|Posted by Nick on September 20, 19100 at 11:38:57:|
|In response to Re: Leaky sillcock|
: : I have a home that is 1 1/2 years old with a outdoor sillcock in the garage. There is an anti-siphon device on it that leaks especially after the hose is turned off and the water is released from the hose.
: : The handle is a large dark grey handle and there is a plastic dark grey cap on top that reads Mansfield, Perryville, Ohio anti-siphon.
: : Does the entire sillcock need to be replaced or can it be repaired?
Not entirely correct. Some anti-siphon Freezeless Hydrants will drain when the water is turned off, Prier Model C-434 or the Woodford 25 are 2 types that will drain after the water is turned off. The Mansfield 578 series is not suppost to leak after the water is turned off, similar design to the Prier C-144 or the Woodford 17.
As Dean correctly points out, the vacuum breaker assembly on the Mansfield Hydrant can be replaced. Contact your plumber or plumbing wholesaler for the part.