Woodford faucet repair


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Old 05-29-24, 08:04 AM
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Woodford faucet repair

  • I have a Woodford outside model 14 faucet. The long brass rod between the handle/knob and the valve has separated from the valve. Looking for ideas on how to get the valve out.
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If you can grab it with needle nose pliers you are in luck. If it separated way in back near the valve I'd replace the whole thing.
 
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Thanks Pilot. It's at the back of a 3/4 tube bout a foot long. All that is inside the house behind walls and under a floor. Thinking bout a long lag screw. Not sure what those things sit in to be water tight.

I have a replacement and the techs said the valve does come out the front. Maybe something will be more telling with it in front of me.
 
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Take a look at the faucet's diagrams. There is a long rod going back to the valve. At the end is a splined ball joint. Around that joint is a small opening where the water passes. You may be able to weld a deck screw to a long rod to be able to reach the valve. Most lag screws, except the very smallest will be too big. I'd use a #6-10 deck or wood screw. Luckily at the back of the faucet at the valve it's only a push pull movement so you don't have to try rotating anything.

Depending on where you shaft broke will give a clue to the size of screw you can try. If it broke in the hollow part of the shaft you have about a 3/16" hole in the center of the shaft to try and hit with your screw. Another option is to get your screw screwed into the annular opening around the shaft.
 
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You might also try a long piece of all-thread. Not sure the size of the screw that fell out, but some 1/4" or smaller all-thread might catch enough.
 
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The whole rod came out so I have the spleened end. I'll try the construction screw.
But you're figuring that valve will just pull out the front of the tube if I can get a good pull on it?

​​​​​​Thanks for the ideas.
 
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That end of the valve simply moves in and out. No turning is needed. You just need to get ahold of it somehow. If it's dry it can take some force to pull it out. If you can get some lubricant back there it probably would help.
 
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Ok. Thanks Pilot. Should a chance at it today.
Parts are on the way. I've got three of those on the house. This is the only one broken so far. We use them all a lot.
 
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Here is what you are trying to fish out. If your rod pulled out there is about a 1/4" hole where it used to be that you can try to get a screw into. If that doesn't work there is the annular opening around the center you should be able to get a deck or wood screw into.
 
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Ok. That helps a lot. I haven't seen that valve. Probably simpler when I get this all in front of me. Will give your suggestions a try. Parts hit a snag coming in, but just a small hangup.

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