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Old 04-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys, visiting my parents today and need to replace their outdoor faucet / hose bib since it has been dripping. My local hardware store didn't sell replacement washers so I just bought a brand new hose bib for about $8.

It is an old house, and pictured below is the actual faucet I'm trying to replace. Anyways, I tried to remove the nut in the center of the handle and it is rusted on pretty well and won't come off. Either way, it doesn't matter I believe since I need to remove the whole hose bib.

I know people can put a number on their internal plumbing if they don't remove it correctly (by rotating their copper pipes by trying to unscrew the hose bib), but this old outdoor hose bib has no screws to hold onto, and I don't know how to safely remove it.

Do I just take some channel lock pliers and rotate the whole apparatus counter-clockwise? Or is there something else I need to do? Please help, I kind of need to get this done today. Take care
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I'm guessing that is not screwed on but sweated.
Do you have access to the basement or where that pipe is coming out of the house?

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Hey guys, visiting my parents today and need to replace their outdoor faucet / hose bib since it has been dripping. My local hardware store didn't sell replacement washers so I just bought a brand new hose bib for about $8.
Whoa nellie! Back that train up a few stops.

Open the valve (by way of the rusted screw and bonnet).
Take the stem assembly out.
Take that to the store and get a washer *that will fit**

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Oh man, thanks guys, I had no idea what I was doing and I'm glad I asked. I will try to take the valve assembly out by way of the rusted nut and get a replacement washer instead of going the harder more difficult route of removing this frost free attachment. Thanks a bunch, saved me from making a huge mistake.
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