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My outside faucet is leaking even with the outside water

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Hi. My outside faucet is leaking even with the outside water shut off valve closed. Do I need to concentrate on fixing the shut off valve or the faucet?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
You need to fix the shut off first but why not just fix them both at the same time. If the shut off has a round handle it may be the type with a washer and replacing the washer may be all you need to do. It would be best however, to replace a round handle shut off with a ball valve (lever handle).