I’m going to show you how to fix an outdoor faucet that leaks from around the handle when the water is turned on but that doesn’t leak when the water is turned off. So I go ahead and turn this on. You can see water kind of like leaking down here, dripping. First, make sure that it’s not coming out of the hose. But it’s not. It’s coming down from out here. It’s not the valve inside the faucet. What it is, is this is part right here is a little loose. What you want to do is make sure the valve is turned, the faucet is turned all the way open. Then go ahead and then just tighten this part down a little bit. You want to tighten it down to where it stops leaking. But you don’t want to tighten it too much, because otherwise you’ll damage the stuff inside there.

Okay, that looks like about it. So we go ahead and turn this down. Dry it up. Turn it on. Nope, it’s still just a little bit. Just a little bit more. But it’s very important that you have the valve open when you adjust that. Because otherwise, if the valve is closed when you do this it’ll actually damage the inside there. Because it will press the part of the valve in the faucet down in there. Nope, just a hair more. I think I got it. And that’s how you fix these things when they’re leaking around the handle when waters on, but not leaking when the waters off…

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