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How do I change a spigot valve?

Last Updated: 8th April, 2020

How to Replace an Outdoor Water Spigot
  1. Locate the water shut-off valve.
  2. Shut off the water supply by turning the water shut-off valve clockwise.
  3. Open the spigot to drain the remaining water.
  4. Remove the spigot by firmly grasping both the spigot and the supplying pipe and twisting the spigot counterclockwise.

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Furthermore, how do I fix a leaky spigot?

To replace an outdoor faucet washer:

  1. Turn the water off to the faucet.
  2. Unscrew the packing nut by turning it counterclockwise.
  3. Pull the handle and stem out of the faucet housing.
  4. Remove the screw on the end of the stem that holds the rubber washer.
  5. Replace the rubber washer on the stem with one of the same size.

what is a spigot? A spigot is a faucet, a device to turn water on and off. In the U.S., most of us call an indoor valve (in the kitchen or bathroom) a faucet, and the outdoor one a spigot. In other English-speaking places, a spigot is a plug inserted in a cask, or one end of a pipe.

what is a Sillcock?

A sillcock (or hose bibb) is an outdoor water faucet that is located and attached to the exterior of a house. Sillcocks are nothing more than spigots that you'll find coming out of your house. They essentially have a spout in which to connect hoses to or just access tap water while outside.

How do you remove a stem from a hose bib?

Turn the hose bib handle 1/4 turn open. Loosen the Packing Nut (see illus below). As you turn it, the Stem will probably turn with it, if not, turn both Stem and Packing Nut in the same direction till the Stem/Packing Nut assembly comes out of the faucet body.

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  1. Locate the water shut-off valve.
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