if an outdoor faucet won't turn off or leaks from the spout then the flat washer on the end of the valve stem probably needs to be replaced if there is a water shut-off valve on the opposite side of the wall from the water faucet turn off the valve if there's not a isolation shutoff valve for the water spigot then turn the main were supply off to the house if you don't know where the main water supply valve is located if you finish watching this video click on the channel named know-how now and find the playlist titled order valve repairs and maintenance you'll find a video that will help you locate the main shutoff valve to your home to release the water pressure open the outdoor faucet secure the body of the water faucet by putting a wrench or pair of pliers on the body of the faucet remove the valve stem from the body of the faucet by putting a wrench on the nut under the handle and turn it counterclockwise the valve stem is secured by a second set of threads turn the handle counterclockwise it's important to secure the body of this ticket while you're removing the valves them there's fittings or perhaps copper pipe attached to the water faucet and if you twist on it too hard you could damage the plumbing on the other side of the wall there's a screw that holds the washer onto the end of the valve stem it's not uncommon to find one that looks like this where it's almost completely deteriorated or when you try to turn it with a screwdriver the head of the screw breaks away if the screw in your valve is stuck click on the channel name and look for the video titled remove stuck screw from water valve for a video to show how to get the screw loose remove the old washer by turning the bib screw counterclockwise gently pry the old washer away or scrape it away being careful not to damage the soft brass on the bottom of the valve pick the valve stem to the hardware store and get a matching water get a matching screw make sure it's the correct length diameter and threads a brass screw is best this is a chrome-plated brass screw tighten the screw until it's snug but it doesn't deform the washer install the valve stem into the faucet body push this nut all the way up against the handle and then turn the handle clockwise to screw in the first set of threads when you meet resistance stop then turn the large nut clockwise and hold the handle do so until it's hand tight then snug it up no need to make it too tight close the valve turn on the water supply test your work I hope you found this video helpful a thumbs up is always appreciated and thanks for watching

Leaky Outdoor Faucet Repair

17 thoughts on “Leaky Outdoor Faucet Repair

  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Thanks! Great video! Very much appreciated!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Very good job of explaining toe process.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Very helpful. Thanks.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Have to cheer for this video! 🎊🎉❣️ the only video that is short, sweet, and effective. Thank you so much.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Thanks, that fixed my warder right up

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Thumbs up!! Thanks!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Just what I needed to see to fix a leak I have for 5 years. Thank you.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Wow this is one of the best video out there. You may have saved me a trip ti Lowes and lots of hassle The pace of the viseo was perfect. Explainations crystal clear. Every step was well documented and explained. Bravo. I will subscribe to your chanel. Thank you!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    thanks, and like the if you see this go to this video, always helps with all possible scenarios, especially for some of us DIY challenged lol

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    What if the water supply is off and it’s still dripping?Does that mean the valve in the house need to be replaced also?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    thank you. Saved me a call to a plumber.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    I HAVE A LEAK FROM UNDER MY DISHWASHER BUT IT DOES NOT LEAK WHEN THE DISHWASHER RUNS BUT INSTEAD IT LEAKS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL WHEN I TURN THE FAUCET ON OUTSIDE, DOES ANYBODY KNOWS THE REASON FOR THIS LEAK??

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Hii sweet page ☺ Keep it up!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Thanks much, with this cold snap, I think a lot of us are doing this right now!

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