Outdoor frost-proof faucets eventually develop a squeal when you turn the handle. The brass stem threads are rubbing against the brass threads in the housing. If there's a shutoff valve for the faucet, close it. Otherwise, shut off the main valve. To get rid of the squeal, apply a dollop of plumber’s grease.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- 4-in-1 screwdriver
- Adjustable wrench
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Plumber's grease