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Change a Washer on a Garden Tap

Change a Washer on a Garden Tap

In this article,We want Educate How to Change a Washer on a Garden Tap.

A leaky faucet (tap) in your home can cost you money in water bills; a leaky outdoor faucet can not only cost you money, it can cause damage to your garden and grass in addition to your home itself. Fortunately, leaky faucets of any kind are usually caused by a worn-out washer. Replacing a worn-out washer is a simple process that takes very little time and only a few common tools.


Turn off the water to your house

Remove the nut using an adjustable wrench.

Remove the screw at the end of the long valve stem using a flat-head screwdriver

Pry the old washer out carefully using a small screwdriver

Find a new washer of the same size and shape

Clean the seat where the washer will go with a small soft brush or toothpick

Insert the new washer, ensuring a snug fit

Replace the screw on the end of the valve stem

Grease the threads on the valve stem with some silicone to make the faucet turn on and off easier

Wrap the faucet threads with plumber's tape to ensure a snug fit

Tighten the packing nut

Turn on the main water valve

Inspect the spigot to ensure that there are no leaks

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