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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will fix a leaky faucet.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)



Some articles fixing leaky faucets
  - How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
  - Repairing a Kitchen Faucet
  - Fixing a Leaky Outdoor Faucet
  - How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet













To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
   - fix a leaky faucet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the leaky faucet
   - an in progress shot of you repairing the leaky faucet
   - an after picture of the same faucet no longer leaking
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Had a kitchen faucet that the wife has been wanting fixed for a while, so I got it done today after watching the videos yesterday. First time I’ve ever done this, so it was a good experience. My 7 year old son was my helper, as well as he is a big motivator for me coming to the first PEP1 workshop!

I hope it still counts if I had supervision... lol
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Staff note (Dave Burton):

I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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I plumbed rainwater into my greenhouse the other day.  Instead of buying a new faucet I found an old one in the plumbing parts bin that I had been holding onto.  It was too old for use on a house but perfect for this application.  Unfortunately after I put it in and opened the valve at the rainwater tank, I could hear air leaking out of the valve.  So I took it off and moved into the garage.  I expected to find a worn out rubber washer but the washer was in great shape.  Not that I've seen many of these but it was pristine.  There was some plastic-like junk sitting on the seat where the washer sits though.  I cleaned that out, put it back together and now it doesn't leak!

Pro tip:  The brass nut that I took off was a bit undersized for a standard "English" wrench so I found that a metric wrench actually fit better.  
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Valve removed and in garage (pre repair)
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Reinstalled and working great
Staff note (Mike Barkley):

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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