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MrAnderson1981
Leaky outside faucet without packing nut, not sure what type of faucet.
MrAnderson1981

My house was built in 1978 and I have a faucet attached to the back side of the house that I never use. Anyways it has been leaking slightly the last few days and I cannot get it to stop leaking. I read all the tips on how to fix it and that is probably a leaky gasket. However the issue is this faucet doesn't have a packing nut, it's just one solid piece of material. So if anyone can identify the type of faucet I have and how to repair it I would greatly appreciate it.

I would attach a picture but seems every time I do it says its invalid….

Thank you

A. Spruce
Re: Leaky outside faucet without packing nut, not sure what type of faucet.
A. Spruce

Due to massive spam problems, TOH has disabled the ability to upload images to their server, you have to use and outside host for images, then link them here using the image attachment icon.

dj1
Re: Leaky outside faucet without packing nut, not sure what type of faucet.
dj1

If you know how to fix it, just replace the inner washer, otherwise:

The quickest and least frustrating way to remedy the situation is to replace the hose bib. For under than $5 you can find a new hose bib that would fit. There are multiple sizes and types...get the one that will fit your supply connector. Make sure to use white teflon tape or pipe dope on the thread.

Still having questions? get help from a handyman or a plumber.

ed21
Re: Leaky outside faucet without packing nut, not sure what type of faucet.
ed21

I've seen frost proof faucets that use O rings instead of a packing nut. Take it apart and see if you can find replacement O rings. Ace hardware stores carry a lot of different sizes.

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