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Old 06-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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leaky spigot

my spigot is leaking right from the faucet.. I assume I need to replace washer...I closed off water...removed handle...loosened nut but cannot loosen front of spigot. I am using a wrench to hold the back of the spigot and someone else is trying to loosen with another wrench..turning counterclockwise...I DO NOT want to break anything because I am trying to save the cash. Can anyone help me out with a remedy to loosen this front part so that I can replace the washer and move on with life....thanks for your time.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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leaky spigot

Is it a frost free or just a standard sillcock?

If it's just a sillcock, i'd pull it off and replace it if you can't get to the bibb washer. (see below!)

* Turn off water and relieve pressure.

* Remove screws from siding

* Cut away caulking and pull sillcock away from siding

* Gently use vice grips to hold the pipe out of the siding to prevent it from disappearing when you remove the sillcock

* Use two crescent wrenches to remove sillcock from threaded adapter

* Teflon tape on threaded adapter

* Use two crescent wrenches to thread sillcock to threaded adapter

* Turn on water check for leaks

* Remove vice grips

* Re-caulk behind sillcock

* Re-secure with screws

Ta - dah

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thanks for the reply Alan,
this spigot is in my garage. don' know if it's standard or frost free. I doesnt look like I can get it off the pipe without removing the front first..which is the problem! I am afraid to twist it too hard and break the soldering. I have sprayed wd40 but it hasn't worked
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