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Old 08-05-2019, 09:54 AM   #1
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Outdoor faucet stem with hole manufactured hole


Hi all. I have an outdoor faucet (connect to garden hose, etc). The stem has a hole in it that looks like it is there by design.

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I'd like to replace the stem with one that doesn't have a hole, as water sprays everywhere whenever we turn on the water. However, if for some reason a hole needs to be in the stem, I suppose I can't replace it. Anyone have thoughts as to why the hole is there? Is it so water doesn't run back into the system?

Also, I googled around for faucets that have stems with holes in them and only found example of broken stems that had to be replaced, so this makes me thing it's pretty rare.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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You are attacking the wrong part, the hole in the stem is a break-away , designed to prevent someone from overtightening the valve.

Your spraying problem results from the stem seal deeper in the valve needs replaced.

Look up rebuilding of hose bibs for detailed instructions.


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Great, thank you!
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