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Use this guide to help you successfully remove the corrosion from your outdoor water spigot. Overtime, there will become residue buildup on the faucet portion of the spigot that refrains your garden hose to attach properly, causing spraying water and unwanted leaks. If you are finding that this is happening to your spigot, follow the instructions below to repair your spigot.

Before starting this fix, make sure the water faucet on the spigot being worked on is turned off. Any running or dripping water while trying to follow the below steps will result in a faulty fix.

  1. Rinse the outside ring of the spigot off with water.
    • Rinse the outside ring of the spigot off with water.

  2. Once wet, apply 1 tbsp. of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to the area(s) that has any built up residue.
    • Once wet, apply 1 tbsp. of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to the area(s) that has any built up residue.

  3. Let the solution sit for 5-10 minutes.
    • Let the solution sit for 5-10 minutes.

  4. Brush the cleanser that is on the spigot with a wire metal brush until you notice that the residue is gone.
    • Brush the cleanser that is on the spigot with a wire metal brush until you notice that the residue is gone.

  5. Rinse the spigot off completely with water.
    • Rinse the spigot off completely with water.

  6. Using plumbers tape, wrap around the spigot once ensuring that is it fully covered.
    • Using plumbers tape, wrap around the spigot once ensuring that is it fully covered.

  7. Apply the connection for your garden hose securely to the spigot.
    • Apply the connection for your garden hose securely to the spigot.

  8. Turn on water to ensure there are no leaks/water sprays.
    • Turn on water to ensure there are no leaks/water sprays.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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