How do I fix the Valve on this Spicket?

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Old 05-02-13, 09:50 AM
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How do I fix the Valve on this Spicket?

Hi. I recently noticed that the handle on this spicket felt loose. I saw a screw in the center of the valve. I tried righty tighty to get the valve to close tight. Doing this did not seem to work, loosening the screw did not seem to help either. There is one small space in the turning where the water almost completely stops but one small additional turn opens the valve again.

Ho do I fix this? Thanks.
 
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Old 05-02-13, 11:13 AM
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Its a frost free hose bib and has internal threads near the washer.

In my experience most of the time the hose was left on during the winter. This causes the hose bib to expand from ice/frozen....This expands the outer threads so the steam threads do not meet anymore.

Kind of like a stripped bolt....

You need to replace the hose bib.

At least it did not burst the pipe... Otherwise you would have a flood.....

May be hard to see but where it says extended stem and just left you see the threads...



 
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Old 05-02-13, 11:25 AM
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hi. thanks for your response. i am pretty sure i shut the valve off at the end of the fall last year. i know i removed the hose.

anyway, i shut the valve off for the spicket's water source. i completely unscrewed the center screw. i pulled and turned the handle to the left, but i cannot get the handle off of the faucet.

someone mentioned a faucet handle puller. would that help?

based on your figure, will i have to replace up to and including the hose bib stem valve? thank you for your advice.
 
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Old 05-02-13, 11:34 AM
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You probably need to replace the whole hose bib. If what you say is true that you turn tight to turn the water off and it keeps turning, then its the internal threads.
 
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