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    Oct 1, 2005, 02:06 PM
    Leaky washer faucet
    After thinking it was my hose leaking I came to realize the leak is coming from the knob of the faucet stem where it goes into the fauce. All advice is needed and appreciated!
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    Oct 1, 2005, 02:34 PM
    No problem.
    The nut on the hose bibs stem is called a bonnet packing nut.
    Turn the Valve on until water starts to leak out around the stem. Now take a pair of pliers and begain to slowly tighten the nut clockwise. Stop tightening when the leak stops. Simple Huh? Tom

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