Re: leaking valve stem on frost proof faucet
Posted by Nick on June 27, 2003 at 09:12:45:
In response to Re: leaking valve stem on frost proof faucet
Technology has come a long way, but not necessarily with valves. The packing nut needs to be tightened around the stem, if that doesn't do it, the packing needs to be replaced.

Good luck

: My frost proof faucet on the front of my home leaks around the valve stem only when I open the valve to
: run water. It does not leak when the faucet is shut off. The unit is mounted through the concrete block
: foundation of the single level house. I would like to know how to repair the leak. Forty years ago,
: I repacked leaking valve stems in ship board water systems (I was on a ship in the Coast Guard) with
: wax or graphite impregnated string about the size of shoe laces. If that is still the technology, I can
: handle that OK, but I suspect technology has changed. Any advice will be appreciated.




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