(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: prier faucet sticking

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member judge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    2

    Default prier faucet sticking

    Now that the weather has finally turned, I attempted to get water from my outdoor prier faucet (green cap and knob) and water didn't come out. What is the root cause? How should I fix this? I have 2, same situation on both of them. Installed 3 years ago and no issues to date

    Name:  P_164_Wall_Hydrant.jpg
Views: 635
Size:  29.6 KB

    http://www.prier.com/product/P_164_Wall_Hydrant
    Last edited by Terry; 04-25-2011 at 12:23 AM.

  2. #2
    Consultant cwhyu2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati OH
    Posts
    1,330

    Default

    May be the vacum breaker
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by cwhyu2; 04-23-2011 at 03:40 PM.

  3. #3
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,191
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Are you sure they haven't been turned off with a remote valve?
    Sometimes a faucet in the front of the garage will have a shutoff on the warm wall.

  4. #4
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,377

    Default

    FWIW, some models of frost-proof hose bibs will drain regardless of whether there's a hose attached or not. If I were going to install one, I'd look for one with that feature. These things have the actual guts that shut it off way at the end, inside the house. But, if there's a hose attached, most can't drain, and this can split the pipe. Won't leak until you turn it back on.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

  5. #5
    DIY Junior Member judge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have confirmed that the remote valves in my basement are "on". There doesn't appear to be any split pipe situation. There seemed to be a small bit of leakage, maybe 20 drops, that dripped out when I attempted to first open the faucet. I'm not an experienced plumber, so I don't know whether there is a vacuum breaker, and how to activate it.

    Should I attempt to remove the knob and nut to see whether something is "stuck"?

  6. #6
    Director of sales and marketing NPMSTR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    37

    Default

    Turn the shutoff valve OFF, using a crescent wrench, loosen the nut behind the handle and after is it loose, unthread the stem out of the valve. Inspect the stem and make sure it is complete. Once the valve is out of the hydrant, turn the water on to flush out the hydrant, after flushing the hydrant, reinstall and stem and valve stem cap, and you should be repaired.

    Last edited by Terry; 05-03-2011 at 01:06 PM.

  7. #7
    DIY Junior Member westflo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NPMSTR View Post
    Turn the shutoff valve OFF, using a crescent wrench, loosen the nut behind the handle and after is it loose, unthread the stem out of the valve. Inspect the stem and make sure it is complete. Once the valve is out of the hydrant, turn the water on to flush out the hydrant, after flushing the hydrant, reinstall and stem and valve stem cap, and you should be repaired.

    Thanks for this great video that explains more this valve. It seems nice. I think this is what I'll use next when my currect valve breaks.

  8. #8
    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,463

    Default

    Basically you just overtightened it when you shut it off last fall and it is stuck.

    Good to see Prier is onboard with a video I was getting tired of explaining that every spring on the forums...

Similar Threads

  1. Prier frost-free faucet leaking from handle
    By maddfrog in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-01-2010, 05:32 AM
  2. Prier silcock turns on by itself
    By Botoo in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-15-2009, 03:19 PM
  3. Prier Outdoor Faucet Plastic Cap
    By teqnic in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-26-2009, 04:47 AM
  4. handle sticking
    By wjd in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-06-2005, 08:46 AM
  5. Fittings sticking out too far
    By KG in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-31-2005, 02:54 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •