Outdoor Faucet Leaks

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brewer79

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My front yard faucet leaks (from the threaded area), by the looks of it I think it might need a new washer or a whole new fitting since this one is original to the house. I have no idea how to go about fixing this because I'm afraid I might do something stupid and make it worse and have to call a plumber.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Where is the main water shutoff to the house?

There are a series of packing and washers, and you need to disassemble to find out the exact sizes.
 

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Where is the main water shutoff to the house?

There are a series of packing and washers, and you need to disassemble to find out the exact sizes.

Well I have two points of shut off. I have a shut off valve directly behind that pipe in my utility room. A few feet below that is the main feed. So it’s just a matter of which knob since it’s all right there, the faucet or or the main.
 

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What climate do you live in? If you live where it freezes now might be the time to replace it with a Freeze-proof faucet.
 

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Try tightening the packing nut first. That is a common problem on hose bibs. If that doesn't fix it, you may need to replace washers and O-rings.
 

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I think it frost free.
There are still washers and O-rings. On a frost free the washer is at the back of the faucet inside the house. There are O-rings at the packing nut to seal it from leaking when you turn the water on.



 
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