Fixing a leaky frost-proof exterior faucet is a straightforward task and the method will vary depending on where the leak is coming from. An exterior faucet may leak from the handle, the spout and in some designs, from the vacuum breaker. While the fixes for each of these types of leaks vary, the methods are still relatively simple.Continue Reading
The following shows how to troubleshoot and fix leaky frost-proof exterior faucets.
If the frost-proof faucet has a leaky vacuum breaker valve (usually located on top of the faucet behind the handle), replace the vacuum breaker valve entirely. If any of the fixes shown above do not fix the leak, the entire faucet may have to be replaced.Learn more about Plumbing