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Faucet Repair

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

  1. How to Repair a Kitchen 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, even for a plumbing novice. So stop putting up with the annoying drip and let's fix that thing.

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  1. 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 steps.

  2. 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 is already badly worn.

  3. How to Fix a Leaking Sink Sprayer


    Sink sprayers can develop leaks just like any other water line, but they're trickier to spot. The solution usually involves replacing either the spray head or the spray head and hose together.

  4. Fix Leaks at the Garden Hose Spigot


    When hose connection vacuum breakers start to spray water, it's a sign they need replacing—and for that you'll need a metal drill bit and a steady hand.

  5. How to Fix a Leaky Faucet: Frost-Proof Faucet


    A leaking frost-proof faucet can waste a lot of water, but fixes are simple, whether the problem is the faucet stem washer assembly, the vacuum breaker, or just a loose retaining nut.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 pipe with a blowout valve to a convenient spot.

  8. Slow Running Water: Unclog the Aerator


    If your spray head has a weak flow, the problem is usually a clogged inlet screen or aerator. We show you how to fix these and troubleshoot other possible causes as well.

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