At first when I saw this I thought it’d be great for the “city dwellers” to prevent a prankster from strolling by, turning on the water, and walking away. But I hear now that the newest “prank” is to turn on the water and stick the hose into an open window, dryer vent, or window well. The wet floors, walls, drywall, and whatever could run into the tens of thousands of dollars for repairs — plus you get a high water bill to top it all off! You can foil those vandals with this Hose Bib Lock.
It attaches to the sillcock and holds the water back. It looks like you could just spin the lock right off, but it doesn’t come off that way — it’ll just spin and spin. It consists of two pieces: the threaded section that takes the padlock, and the cover piece. Just add your padlock and it’s safe.
You could just take the handle off instead, but a pair of pliers can get by that pretty easy. At about $14, the Hose Bib Lock will be a lot cheaper than the other bill you may face, and this version is cheaper than others.