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Old 05-07-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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silcock will not shutt off


I have used the ouside silcock several times this spring but when I just went to shut if off it is still wide open. I turned it all the way to the right, tried adjust the stem nut, but the water is all the way on. Any suggestions short of changing it out?

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Old 05-07-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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You may have a rising stem sillcock, with a broken stem. If so, the cost and effort to repair will exceed many times the cost and time to simply replace the piece.

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You should have a valve in the basement near where the pipe leaves the house that will shut off water to the spigot.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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I did shut the water off inside the house. Of course I just finished painting the house and now I have to do some hot work to replace the silcock and try not to burn the paint. Thanks for the advice.
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