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Replacing Old Backyard Spigot

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Replacing Old Backyard Spigot

My backyard spigot shoots out water from all sides

Do you think I can just replace the bottom part of the spigot? If not, then, is my only other diy option to cut the copper tube where the spigot ends, sand the copper tube down, then add a sharkbite spigot?

I do not have a blowtorch.

Or... If I hire a plumber, how much do you think this might cost?

Thanks
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That's not the spigot leaking but the vacuum breaker. No need to replace everything. Just unscrew the bottom brass part (vacuum breaker). It has a lock screw that you have to loosen before you can unscrew and remove it.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/moen-v ... 1000664837

btw - that looks normal for a vacuum breaker and is likely a building code requirement for you to have.
http://www.buildingcode.online/1133.html
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fordmaple wrote: That's not the spigot leaking but the vacuum breaker. No need to replace everything. Just unscrew the bottom brass part (vacuum breaker). It has a lock screw that you have to loosen before you can unscrew and remove it.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/moen-v ... 1000664837

btw - that looks normal for a vacuum breaker and is likely a building code requirement for you to have.
http://www.buildingcode.online/1133.html
The lock screw was cut off so I can't unscrew it. I'll try to make a mark in the broken screw to unscrew it
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Yep! Removed it. I'll pick up a new vacuum breaker tomorrow to see if it works properly
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fordmaple wrote: That's not the spigot leaking but the vacuum breaker. No need to replace everything. Just unscrew the bottom brass part (vacuum breaker). It has a lock screw that you have to loosen before you can unscrew and remove it.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/moen-v ... 1000664837

btw - that looks normal for a vacuum breaker and is likely a building code requirement for you to have.
http://www.buildingcode.online/1133.html
New vacuum breaker solved the problem! Thanks!
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SKill7 wrote: New vacuum breaker solved the problem! Thanks!
You're welcome

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