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peter3484 08-11-2012 06:14 PM

weird garden hose connector
 
I inherited this garden hose connector from my previous owner. Other than the main water hole there is a ring of smaller holes. See picture

http://alkaspace.com/is.php?i=145087&img=IMAG0074.jpg

Needless to say that whenever I turn on the faucet water leaks from those small holes. I don't think those holes are defects because they are very regular and definitely look purposely made. I just wonder if anybody had seen this type of connector before and know what those little holes are for?

joecaption 08-11-2012 06:20 PM

Looks like a back flow preventor, (Vacuum breaker) it only allows water to flow in one direction.

ben's plumbing 08-11-2012 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peter3484 (Post 986404)
I inherited this garden hose connector from my previous owner. Other than the main water hole there is a ring of smaller holes. See picture

http://alkaspace.com/is.php?i=145087&img=IMAG0074.jpg

Needless to say that whenever I turn on the faucet water leaks from those small holes. I don't think those holes are defects because they are very regular and definitely look purposely made. I just wonder if anybody had seen this type of connector before and know what those little holes are for?

yep joe is right....

wkearney99 08-11-2012 09:14 PM

It's a vacuum breaker and it shouldn't leak. If it does then remove it and replace it if desired. If you're going to use a timer on a hose then it's a good idea to use one. But if you're just connecting a hose then it's not as necessary.

peter3484 08-12-2012 03:00 PM

Thanks to everyone who replied. I had asked my gardener and he didn't know. This forum is great!

Yep they are definitely leaking. I guess the next challenge is to take it off so I can replace it. I'll post questions if I stumble on that one.


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