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leaking outdoor hose

Posted by marvelousmarvin (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 9, 07 at 7:54

My outdoor hose is always leaking, even when I'm not using it. There will be a few drops coming out, near where the on/off valve is, and out of the hose itself. Plus, when you do use the hose, even more water sprays around it. How difficult is something like this to fix, and how much to fix. I want to get an idea of what this entails before I call somebody in.


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RE: leaking outdoor hose

the water hose? put a washer in the female end, or replace the hose.

for the hose bib itself, you can either repack it, or replace it. sometimes it helps just to tighten the nut. look right under the handle, you will see a nut around the handle. tighten this a little and see if the drip stops.

if you replace the hose bib, turn off the main supply to the house, remove the bib, then put some fresh teflon tape or pipe dope on the threads of the nipple from teh wall, and screw on the new bib. then turn ont eh main supply and check for leaks.

no need to call some one in for either item.


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