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Argyle

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Would you fix this?
« on: June 07, 2014, 03:06:27 PM »
I have a great plumber and while he was out doing other work, I had him look at my outdoor spigot.

The spigot is most likely from 1926, the date of the house, and it leaks.

The plumber took it apart as much as he could and found that there's a crack in an internal part.  He did all kinds of improvised rejigging and got the leak down to one drop every three minutes.  We timed it.

To replace the spigot, he said, would involve some wrenching and muscle power.  He warned me that half the time when he does this, the pipe inside the wall is damaged.  Replacing the pipe means opening up the wall, with all the expense and hassle that entails.

I should say that this plumber comes absolutely top-rated from Angie's List and from other friends in the community, and all the work he's done for me has been excellent, so I trust him.  I don't think asking another plumber would be useful.

I elected to leave the spigot to drip.

What would you have done?

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Re: Would you fix this?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 03:32:22 PM »
I elected to leave the spigot to drip.

What would you have done?
Put a cap on it.  At the very least, screw a garden hose (with a good nozzle) on it.

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Re: Would you fix this?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 04:09:45 PM »
Thanks.  I did put a garden hose on it.