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    DIY Junior Member Derek S's Avatar
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    Default Replacing an outside water bib?

    Yesterday, I caught a crazy woman stealing 1 gallon of water from the outside spigot. One gallon will not bankrupt me but she left it dripping. Since she acted insane and very inappropriately, I'm afraid that she'll turn on the water all night.

    Is it easy to change the spigot to one needing a wrench or key like thing? It is hard to turn off the water so changing the spigot is the next best thing. What do I do after I remove the screw to the handle of the faucet?

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    Just keep the handle of the faucet indoors, and take it out when you need it.

    How did you measure the 1 gallon of water that she got ?

    Around here the dogs and cats get water, because I leave it out for the needy. Humans welcome also.


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    Take the screw out of the center of the handle. The handle may stick a bit, but it should come off.
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    Depending on the make and model of the hose faucet, you may be able to remove the "bonnet" and replace it with one from a "keyless" faucet which needs a little "wrench handle".

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    I went the other route and added a drinking fountain to my front yard.
    Lots of people walking by, I thought it was nice to provide drinking fountain and a bench to sit on.
    I get a lot of smiles and thumbs up from people walking by.
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    Very Nice Michael, Way to go You.
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    Very nice; very thoughtful!
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    Very nice; very thoughtful!
    Good People think of others, Not just themselves...
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