My exterior faucet leaks really bad around the where the handle meets the stem. Could this be just a washer? It is a old faucet do not want to mess with it if the entire faucet needs to be replaced. If you believe it is just a washer needing to be replaced, how do I go about taking it apart?
I have the same problem with one in the basement and in my shower on both handles. They all leak around the handle that turns water on and off.