How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

If you have a leaky outdoor faucet, why is it no matter how hard you turn the valve it doesn’t turn off the water?  Depending on what type of valve you have, the problem could be rooted in a few different areas so check out this video and we’ll show you how to Fix it in 15:00.

While not all water valves are the same, they’re built with the same type of mechanical functions and feature many of the same parts.  One key component to just about any valve is the o ring.  What is an o ring, exactly?  Well, it’s typically a rubber circular gasket that you can be found at different points throughout a valve system.  Because they’re made of rubber and are exposed to moisture constantly, they have a tendency to deteriorate over time.  Fortunately, they’re pretty cheap to replace.

Here are the steps to stop that hose spigot from leaking:

  1. Turn off the water supply to the valve in question
  2. Remove the handle on the spigot (likely with a screwdriver)
  3. Pull out the o ring and bring it to the hardware store so they can give you the same one
  4. If you have a frost-proof valve, you may want to remove the entire valve and take it with you since o rings do vary in size

Good luck with your leaking spigot repair project!

If you have a leaky outdoor faucet, why is it no matter how hard you turn the valve it doesn’t turn off the water?  Depending on what type of valve you have, the problem could be rooted in a few different areas so check out this video and we’ll show you how to Fix it in 15:00.

While not all water valves are the same, they’re built with the same type of mechanical functions and feature many of the same parts.  One key component to just about any valve is the o ring.  What is an o ring, exactly?  Well, it’s typically a rubber circular gasket that you can be found at different points throughout a valve system.  Because they’re made of rubber and are exposed to moisture constantly, they have a tendency to deteriorate over time.  Fortunately, they’re pretty cheap to replace.

Here are the steps to stop that hose spigot from leaking:

  1. Turn off the water supply to the valve in question
  2. Remove the handle on the spigot (likely with a screwdriver)
  3. Pull out the o ring and bring it to the hardware store so they can give you the same one
  4. If you have a frost-proof valve, you may want to remove the entire valve and take it with you since o rings do vary in size

Good luck with your leaking spigot repair project!