Com­mon leak, easy fix

The Family Handyman - - BEST PRO TIPS -

Most plumb­ing valves—like the shut­offs un­der your sink or out­door faucets—have a pack­ing nut and a pack­ing washer. And sooner or later, they’ll leak. In most cases, the fix is sim­ple: Just tighten the pack­ing nut. If that doesn’t work, re­move the old washer and take it to a home cen­ter to find a match.

Pack­ing nutWasher

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