How to Repair a Hose Bibb

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In this video we show you how to repair a leaky hose bib. There are a few different styles of hose bibbs: non-frost proof (not recommended) and frost-proof. We explain the differences and show examples of each in this video. Replacing hose bibbs are tricky! We recommend calling a professional like Garvin’s to help repair or replace your hose bibb.

Be sure to turn off the water source before you begin the hose bibb repair.

Follow these steps to repair a leaky hose bibb:

  1. If you have a non-frost proof hose bibb:
    • Unscrew the handle and the nut.
    • Replace the rubber gasket inside and reassemble the parts.
  2. To repair a frost-proof hose bibb:
    • Unscrew the handle first.
    • Remove the nut behind the handle.
    • Remove the parts inside the hose bibb.
  3. Take them to your local hardware store or call Garvin’s for replacement parts.
  4. With the new parts, reassemble the hose bibb by inserting it into the hose bibb, replace the nut and reattach the handle.
  5. Turn the water back on and test the hose.

You should notice your hose bibb doesn’t have a leak anymore. If your hose bibb has a leak in the wall then you will need a professional to help replace it! Call Garvin’s 2/47 for repair: 303-571-5114.