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[RC] Frost free spicket question - vjhogen

With the cold weather setting in I am finding that our frost free spicket is freezing every night.  The spicket comes out of the wall of our pump house.  We had some problems with the old one not being angled downward and the water freezing in the spicket. So this summer we replaced it and followed the recommendations given to us. The spicket is angled downward and insulated. So you would think it wouldn't freeze any more, but it is. We aren't even into the coldest time of year and it is frozen up. I currently have a heat lamp on a timer inside the pump house.  Does any one have any suggestions. I have always had a frost free spicket that allowed the water to go back under ground.  With this one it comes out of the wall and when you turn it off it drains the water back out where the hose would attach.  The pipes in the pump house also have heat tape on them.  Our guess is the previous owners had problems with it, we have not had anything freeze inside the pump house itself, but the spicket is freezing somewhere between the outside and where it attaches in side.   Any one have any suggestions short of trenching a line out to the trough.. That will be a nice spring project for us, but I need something to help me out till then.