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On off handle on outdoor faucet very hard to turn, can I take it apart and lube??

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If it is a brass faucet there should be a nut just where the handle goes into the tap,loosen this nut a small bit and try turn then,it should loosen it not loosen this nut to much or it will cause a leak

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