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How does anti siphon Sillcock work?
Last Updated: 17th February, 2020
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Considering this, how does anti siphon frost free Sillcock work?
A frost-free hose sillcock or hose bib has a stem that is 6 to 12 inches long. It prevents cold weather from freezing your pipes because the stem washer & seat valve reside inside your house. As an added benefit the anti-siphon stops water or other liquids from being siphoned back into your water supply.
Similarly, what is an anti siphon Sillcock? These anti-siphon devices are essentially one-way valves designed to stop the flow of potentially contaminated water back into the drinkable (potable) water supply. Anti-siphoning capabilities are required by code on certain plumbing devices, such as exterior faucets (sill-cocks) or utility sink faucets.
In this regard, how does an anti siphon faucet work?
An anti-siphon valve normalizes the pressure inside the pipes when you turn off the water to prevent it from flowing backward. When installed on an outdoor faucet, the valve also allows residual water in the faucet to drain, which prevents faucet and pipe damage from frozen water in winter.
How does a siphon work?
A basic siphon consists of a tube in a larger container that goes up over a hump (the edge of the container) to empty out into a container at a lower level. This decrease results in the atmospheric pressure on the surface of the liquid pushing liquid up into the tube toward the area of lower pressure.