Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-02-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Hi All,

I have a faucet outside for my yard that is leaking.. It is leaking when I turn the water on... Looks like it's leaking from the stem(See pics).

I would like to rebuild it if possible and fix it rather than replace because of the story below.

Story: second day in the house, I had the same issue in the garage. Eager to wash my car I decide to fix it.. I go to home depot and they say unscrew the old faucet, install the new one.. Problem is old one was welded... I had to replace copper tubing which wasn't bad but with the setup upstairs I don't have the room to do it...

Can someone help?



Thanks!!
Attached Thumbnails
Repairing leaky outside faucet...-img00344-20100802-2038.jpg   Repairing leaky outside faucet...-img00343-20100802-2038.jpg  

jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 401
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


1st. That ground clamp is not hooked up to any wire. What happened to the wire?
2nd. Remove that big bonnet nut under the knob then unscrew the stem. If you can see what washers need to be replaced, then replace them. If it is perplexing go to a plumbing supply or plumbers shop show them your problem. The help at Homies or Blowes will strike out on this one.

plumberinlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by plumberinlaw View Post
1st. That ground clamp is not hooked up to any wire. What happened to the wire?
2nd. Remove that big bonnet nut under the knob then unscrew the stem. If you can see what washers need to be replaced, then replace them. If it is perplexing go to a plumbing supply or plumbers shop show them your problem. The help at Homies or Blowes will strike out on this one.
Thanks.. I'm sure I could figure out.. Just wanted to make sure it was the right nut to remove(Which other could it be right?)

Also... I don't know what happened to the wire, it's a new house and I'm trying to correct some of the half assed jobs/maintanence items the other owners left.
jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #4
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 7,033
Rewards Points: 2,252
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by plumberinlaw View Post
1st. That ground clamp is not hooked up to any wire. What happened to the wire?
2nd. Remove that big bonnet nut under the knob then unscrew the stem. If you can see what washers need to be replaced, then replace them. If it is perplexing go to a plumbing supply or plumbers shop show them your problem. The help at Homies or Blowes will strike out on this one.
Need I mention to shut off the water supply valve first?
TheEplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 10:45 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEplumber View Post
Need I mention to shut off the water supply valve first?
Lol... I got that part covered :D
jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:23 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 401
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEplumber View Post
Need I mention to shut off the water supply valve first?
your no fun.
plumberinlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:29 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Hey guys, one more question. What does the ground wire do with the faucet, should I fix it?
jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:36 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 401
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by jmejiaa View Post
Hey guys, one more question. What does the ground wire do with the faucet, should I fix it?
I am not that good with electricity but if there is a short circuit in the house that should take it to ground. Much better than your body taking it to ground. perhaps that question in the electrical forum could clear this up
plumberinlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:38 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Thanks, I will post there and link to this thread for the pics+more info...

I'll try and get this leak fixed today
jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #10
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 7,033
Rewards Points: 2,252
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by jmejiaa View Post
Hey guys, one more question. What does the ground wire do with the faucet, should I fix it?
It could be telephone ground. I'm not a electrician but I thought they grounded through a 6' rod
TheEplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 08:31 PM   #11
Owner
 
LateralConcepts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 998
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEplumber View Post
It could be telephone ground. I'm not a electrician but I thought they grounded through a 6' rod
Yep they do. I went to a job one time and found a 6' ground rod that had been hammered right through the guys sewer line. Camera showed shards of PVC, dirt, rock, and the ground rod. Think it was Ma Bell. Pretty sure he never recouped the money to fix it.
__________________
Brad Penske, Operations Manager - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Lateral
CONCEPTS, LLC - Sewer & Septic Line - Video Inspection, Locating, Consulting
(208) 818-8241
Like us on Facebook!
LateralConcepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 2,041
Rewards Points: 1,002
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Looks like the packing is gone. Back off the bonnet nut, wrap some packing (looks like black string) around stem, tighten up bonnet nut, and hopefully it will have stopped leaking. May be easier than finding a washer to fit the stem.
bob22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


So I got it off but home depot does not sell this washer. The guy told me I wouldn't be able to find it.... Take a look at the pic..

If possible I'd like to fix it as I would have to destroy the basement ceiling to get to the copper tubing to put in a new faucet....
Attached Thumbnails
Repairing leaky outside faucet...-img00372-20100807-1005.jpg  
jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 10:16 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 401
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by plumberinlaw View Post
1st. That ground clamp is not hooked up to any wire. What happened to the wire?
2nd. Remove that big bonnet nut under the knob then unscrew the stem. If you can see what washers need to be replaced, then replace them. If it is perplexing go to a plumbing supply or plumbers shop show them your problem. The help at Homies or Blowes will strike out on this one.
Hommies= Home Depot
Blowes= Lowes
Go to plumbing supply (The place most of the plumbers go)
plumberinlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 10:18 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Repairing leaky outside faucet...


Quote:
Originally Posted by plumberinlaw View Post
Hommies= Home Depot
Blowes= Lowes
Go to plumbing supply (The place most of the plumbers go)
I got it...

Followed this video and just used teflon!


jmejiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leaky bathroom faucet; how do I change washer yummy mummy Plumbing 21 01-28-2012 01:13 PM
Leaky Delta bathtub faucet DOW Plumbing 4 01-04-2009 08:33 AM
Leaky Bathroom Faucet w No Markings cmcwittig Plumbing 6 12-23-2008 09:55 PM
Quick leaky faucet question JPfixit Plumbing 5 12-09-2008 11:21 AM
Help Repairing a 25 Year Old Delta Shower Faucet shapeshifter Plumbing 5 07-07-2008 08:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.