How Do You Repair an Outside Faucet With Stripped Threads?

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Turn off the water source, disconnect any attached hose, remove the old spigot, clean the water pipe threads and install a new spigot to repair an outside faucet with stripped threads. For outside faucets with leaks, replacement is usually the quickest and least expensive way to avoid additional damage from water leaking into the wall. The replacement process usually requires a second person to assist.

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