn of Knob
Author: mm61972 (VA)

When I turn the hose valve (located in basement) to the right or the left, I've learned water will still come out of the open spicket outside. Therefore, I can't figure out how to shut it off for the winter. On top of that, I can't unscrew the outside garden hose from the spicket (it's too tight) and I'm scared the line will freeze and burst. I don't know what to do.

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 Re: Hose Valve Open at Right and Left Turn of Knob
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

A large pair of pliers can be used to remove the hose. The valve in the basement is probably faulty and will need to be rebuilt or replaced. Is the outside faucet a frostfree model ?

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