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Outdoor Water Spigot Repair

Outdoor water spigots usually take many years without any service, until that moment when water begins to drip from the handle, and you have make some repairs. The process of fixing it is more straightforward, as long as the sprout is not too corroded to take to bits.

Spigots usually have an essential compression valve that fastens the washer onto the valve seat when you turn the handle. You will notice some leaks when the washer around the handle wears out. To make an outdoor water spigot repair, you have to remove the packing nut.

How to Repair Your Outdoor Water Spigot

If you have just realized that your spigot is leaking, you may decide to make a minor repair like replacing the washer or having a complete repair of your valve. To perform an outdoor water spigot repair use the following steps;

  • Turn off the water from flowing to the faucet by either turning off the main water supply to your house or by the inner valve that controls the water line
  • Unscrew the packing nut that is below the handle of the spigot using a wrench. If that will not work, spray the area with a lubricant.
  • Pull off the bolt and the valve out of the faucet housing. Turn over the valve and unscrew the washer at the end using a screwdriver. Pull it off using a flat-head screwdriver and make new replacements.
  • Unscrew the handle from the valve using a screwdriver and pull off the packing bolt if the source of the leaks is coming from the handle. Consider replacing the packing washer if there is one.
  • Push the valve back to its faucet position, screw on the nut and tighten with a wrench. Replace the handle and tighten the screw. Turn on your water and have fun.