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pineapple

08:51PM | 06/23/07
Member Since: 06/23/07
2 lifetime posts
I have a frost free outdoor faucet. Recently, I noticed a slight leaking upon shutting the valve off. I followed the advice from your video about removing the insides of the faucet. However, upon following instructions it wasn't that easy. Matter of fact the insides would not come free to be able to change the rubber washers. Am I doing something wrong? or does the whole faucet need to be replaced?

pineapple

07:25AM | 06/25/07
Member Since: 06/23/07
2 lifetime posts
I would like to change the inside of the bib since valve wheel fitting is stripped. Do you have any advice on how to remove the inside assembly of the bib or does the entire bib need to be replaced?

Billhart

08:17AM | 06/25/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If you can find the same brand, style, and LENGHT you MIGHT be able to swap just the stem if they have not changed any fo the details.

Remove the stem as if you where going to replce the washer. Then remove the stem from the new one and put in the other.

If they are different then you will need to replace the whole unit.

In some cases they are screwed into a copper fitting and the whole assemble can be unscrewed.

But in other cases they are solder or screwed into plastic fittings.

In the latter cases you need access to where the unit connects to the house plumbing to change it out.


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