Check to see if there is a valve upstream you can shut off. If
so, turn that off. And wait until Spring. obtw, Spring starts on
It shouldn't be too big of a job to fix it if all it needs is a
washer. Just take it apart from the outside. Unscrew and pull
out the stem and replace the washer.
It probably depends on what type you have, but you could have been
BS'd. See http://www.plumbingstore.com/woodfordparts.html for a
typical picture. Remove handle screw and handle. Remove packing
nut. Use handle to unscrew stem from seat. Pull out stem.
Replace washer. reassemble. No big deal where I live.
Not so. Just pull out the stem which is about foot long and there is
washer. Freeze proof means the shut off washer/seat is on the inside of
the wall and the faucet is tilted downward slightly to drain water. If
you want to replace the whole thing then make sure you get same length
one or longer than what you have.
If it freeze's after the washer and splits the pipe when you turn on the
water, water will exit in two places the place where its split and where it
should normally, here in the midwest, some freeze proof faucets have to exit
from concrete blocks, or sealed walls, that being said when you turn on the
water the wall will get wet, or the cement block will fill with water.
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