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Freeze proof Silcocks

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sheshovel, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Hey anybody know what the replacement seat washers look like for freeze proof sillcocks and or hydrants ? This town never has anything I need! I have been all over town and all they tell me is to buy "An assortment of faucet washers" I know damn well that faucet washers are not what I need.
    I just hate to have to remove it and leave this old lady with her main turned off while I drive all the way back to town and search the three places that might have the washer and might not.
    It is spraying water out where the rod goes into the nutlike thingie thats right before the actuall sillcock(hosebib). Thanks!
  2. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Sorry She..wish I could help ya.....The only time I ever had trouble with one of those darn things is when I turned around to get the ants off my leg and my torch "torched" the plastic asv piece thingamabob on one of those thingies....I know what those look like ;)

    Nice bike btw.
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    you have tried tightening that "nutlike thingie" already? This usually solves the problem there... If not then you have to re-pack it with this threadlike stuff, for the life of me I can't think of what it's called... I'm NOT a plumber, and actually... neither are you! You need to be careful doing work on peoples plumbing without a license like that...
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    Packing. It's called packing.
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Boy you guys are such a big help! Actually tightening a leak can make things worse. I know what packing is. But I also know that they have a replaceable seat washer. Well I guiess I will just have to remove it and drive all over the mountains looking for one to fit or I think I will just replace the whole thing. End up being cheaper than the gas I will use looking for the washer at about 15.00 a pop for replacement .
  7. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    If its that hard to find why dont ya just unscrew the silcock outa the wall and replace the unit?
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    LOL... You've tamed down a little? :hammerhead:

    I'd just replace it. At California gas prices and you driving a pickup you'll be money ahead. :)
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Yea I already fiqured that out..don't you guys read well?
    Tamed down?Who ME? NEVER!
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    We carry a handfull of sillcocks for this. Its way easier to replace than repair on those.

    BTW, if it is leaking from between the stem and the packing nut, then you need to put new packing (or teflon) on the threads and tighten the nut, no need to remove the entire stem.

    If the sillcock just won't shutoff, then you need to replace the washer, or perhaps even the seat.

    Remember, the tighter the packing nut, the harder it will be to turn the handle.

    Sounds like you just need to repack and tighten the packing nut. No parts needed there.

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