leaking valve stem on frost proof faucet
Posted by Wayne Alford on June 26, 2003 at 23:33:41:
My frost proof faucet on the front of my home leaks around the valve stem only when I open the valve to
run water. It does not leak when the faucet is shut off. The unit is mounted through the concrete block
foundation of the single level house. I would like to know how to repair the leak. Forty years ago,
I repacked leaking valve stems in ship board water systems (I was on a ship in the Coast Guard) with
wax or graphite impregnated string about the size of shoe laces. If that is still the technology, I can
handle that OK, but I suspect technology has changed. Any advice will be appreciated.

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