How do I fix a leaky outdoor faucet

+6
Answered
HELP, MY WATER BILL IS RISING AND MY OUTDOOR FAUCET IS CONSTANTLY LEAKING, I CAN'T AFFORD A PLUMBER AND NEED TO FIX THIS COSTLY PROBLEM MYSELF !!!!
  9 answers
  • Arrowhead Plumbing Arrowhead Plumbing on Jun 03, 2013
    Hi Cindy. You can shut the water off to the hose bibb. The valve should be near the water heater, underneath a sink or an access panel. Put a picture on Hometalk so I can take a look at the type of hose bibb that you have.
  • Vincent Plumbing Vincent Plumbing on Jun 03, 2013
    If you can - unscrew the whole thing and take it to hardware store or big box and have them match it up and replace the entire hose bib. They are not expensive.
  • H.O. Electric H.O. Electric on Jun 03, 2013
    I would look for a shutoff in the basement and shut it off there when you want to. Otherwise, you could screw on an additional shut off on top of your existing hose bib.
  • Gayle Valverde Gayle Valverde on Jun 04, 2013
    Attach a hose with a hose nozzle on it, which can then be twisted to the OFF position. I'm with Vincent though...they are pretty cheap to replace. :)
  • Agrees with Arrowhead and Vincent Plumbing
  • Shirley Shirley on Feb 25, 2015
    Cindy: I would take a pic of your faucet you wish to fix, go to Lowes or Home Depot with pic and get parts required and ask them how to fix. They should have someone on their staff to help you. Good luck
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Aug 02, 2015
    Have you even gotten a quote from a plumber?
  • Flora Flora on Nov 27, 2015
    It mostly likely new a new washer inserted.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 07, 2020

    Hello. I would consider replacing it. They are very inexpensive.