Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

misspistachioJuly 26, 2010

I just replaced our garden faucet and now I have an awful time trying to turn it off or on. Is there some way to make it easier to turn the knob??

Much Thanks

Julie

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justalurker

Loosen the packing nut on the valve stem.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 10:16PM
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hendricus

I replaced mine with a ball valve, 1/4 turn for on and off, that is a lot easier than turn, turn........

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 8:11AM
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misspistachio

Thank you for your suggestions.I like the ball valve 1/4 turn. It will make it easier for my elderly mother to use too!
Thanks again
Julie

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 12:05PM
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brickeyee

If you replace the original packing with Teflon packing it will be very easy to turn the knob.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 8:51PM
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misspistachio

I replaced my mothers faucet with the ball valve.It works great for her.Thank You!! I will now work on the other faucet to try all your sugestions.
Thank You Again
:o)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 10:16PM
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