Freezeproof faucet


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Old 07-25-06, 10:56 AM
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Freezeproof faucet

I have a freezeproof faucet outside that is dripping when turned off.I have turned off the shutoff inside and taken the handle off and removed the part that holds the stem in but can't pull the stem out.Is there some trick to get it out to get to the washer?
 
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Old 07-25-06, 11:55 AM
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Just a guess, but try using the handle to unscrew the stem. The washer should be on the end of the stem, and the stem is probably threaded at the washer end.
 
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Old 07-25-06, 01:28 PM
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Okay thanks.I tried that before but was afraid to break the handle which is plastic.I may see if a metal handle fits on it and try that.
 
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Old 07-25-06, 07:10 PM
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Is the dripping constant, or just for a few seconds after you turn it off? If the latter, this is normal, as the water has to drain out of the tube in order to be "freeze proof".
 
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Old 07-25-06, 07:50 PM
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It was dripping constantly.I got the stem out and the washer is bad.The screw holding the washer won't easily come loose so I have sprayed oil on it with hopes it will come loose.Then the rest should be easy.Thanks.
 
 

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