If the garden hose is still attached to the water faucet, disconnect it.
Replace the hose washer inside of the hose connector.
Wrap Teflon tape around the threaded part of the water faucet once or twice. Make sure that all of the threading on the faucet is completely covered with Teflon tape.
Alternately, coat the inner threads with pipe dope.
Carefully screw the garden hose back onto the water faucet. Tighten it until it won't turn anymore.
Do not over tighten.
Turn the water faucet on and there should not be any water leaking or spraying out.
Things You Will Need
- Teflon tape or pipe dope
- New hose washer
- Do not over apply Plumber's Tape. This will make it hard to screw the garden hose back onto the faucet. Since Plumber's Tape works as a sealant, it takes very little to fix a leak.