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Question DetailsAsked on 7/19/2015

Outside water faucets dripping

Both faucets are 25 years old and dripping.

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If you are into DIY jobs, just shutting off the water, taking them apart, hand reaming to reface the seat, and putting in new valve cup washer and stem gasket should take care of it.

Otherwise - plumber. If access to connecting pipe is fair, he will likely just replace it (cheaper considering labor) if the pipe it is connected to is readily accessible for soldering or to get a pipe wrench on or cut (for copper, galvanized, plastic respectively).

Your Search the List category is Plumbing - total cost likely $100-200 range (except for very high-cost large cities) for both if in a warm climate and decent access to the connecting pipe, additional $50-100 for frost-free faucets if in an area with significantly below-freezing temperatures. Foam bonnets over the faucets can protect to maybe 10-20 degrees - below that, or for faucets in freezing areas coming out of unheated or cold rooms like garages or crawlspaces, then you should use a frost-free faucet.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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