I have a frostfree standpipe that has apparently developed a leak. I
heard the pump running this morning when no water had been used. I
have all the standpipes equipped with 1/4 turn ball valves so I can
leave them in the open postion - much more convenient operation.
Mentally retracing my steps yesterday I remember cycling one of my
standpipes open and shut a few times. It appears that it is leaking
when in the shut-off position.
1. Can it be fixed without digging it up?
2. I have one that hasn't been used for many years (stock waterer).
It is solidly locked in the shut-off position. I tried to open it
this spring and it won't move even a fraction of an inch.
Because of number 2, I have taken to cycling these vavle regularly -
looks like that caused my leaking problem.