Make turning on your outside faucet easy. Allows more water, at the quarter turn of the handle. The quarter turn lever makes it much easier to turn off and on. Replacement is very easy. Turn off the water at the street, take off the old faucet, put tape on the pipe threads, screw on the new faucet, turn back on the water. NEVER NEEDS WASHERS, BECAUSE IT'S A BALL VALVE. This is the female.