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Faucet Repair

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

  1. How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet

    You don't have to put up with the slow drip from a leaky faucet, nor with the growing stain it often leaves in the tub or shower. Fix it now and you'll prevent those headaches and save on you water bill too. The entire job, with special tools, may set you back a bit of cash, but doing it yourself ...

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  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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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