Stuck washer in outside spicket

oregonduckzAugust 14, 2010

I have a problem. The outside spigot/spicket had a slow leak. When I took it apart the small washer that is screwed into the end (12 inches long) is now stuck with the screw inside the pipe. I tried to pull it out by screwing the rod back on but it's not working.

Does anyone know how to get the screw and stuck washer out.

Thanks Jim

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Sound like a frost proof valve.

Just try pulling on the long pipe/rod with eh faucet washer on the end.

It sounds like the screw holding the washer is wedged into the valve seat.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 10:30AM
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Is the valve soldered in or is it threaded on. If its threaded then you can unscrew the entire valve.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 4:43PM
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turn the water back on and stand back. the water pressure will probably shoot the both of them out

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 7:07PM
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Try tapping straight down on it to see if that breaks it loose enough for a screwdriver to remove it.If that doesn't work, if you can't grip it with needle-nose pliers, you might get a small chisel and hammer and try to tap it around counter-clockwise to remove it.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 9:29AM
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Instead of repairing a frost free, a plumber told me it's just easier to replace the whole thing. Something to do with the clearance to slide out the stem. Note that the new ones at home depot can be a bit wider in one part of the shaft, so you may have to bore the hole out a bit more.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 10:35AM
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