Prevent freezing pipes and outdoor faucets

Frozen Water Pipes Beware the unexpected cold snap or a deep freeze. Frozen water pipes are a serious risk during very cold winter weather. When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure is enough to rupture most any pipe filled with water which […]

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 […]

How to Adjust or Repair a Frost Free or Freeze Proof

A dripping frost free or freeze proof yard hydrant is more than an unsightly water waster. It is a potentially major problem. This is because a dripping frost free hydrant is no longer frost free. The above ground portion is filled with water and will freeze and potentially burst in cold weather. Instructions Adjustment Worn […]