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Old 05-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Is it difficult to replace a spigot knob? In the 2nd photo the home inspector said he didn't know where the gutter downspout was draining into and said maybe an underground well, which I'd hate to think there was a well underground that I didn't know about. I wonder about digging down around the end and seeing where it's going.

oops, ignore the gutter question, just realized that should be roofing or lawn question, not plumbing.


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That style valve in most case can be repaired. Just sut off the water open up the valve, remove the handle and the stem. There's just a flat washer inside and the stem will need to be repacked.
Take the washer with you and any hardware store will have the washer and the packing for the stem.

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thanks.

This is sort of under the kitchen window, so what are my chances that the shut off for the kitchen sink will be the same as the one for the faucet?

Other than that I guess I go out by the road to the box in the ground thats the water main.
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No one here is going to be able to tell you how your house was plumbed. If your very lucky someone installed a shut off for just that sill cock. Not very likly though.
As far as your "well" most often it's simply a dug out hole and back filled with stone to act as what's called a dry well.
In that picture it looks like it just dumps on top of the ground.
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