my garden water tab is leaking when i connect it to a water hose. I
have used different hose but got the same result exactly. Please see
the following 2 pictures. The first one show from where the water leak
and the second one shows that i cover the tab with white strap to
prevent water from leaking but it is not leaking from there, it is
leaking from other location, please see the picture (it is hard to
thanks a lot.
Your tape job won't help. Garden hoses don't seal at the threads. The
bottom of the spigot should have a flat surface, which seals against a
washer, which seals against the end of the hose. If any of these 3
things are damaged, or the washer is missing, you may get this kind of
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:26:37 -0700 (PDT), leza wang
Don't do that yet. Unless somebody was beating on it with a hammer,
the faucet is okay.
Make sure there is a new washer in the hose end. Just one.
Then make sure when you screw the hose on it is going all the way on
and compressing (pushing down on) the washer.
Nothing wrong with using pliers to tighten it if you don't overdo it.
No offense, but if you can't figure this out get somebody who is a bit
"handy" to help you.
With the complete and utter lack of understanding displayed thus far,
I tend to agree with you. She doesn't need a new faucet. The faucet is
fine. It's the rest of the house that's the problem, and needs
Use Channel lock or Vise Grip wrench and tighten the hose fitting pretty
firm and see what happens. Looking at the bib, looks pretty old house?
Up here they are all anti siphon and anti frost type.
might be a leaking packing nut on the faucet.
try tightening it
I think you the closest so far. The faucet needs repacking.
Based on where the attempted repair was made with tape, it's probably got
nothing to do with hose/washer/spigot connection. That theory is bolstered
by her having tried three different hoses.
I have old spigots like that. You have to turn off the main, remove the
valve handle and the cover underneath and wrap teflon faucet packing (it's
like thick, gooey string) around the stem. It's a *very* simple repair that
takes a screwdriver for the handle, a wrench for the "bell" and a few bucks
for faucet packing. OP should search google for "repacking outside faucet"
to find a how-to site with pictures.
often ALL you have to do is tighten the packing nut around the valve
stem a 1/2 turn.
my faucet had started leaking that way, i hadnt taken the time to
a old friend stopped by and said oh you need a new valve too just like
ours, hers was leaking too at her home. theirs was soldered in her
hubby didnt want to touch the project. the water was running indoors
and getting into the main breakewr panel:(
so i showed her how to tighten the nut. she went home and did the same
her hubby was amazed, and mad he was afraid she would break
its a 10 second fix almost anyone can do.......
if you somehow overtighten it the worst that can happen is the valve
will get hard to turn...... easily solved by backing it off a little.
its the best kinda repair
If you turn the valve off and the leak stops, it's the hose coupling.
There is no other cause. The only way that water could be coming out of
the hose coupling like that is that there is no washer in there, or the
ferrule (that metal ring under the coupling nut that circles the hose)
is cracked inside the coupling.
It's not leaking in the second picture without the hose attached, so the
valve assembly is good, unless you turned off the water to that valve
from inside the house.
You said you tried other hoses. Did you make sure there was a washer in
those (not using the same washer from the first hose)?
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.