I really need help with my outdoor Woodford faucet. It is leaking, actually so much that when I went into our basement, I could hear water running even when there was no water on in the house. It is leaking from the spigot not the handle. So, I removed the handle, the packing nut, old packing and then the stem. I took it to our local hardware store where hw fixed me up with a new washer & packing nut. I removed the screw and crumbled old washer from the end of the tube/small pipe. It was kind of a weird one as it was not on the end, it fits into a small tunnel like space. When I tried to fit the nut into the space it was real difficult - maybe he gave me one that was too large. I did finally get it in and replaced the screw and put the faucet back together with the new packing. I now seem to hear the water running even more and the hose has a good drip/flow coming out. Do I need to change out that entire tube thing, or perhaps, I should go back and give another washer a try, assuming that the damage to the current washer makes it as bad as the old one? I would take a photo, but, it is night time, can do so in the morn if it would help. The end is different from those I have seen on youtube videos. It kind of looks like I might need a special washer that actually has two flat ends opposite each other. There are slim solid pieces of metal on opposite sides that made the washer I had difficult to fit in as it causes to flatish areas in the washer area. http://www.griggindustries.com/page2.html shows a drwing that pretty matches -(part #357XX).
Thanks for any help!