Re: Sillcock valve broken?
Posted by LonnythePlumber on April 28, 2003 at 23:24:04:
In response to Re: Sillcock valve broken?
: LonnythePlumber:

: Thanks for the advice!

: How should I check the washer and washer retaining
: screw gettting loose or not? How can I can find
: out if I need to replace the stem?

: Tom

Pull the stem and look. Turn off the water to the sillcock which usually means to the whole house. Open the valve and turn the bonnet nut counterclockwise. After it is loose continue to turn the handle counter clockwise and the stem will become loose and you can pull it out. If you have a Woodford brand the stem packing tends to swell up requiring some pressure to pull out the stem.LonnythePlumber.

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