Originally Posted by travelover
You just need to replace the faucet washer. Google "How to replace a faucet washer".
The google info I got was regarding internal faucets.
My external faucet has a screw inside of the control "tap" (tap=circular control or what I turn to turn on/off the water).
If I turn off the water(water to the entire house), and remove this screw, will this allow me to replace any worn parts? (faucet washer)
Also, is the faucet washer rubber or metal? (as you can tell, my plumbing exp is very mininal) I have soldered coper pipes once.
Or, will I need to remove the entire "tap" or external faucet? (using blow torch etc...)
Note: this tap is 29 years old, and has been dripping for at least 2-8 years (info from previous owners)
Thanks so much for your help!