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mx13 04-08-2007 11:31 AM

Repair outdoor faucet?
 
I let my outdoor Mansfield frostproof faucet leak for too long, and the seat is now visibly damaged, so it won't seal completely even with a new washer. I have a home repair book that suggests using a seat grinder to restore the surface of a damaged faucet, but the illustration shows a bathroom type faucet. Anyone know if a grinder is available that can reach into a frostproof faucet, or will it be necessary to replace the faucet?

I don't know the model number (looked briefly, maybe I missed it if it's not conspicuous). It takes a 1/2" washer (size 00).

Thanks,
Mike

Ron The Plumber 04-08-2007 01:59 PM

You will need to replace, sorry to tell you that.

Brik 04-09-2007 09:29 AM

Yea, those seats can be 12" or more deep inside.

Seats can also be replaced but I doubt that the frost proof sillcock has a replaceable seat.

Sammy 04-09-2007 06:08 PM

Not sure if the seat is replaceable but hey, its already leaking right?

Call em and ask for tech support at 877-850-3060

See what they say.. That seat had to get in there somehow....


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