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homenewbie 07-24-2011 12:58 PM

My hose does not fit the outdoor faucet, see picture inside.
 
I am new to owning a home.

My small lawn is drying out in this hot weather. So, I thought I wanna give it a little water. I went to Lowes and got a hose.

The following picture is exactly what my outdoor water faucet looks like. Pay attention to the little holes.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1311529902

I hooked up the hose to the faucet, when I turned on the water faucet, water comes out from the little holes, but refused to go through the hose. I can't water my lawn.

It seems the holes are by design, does this mean I've got the wrong hose? What should I do? Your tips are greatly appreciated.

Jackofall1 07-24-2011 01:06 PM

Welcome homenewbie, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

The connection you have picture is a vacuum breaker / backflow preventor.

No water should come out of the small holes when you allow flow through the hose ie open the nozzle on the end of the hose, when the flow is stopped through the hose water will come out of the holes.

Also you should be able to remove the VB and attach your hose directly to the hose bid.

See attached article

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae113

Mark

homenewbie 07-24-2011 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackofall1 (Post 692619)
Welcome homenewbie, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

The connection you have picture is a vacuum breaker / backflow preventor.

No water should come out of the small holes when you allow flow through the hose ie open the nozzle on the end of the hose, when the flow is stopped through the hose water will come out of the holes.

Also you should be able to remove the VB and attach your hose directly to the hose bid.

See attached article

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae113

Mark

Thanks, but the other end of my hose is wide open, I haven't even attached the nozzle to the hose yet.

Jackofall1 07-24-2011 01:15 PM

The connection at the house is an add on piece that should be removable.

Mark

homenewbie 07-24-2011 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackofall1 (Post 692628)
The connection at the house is an add on piece that should be removable.

Mark

Thanks again. Removing it can be a little hard, what tool do I need?

Jackofall1 07-24-2011 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homenewbie (Post 692630)
Thanks again. Removing it can be a little hard, what tool do I need?

Channel lock pliers, righty tighty, lefty loosey

Mark

homenewbie 07-24-2011 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homenewbie (Post 692630)
Thanks again. Removing it can be a little hard, what tool do I need?

Actually, I was stupid. I just tried it, and it worked like you said.

The problem was I was holding the hose in my hand, higher than the faucet, so the water does not come out. As I laid it on the lawn, the water starts to come out from the hose. Thanks!

Learning small things every day.

handy man88 07-24-2011 08:14 PM

Why is there mortar all over the top portion of the valve?


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