November 26, 2010 11:50 AM Subscribe
Came home from the holiday and one of my outdoor faucets won't stop running. What's broken?
posted by zenpop to home & garden (9 answers total)
We had some very cold temps (15 degrees and some snow) while I was in the city for Thanksgiving. Came home this afternoon and one of my outdoor faucets won't 'turn off,' no matter how 'tight' I try to shut it off. Water just keeps running -- a low stream -- out of the hose.
What is likely to have happened? Can faucets (the mechanism) 'break' in very cold weather? Could a pipe have burst from the cold? (But wouldn't that have water shooting out everywhere?) Oy. Not much of a handy man. o_0 Who should I call?