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Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

Posted by misspistachio (mixed_nuts42@hotmail.com) on
Mon, Jul 26, 10 at 20:52

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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RE: Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

Loosen the packing nut on the valve stem.


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RE: Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

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


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RE: Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

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


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RE: Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

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


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RE: Outdoor faucet too hard to turn the knob

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
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