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Keith vent 04-26-2013 10:32 AM

Spigot issues
 
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I had a new spigot put on a couple of years ago when the old one caused a pipe to burst. I believe it was also sweated on to the copper piping. I never turn the water off to the backyard spigot during the winter time. I went to utilize my power washer and turned the water on....NOTHING AT ALL!
What could be the problem? The water did work a month or so ago. Could there be a back flow problem inside the spigot?

Thanks

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fetzer85 04-26-2013 10:39 AM

I know you said you don't normally shut the water off to that fixture but I would double check to make sure it's on. If it is, when you turn the handle do you feel tension or does it just feel like it's freely spinning? If it spins too easily make sure that handle screw in the picture is tight.

Keith vent 04-26-2013 10:49 AM

The handle is not very easy to turn. The water has never been turned off because the valve stem is stripped, need a pair of pliers to turn off.

jagans 04-26-2013 11:07 AM

You have to turn off the water to your outdoor spigots in the winter where you live. Why do you think the original pipe burst? There should be a separate valve with a bleeder inside your home about two feet inside the house.

Keith vent 04-26-2013 11:17 AM

What's turning off the valve going to do? Im not getting water from the spigot. I did unscrew the bleeder valve a little but water began to shoot out from it. What does that bleeder valve do? Do I need to open it and let more water drain from it?

old_squid 04-26-2013 11:37 AM

I'm guessing the bleeder valve you're mentioning is inside on the shut off valve. That is there to drain down the line going outside after the valve .... once the valve is closed of course.

It's possible that the shaft that connects the handle to the actual valve located at the very last bit of the outside faucet somehow became disconnected. Google "repairing outside frost proof faucet" and you should find some information on how to disassemble the unit to figure out why you're not getting water flow.

If they don't spell it out in the instructions....... turn off the water first! :whistling2:

TheEplumber 04-26-2013 11:46 AM

Legend valves have had some recall issues over the last couple of years.
If the hose bib shut off valve located in the interior of the house is on I would suspect the guts of the bib has failed as Old Squid mentioned


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