The hose spigot on my house leaks from the handle end, as you can see here:
When I took it apart, the lower washer looked intact:
However, I could not disassemble it any further to inspect the upper washer (which I assume is there, but who knows). It looks like the handle and the valve with the washer on it might be one piece (but, again, who knows).
The house is seventy years old, and I'm assuming the spigot is original. The questions are:
- Repair or replace?
- Either way, is this a reasonable DIY job for a plumbing novice?