Repairing leaky frost proof sillcock
Posted by Gene Gardner on June 01, 2002 at 16:50:06:
I assume that if the outside faucet keeps dripping after I turn the handle off, I need to replace the washer, and if it leaks from the faucet sillcock body when the valve is open (like when connected to a hose) that I need to do something with the packing nut and the packing.
I took off the handle and the packing nut, but I can't get the stem to budge. What are the steps for removing the stem, changing the washer, and replacing the packing? I don't want to make it worse.


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