Frostless valve ?


Old 06-03-01, 03:41 PM
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I have a frost free valve outide that when you shut it off, it appears to be stripped out inside because we can't get it to shut tight. It just keeps releasing when it is almost shut off. I hope I don't have to tear into the house to replace the whole assembly. Is it likely that just replacing the stem assembly by undoing the nut on the neck will repair the problem? I hope so
Old 06-03-01, 06:46 PM
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No problemo.
A "frost-free" spigot just has a long stem inside a barrel that has a regular faucet washer recessed on the end of it.
Turn OFF the water to the spigot line, unscrew the cap around the stem on the outer end of the barrel, pull out the handle and stem, and replace the washer.
Should solve your problem. Easy.
Good Luck!

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