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    Outdoor faucet causes leaks at weep holes.

    Hello. Thank you in advance for any help. When I turn on the outdoor faucet, I can see water coming out of the weep holes in the brick. The faucet is not leaking or dripping at all. We had a freeze about three weeks ago. When the faucet is off, no leaks occur. Please advice if this is something serious that needs immediate attention. Thank you again.

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    Re: Outdoor faucet causes leaks at weep holes.

    Yes it is serious and just because it is "frost proof " does not mean it is not busted inside the wall.

    Many people take for granted that all they have to do is shut the valve and all is well EXCEPT they fail to remove the garden hose thus the water sitting inside the pipe (frost proof) does freeze and split and when the valve is opened the water spews out of the split
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    Re: Outdoor faucet causes leaks at weep holes.

    Just like Sylvan said; it's busted and you need to replace it before anymore damage is done.

    Many types of frost proof faucets will freeze and leak when the hose is left attached, so always remove it when ever it gets below freezing.

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    Re: Outdoor faucet causes leaks at weep holes.

    Thank you both Sylvan Tieger and PLUMBILL for responding. I made an appointment with a plumber already. Thank you again.

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