Leaky water spigot

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      drew

      Can someone tell me how to fix an outdoor leaky water spigot?

    • #290697
      SylvanLMP
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      Originally posted by Elaine:
      Can someone tell me how to fix an outdoor leaky water spigot?


      If this is a cheap non frost protected type of valve your much better off replacing it for less then $3.00

      If you do it yourself.

      The very 1st thing to do is shut the valve in your home that controls this one and disassemble it and takeit to a plumbing suply to match up a new bib washer.

      Your time has to be worth a lot more then trying to repair it.

    • #290698
      fourth year
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      I always replace non-frostproof hose faucets since it is not worth my time or your money to repair them. The one problem you could have as a DIY’er is if the old valves are sweated to the pipe from the wall. Then you should install an adapter so the new valve can be screwed on to make future replacement easier. And to make your installation safe and legal, always install a hose vacuum breaker on the new valve. Secure it by tightening the set screw until it breaks off.

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