Hi ..I am a newbie on this site and although I am familiar with the structure of this forum ...this is my first posting.
I have a leaky faucet which is soldered onto the pipe of course . When I hook the hose onto it ..then turn on the tap ..I am getting a heavy leak through the handle of the faucet. Is it possible to ..shut off the water ...loosen the nut on the faucet and whined some packing inside the valve and then tighten it back up? Will that eliminate the leak or do I have to call a plumber and change the faucet ? The faucet doesn't leak when it's off .
Or is the job of replacing the faucet easier than I think ..I haven't done any soldering before .