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A 4" block of pressure-treated wood, or cedar. A drill. A frost-free-sillcock 4" longer than the connection to the pipe inside to the outside wall surface. Some screws, type dependent on wall materials. Paint. Optional on cedar for certain values of "finished look"
There are about 5 steps to this and it's easier if you have a breakdown diagram. The pictured hose bib is a Prier, probably a C-138 Two for the price of one, first section is how to replace the seat washer, second to repair stem leakage. Note: The Handle, Stem, Stuffing Box, Packing Nut, Packing Nut Seal and Seat Washer all come out as one complete ...
There are two nuts. One is the packing nut, right under the handle. It tightness the packing around the stem and keeps water from leaking around the stem. The second nut, called the bonnet nut, below the parking nut on the body of the hose bib, keeps you from opening the valve so far that it falls off leaving you with a mess! You cannot take the stem out ...
...and following on my comment, locking pliers would be my gripping tool of choice. this flavor with curved jaws: Not this flavor with straight jaws. However, for the level of stuck you have, I would also use a hammer, in conjunction with the locking pliers - put the things on so they are like this picture looking from above, quite tightly. Tap, don't ...
Turning the water off and on and getting the air bubbles back out of the pipes often loosens up "crud" in the pipes. Some of that crud may be stuck in the sealing part of the valve. Try opening it all the way and running for a while, perhaps removing the aerator first. You might get lucky and have it work free of the valve mechanism. In many cases the ...
I had the same problem. The new one I found had a point in the top o-ring because there was a plastic defect where the seams came together like extra plastic or blade. I scraped that off and then the o-ring was flat all the way around. No leaks.
The whole purpose of the Woodford Model 17 faucet is to have year around use without bursting. Per their website: The freeze-less Model 17 is designed and intended for year-round residential irrigation purposes regardless of outside temperature. This faucet will not rupture from freezing when the valve is shut off and the hose is removed. The Model 17 ...
The question I would ask is, was the shutoff value in the basement off? If the valve in the basement is shutoff it does not matter if the hose had a nozzle or not. I do not know where you are located, but if the temperature is above 45, turn it on slowly and see if it leaks, but if the shutoff valve was turned off, I think you are in good shape.
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