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If you look at the first photo you'll notice that the top of the spigot has a hole. When I turn the water on, some water goes into the hose but a lot of water gushes out from the hole at the top. The spigot is missing a part which looks like a screw-in part. Does this part have a name? Can I buy it by itself or do I have to buy a whole new spigot? I went to a local hardware store and could not find it.

The second photo shows a spigot that has the part.

Any feedback will be highly appreciated!
 

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Somebody removed the vacuum breaker and cap (probably to replace it) and never reinstalled it. You will need to know the manufacturer of the spigot. The name could be on a disk in front of the handle or cast into the side of the valve. It's not a Woodford or a Mansfield. They are the most common brands. Hopefully, it's not a Chinese knock-off.
 

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Hi folks,

I took another look at the spigot.

On the left side it says: ASSE-1019.

On the right it says: N.W

And on the right side again but on top it says SP with a circle around the letters.
 

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You pry off the mushroom cap and unscrew the bonnet. Under the bonnet is a small plastic piston. Don't lose it! The piston is what seals it.
That rebuild kit will only work if it's the same brand.
 

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After taking a break, I'm back at this spigot issue (trying to find a vacuum breaker for it). :smile:

Yesterday I went to a large plumbing supply store. I showed them photos of my spigot. They thought it was a Prier. So they sold me their vacuum breaker for it. But when I got home, the breaker body had the same circumference as the spigot so it could not screw in.

I then tried the sort of universal vacuum breaker that Home Depot has. It turned out to be the same size as the Prier one so it too did not fit.

In order for a breaker to fit my spigot its body must have a narrower circumference than my spigot.

At least now I know for sure that the spigot is not a Prier. Someone who knows spigots very well said that mine was an import.

Below are the photos of the breakers I tried.
 

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