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janie3

07:17PM | 12/07/07
Member Since: 11/12/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
i have a question re the hose bib.

Recently we turned off the hot water and the cold water inside which control the hose bib outside.

My husband turned on the tap outside to drain it and a little bit of hot water continued coming out, wouldn't stop, so he closed the outside tap.

he had taken the hose off but a short connector hose to the garden hose wheel was left attached to the tap.

Afterwards there is a drip from the nut of the Cold water tap Inside. I wrapped a cloth around it. When it got really cold it stopped.

We then disconnected the short connector hose to the garden hose - water was frozen inside it. And there was frozen water inside the faucet outside.

Now the temperature is a bit milder and the dripping inside is happenning again.

What is going on? Any ideas? Thanks so much .

Sylvan

10:26AM | 12/08/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
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A frost proof or any hose bib cannot drain properly if there is any hose connected.

Many times the frost proof FREEZE up and bust because the water was not drained and in the spring time when the water is turned back on there is a major leak in side the wall
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