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 How to fix leaking water hose faucet?
Author: dom6183 (NJ)

I have an outside water faucet - for a host connection - that is leaking badly from the top. How do I fix this?

I took a short video of this condition and posted it on YouTube here:

Thanks for any advice!


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 Re: How to fix leaking water hose faucet?
Author: bernabeu (SC)

You find the brand of the frostfree hosebib you have and replace the broken vacuum breaker which is the 'busted' part on top.



Replace the entire unit.


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Re: How to fix leaking water hose faucet?
Author: packy (MA)

OR get a rebuild kit for that brand faucet.
gotta get the right one.. these are not generac.

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 Re: How to fix leaking water hose faucet?
Author: dom6183 (NJ)

Thanks for the vacuum breaker advice ... probably going that way instead of replacing the entire assembly - because the back end (inside the house) in the basement with a finished ceiling that does not have an access panel. I could always put in an access panel, however, if necessary.

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