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on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...can you just open the top of the
spicket and replace the worn seat...or do you have to replace the entire
spicket. had a guy at the store tell me that today's pickets have the
stem/seat nut factory sealed...and if you open (break) the seal...you will
get leaking from the stem nut ?

Thanks, TR



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Tim wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...


That would be "sigot".

A couple ones I've tried have oddly shaped stem washers that couldn't
find direct replacements for.

But, old-style packing still works.

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on 11/8/2008 2:39 PM dpb said the following:
Tim wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...


That would be "sigot".

...or spigot, in the US.

A couple ones I've tried have oddly shaped stem washers that couldn't
find direct replacements for.

But, old-style packing still works.

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dpb wrote:
Tim wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...


That would be "sigot".


Dontcha just hate it when that happens?


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on 11/8/2008 2:39 PM dpb said the following:
Tim wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...


That would be "sigot".

..or spigot, in the US.

....
Yeah, I just saw the typo, too...

At least I only did it once...

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dpb wrote:
Tim wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...


That would be "sigot".

A couple ones I've tried have oddly shaped stem washers that couldn't
find direct replacements for.

But, old-style packing still works.

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Try "spigot", I don't know what a "sigot" is.
I've repaired or replaced many a spigot. The
dumbest thing I've seen is when someone leaves
a hose connected to a freeze proof outdoor spigot
or faucet in winter weather.

TDD
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On Nov 8, 2:38�pm, "Tim" wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...can you just open the top of the
spicket and replace the worn seat...or do you have to replace the entire
spicket. �had a guy at the store tell me that today's pickets have the
stem/seat nut factory sealed...and if you open (break) the seal...you will
get leaking from the stem nut ?

Thanks, TR


is it leaking around the stem? the metal shaft.........

if so just tighten the packing nut, it will end the leak around the
shaft
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depends . Mostly it would be about 400 times eaiser to just replace it.

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on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...can you just open the top of
the spicket and replace the worn seat...or do you have to replace the
entire spicket. had a guy at the store tell me that today's pickets have
the stem/seat nut factory sealed...and if you open (break) the seal...you
will get leaking from the stem nut ?

Thanks, TR



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The Daring Dufas wrote:
dpb wrote:
Tim wrote:
on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...


That would be "sigot".

A couple ones I've tried have oddly shaped stem washers that couldn't
find direct replacements for.

But, old-style packing still works.

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Try "spigot", I don't know what a "sigot" is.
I've repaired or replaced many a spigot. The
dumbest thing I've seen is when someone leaves
a hose connected to a freeze proof outdoor spigot
or faucet in winter weather.

TDD


No, the dumbest thing is when the neighbor leaves a frozen open-ended
hose attached, the wife turns the spigot on full and then walks away
when no water comes out.

Guess what happened during a January thaw while they were away for the
weekend?
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On Nov 8, 7:06�pm, "Steve Barker DLT"
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depends . � Mostly it would be about 400 times eaiser to just replace it.

s

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on a regular outdoor water (hose) spicket...can you just open the top of
the spicket and replace the worn seat...or do you have to replace the
entire spicket. �had a guy at the store tell me that today's pickets have
the stem/seat nut factory sealed...and if you open (break) the seal...you
will get leaking from the stem nut ?


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not if itsd soldered on at the walls surface.

locally the valves were soldered out of wall, put in place then
soldered indoors.

those valves are easier repaired.

new washers, and a 5 buck seat grindinmg tool can repair the valves
good as new for 10 years, then you can do it again.

a good female friend was visiting and reported her outside valve was
leaking bad. at the stem. the water ran indoors along the wall and
close to the main service breakerr cabinet.

my valve happened to be loeaking at the stem so I showed her how to
tighten the packing nut.

she went home and asked to borrow her hubbys wrench, he got mad and
claimed she would break valve.

1/.4 turn later the leak stopped he had nothing to say


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