Faucet Repair

Faucet repair how-tos and advice to fix any faucet in your home.

Outdoor Faucet Repair: Fix a Noisy Faucet

A dollop of plumber's grease is the best bet for curing the squealing that eventually develops on older, outdoor frost-proof faucets.

Faucet Repair projects

  • How to Repair a Noisy Outdoor Faucet

    An unusually noisy outdoor faucet may be due to something as simple as a worn-out washer. To find out, disassemble the faucet from the outside,…

  • How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

    You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. We'll show you how. The repair is a lot easier than you might think,…

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  • Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Aerator

    Low water pressure may not be the reason for weak water flow from faucets. Check for a clogged aerator. You can fix it in 5 minutes.

  • How to Simply Fix Loose Faucet Handles

    A loose faucet handle will gradually grind away the valve stem that it's screwed to, and should be tightened. Here's a trick to use if the stem…

  • Shower Faucet Installation

    Wondering how to replace a shower valve when valve access is bad or nonexistent, when the old pipes are galvanized steel, and when you want to…

  • How to Install an Outdoor Faucet

    Make watering your lawn or garden easier with a remote outside faucet. Instead of dragging long lengths of hose, run a permanent underground…

  • How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

    The toughest part of replacing a kitchen faucet is removing the old one. Unexpected problems always pop up—corroded pipes,…

  • How to Install a Frost-Proof Outdoor Faucet

    Frost-proof, anti-siphon sill cock faucets prevent winter water-line freeze-ups and stop unsanitary water from contaminating the water system.…

  • How to Stop a Freeze-Proof Faucet From Leaking

    A dripping freeze-proof faucet doesn't have to be replaced. Learn how to take it apart and replace the rubber washer in just a few easy…

  • Quickly Fix Leaky Cartridge-Type Faucets

    We'll take the mystery out of cartridge-type faucets and show you how to fix them yourself. Regardless of where the faucet is leaking, you can…

  • How to Replace a Faucet and Waste Line

    Replacing a bathroom faucet and waste line can quickly get complicated. Learn the shortcuts and tricks that professional plumbers use to make…

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