Outdoor Faucet Problem


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Old 05-05-22, 08:09 AM
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Outdoor Faucet Problem

I have what I thought was a frost free outlet on my home. I was having a problem trying to turn it off. I tried putting it back in but every time I do its forced out when I start to turn the knob to off. I was able to install it leaving the faucet open and putting a cap on the outlet.

I bought a replacement hoping to switch the parts but my unit has a stop 6 inches in. No stores seem to have a replacement parts.
I only have one shutoff for the house so this is a PIA.




 
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Old 05-05-22, 09:03 AM
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Your sillcock is frost proof.

What model (Woodford?) is your faucet?

There are some things that don't look right in your last photo. What is the square piece on the very right? Why is the washer retaining screw sticking out so far?
 
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Thanks for the reply.

The photo of the shaft is exactly how it came out. I loosened the screw to check the washer which is still good. I dont know what the square metal piece does but it doesnt move. The knob is also frozen.
 
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Below is a diagram of the faucet. The one thing I can see from the last photo in your first post is that the washer retaining screw (part #9) is very loose.

 
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You just need to confirm the length of the faucet (going inside the house) and buy a rebuild kit, will have everything to make it new again.

Then again I'm not sure that even makes a difference, it's been a few years since I rebuilt a couple of mine.
 
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I was able to order a c repair kit from Woodford for $17. Since I live in NC my unit is made for milder temperatures so the shaft only goes in 5 inches.
thanks for the replies everyone
 
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Tightening the Packing Nut

After looking at all the videos on the Woodford site and YouTube I couldn't get the nut to thread inside the outlet.
I soon discovered that it has a left-hand thread.
Hope this info saves a person time and some grief LOL
 
 

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