Archives for December 2013

How to Repair a Frost Proof Faucet

Leaking Packing Nut The packing nut is located at the end of the faucet, underneath the handle. A loose packing nut will allow water to leak from the end of the faucet. Remove the retaining screw from the handle of the faucet. Pull the handle off the faucet. The packing nut is exposed. Hold the […]

Frost Proof and Freeze Proof Plumbing

Frost-proofing your outdoor faucets will help keep water insulated and help shield from freezing temperatures outside. Using a long valve stem, you’ll keep the water from being exposed to the elements. Repairing a frost-proof outdoor faucet involves disassembling the parts so they can be examined and replaced if necessary. The main thing to remember when […]