on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...can you just open the top of the
spicket and replace the worn seat...or do you have to replace the entire
spicket. had a guy at the store tell me that today's pickets have the
stem/seat nut factory sealed...and if you open (break) the seal...you will
get leaking from the stem nut ?
Try "spigot", I don't know what a "sigot" is.
I've repaired or replaced many a spigot. The
dumbest thing I've seen is when someone leaves
a hose connected to a freeze proof outdoor spigot
or faucet in winter weather.
No, the dumbest thing is when the neighbor leaves a frozen open-ended
hose attached, the wife turns the spigot on full and then walks away
when no water comes out.
Guess what happened during a January thaw while they were away for the
Almost as dumb, when they leave the hose connected,
they usually leave the faucet on and the hose nozzle
turned off. This allows the water to freeze all the
way back inside the wall and burst the valve inside
the basement or crawl space. Here's what I'm referring
The valve seat is actually on the other side of the wall.
not if itsd soldered on at the walls surface.
locally the valves were soldered out of wall, put in place then
those valves are easier repaired.
new washers, and a 5 buck seat grindinmg tool can repair the valves
good as new for 10 years, then you can do it again.
a good female friend was visiting and reported her outside valve was
leaking bad. at the stem. the water ran indoors along the wall and
close to the main service breakerr cabinet.
my valve happened to be loeaking at the stem so I showed her how to
tighten the packing nut.
she went home and asked to borrow her hubbys wrench, he got mad and
claimed she would break valve.
1/.4 turn later the leak stopped he had nothing to say:)
You can probably rebuild the hose bib and stop the leak for a while, but
what I like to do is retire the damn things and replace them with ball
valves. One quarter of a turn to full on and no leaks, no washers to futz
If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent.
I've replaced faucet washers for outdoor spigots. Never heard of a packing
nut being factory done, and can't change it later. May I suggest shut off
the water, pull the packing nut, and see if the faucet washer is damaged.
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