How to remove this from hose bib

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  1. Apr 17, 2019 #1

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    How do I remove the below from my hose bib? Every time I turn off the water it sprays water all over me. I see no use for it at all as I properly winterize and drain my faucets from inside. I see no obvious method of removing it when I turn it it seems to just spin.

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    It has been ''locked''

    you need to use your dremel tool with a cut off abrasive blade
    cut it where shown in the picture
    being careful not to cut the threads, and peel off with a screwdriver

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    I was afraid I would have to cut it off. Thanks I will break out the dremel!
     
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    once that set screw is set and broke off.
    it's all over ,
    they need to make those with tamper proof set screws
    so they can be removed with out destroying it
     
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    I think they do that on purpose -- they don't want you to remove it. Ever.
     
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    I wonder if I could just dremel a slot in the broken off set screw and unscrew it. Wouldn't hurt to try I guess!
     
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    that set screw is as big as a
    I 6''.png There is a youtube that shows a guy doing that
    but if you look close, he replaced the set screw with a bolt
    the video is fake as hell
    Anything is worth a try


    from the video

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    That set screw may also be hardened, so it won't be easy to cut a slot in it.
     
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    Got it out took like 1 minute. Brass is very soft. Did what Frodo said cut the sides and peeled it back. I actually had 2 one on each of my hose bibs. 2nd one took less time. So much nicer not to get sprayed!

    On another note I counted no less than 8 hose nozzles. They are all broken and all suck. What nozzle will last more than 1-2 seasons? I don't care what the price is I have already spent $200 on these I just want a quality one!

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