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Old 08-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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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

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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?

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

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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....
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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.
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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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