Originally Posted by Ganglin
This is the original faucet from a 71 - the one you have?
No, The one I have has separate hot and cold knobs. If I remove a retaining piece that fits into a slot at the bottom of the swiveling spigot the spigot can be removed by pulling upwards. Looking into the faucet then I can see O rings.
Given that leaking only happens when either the cold or hot valves are open, is there any other likely cause than these o rings? I don't think it is the valve stems because both seem to work well and it is unlikely they both would start to leak at the same time. Are there any other points that could leak? I'm no plumber, but it seems to me anything other than o rings in the stem or spigot would require complete removal and if I do that I might as well replace the whole unit.