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Old 05-26-2015, 06:37 PM   #1
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Exterior Faucet leaking from the top


I have an exterior faucet that when turned on, leaks from the top where there is a hole with some sort of plug/bolt in it. I removed it and took a look and took it the local hardware store, but they were clueless. The rubber washer inside was intact but put a new one on anyways but it made no difference. I attached some pics and a video of my problem. It is a frost free faucet if that makes a difference.

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https://youtu.be/p9VLSZgWEQA









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Old 05-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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One of the plumbers will be along soon they will know what type of frost free hose bib it is.

Not really sure if that's some sort of a vacumm breaker or bleeder on top. If it's a vacumm breaker it may need to be replaced/rebuilt. Have to get the correct rebuild kit for it. Never seen one like that.

Did you possibly overtightened, crack or cross thread it? Looking at your video, the water really gushes out of it pretty good.
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The house was built in 2002. The video in the OP shows without the plug/bolt. When it is on, the water will come out as a slow trickle from the top and will flow out normally from the downspout
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