Leaky Outdoor Faucet

 

leaky faucet repair

leaky faucet repair

If you leave the leaky outdoor faucet unchecked, it will bother you, and can cost a small fortune on water bills as well. In addition, the house and yard can be damaged by a leaky outdoor faucet.

Fortunately, with only a few basic tools and approximately 30 minutes long of time, a leaky outdoor faucet can often fixed, even for a novice do- it-yourselfer. You can save a small bundle in otherwise the plumbing repair costs.

Determine where the leaky outdoor faucet coming from is the first thing you should do. First, make sure the leak is occurring in around the top cap which is just behind the handle. Just simply tighten it again using your hand because, inevitably, the cap will be loose on frost free outdoor faucets.

Next, check to see if it is leaking directly out the spout itself. In case of leakage from the faucet spout, then chances are there is a failed washer sitting back behind the faucet handle even after you have confirmed the handle is fully turned to the closed position.

Turn the water off to the outdoor faucet to replace the washer. Then, to relieve the pressure in the faucet and allow water to run well from the faucet, turn the outside faucet on position. Use a wrench to remove the faucet nut from the faucet behind the handle after removing the faucet handle, and then you need to replace the washer and clean the internal faucet area.

You need to do a test to your outside faucet repaired, observe water flowing freely from the faucet. Turn the handle to the off position. The leak should no longer be present if the washing machine or gravel has been the problem. You should see no drips any more after a few minutes.

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~ by outdoorfaucet on October 21, 2010.

 
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