Thanks everyone. Living out in the country all this time I've NEVER had one of these things. My SO bought near the city and they are probably as old as this house.
I drilled one set screw out and still split w a hacksaw & pry the gap w flathead, the other screw was positioned directly toward the wall..$&!!*^%!! Hacksawed that one each side.. needless to say, they ain't coming back. Not dealing with that BS.
Appreciate the info!
Yeah I had one of those BS things as well. Actually 2 one on each hose bib. I go tired of being squirted in the face every time I turned the water off so I hacked it off as well. Not sure what moron invented it. No regrets!
I come from industrial electrical profession and during some equipment training (long ago) the instructor said: If you invent a "device"and get a patent on it that's good. But, if you can have THAT device required by code then you've got something!
Afterward, the buerocrats will take over and hammer the installers & home owners!
My SO is nurse, and they consantly deal with JCO (The Joint Commission) health care Inspectors. Those written reports about scotch tape on the walls and diet Pepsi cans at the nurse station have suddenly disappeared! So have the inspectors! They are probably social distancing far away from the virus threat. Meanwhile, the world is at war with medical professionals fighting it.. no inspectors anywhere!
Sorry for the rant.
There's a local heart doc that weighs over 300. Seems counter intuitive.. Also seems like many "nurses" are from the same crowd, meaning 60+ % in the USA are over weight. However, many med-tech types are out there staying active, many ride bicycles so please give those riders a break and some space.. those guys don't want to end up on a gerny they see daily..
Boy this thread is derailed huh!
Do they they leak and spurt when they are relatively new? I've only had the the frost proof with built in VB. Never a problem. Unless of course you forget to disconnect hose. However, not much different than forgetting to shutting the water to it and leaving it open to drain. Actually what I do is leave the hose connected and use one of these to simply keep it open to drain.