Arrowhead Brass 455 Apache Series Leaking Water Out Of The Center Of The Packing Gland

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     If the faucet is leaking through the center of the packing gland it is most likely due to the packing on the stem. Usually to fix this issue you would just need to replace the stem, but the 455 Apache faucet, and parts are no longer made. If the faucet is leaking from the center of the packing gland you will have to replace the complete faucet.

     When replacing a faucet there are two things you will need to know. The first thing you will need to know is the wall thickness. The best way to find the wall thickness, is to remove the stem, and measure it from end to end. Once you have that measurement you can subtract 4 inches from the total length. This will give you the wall thickness. For example if you have a 10 inch stem the wall thickness would be 6 inches. The next thing you will need to know is how the faucet connects to the main plumbing. There are many connection types, so you will need to know the connection size, and how it connects to the plumbing in order to get the correct faucet.