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Old 06-03-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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What is the recommended pipe size to feed an outdoor faucet: 1/2” or 3/4”?
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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1/2" is common

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Old 06-03-2015, 12:30 PM   #3
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Attached to the house 1/2 inch is the usual.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #4
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My current outdoor faucet is in bad shape, so I will have to replace it
In my basement, I have a 3/4" copper piper going from the water meter to the other side where the line goes out for the faucet. It’s about 8 yards
But the last 3 feet are with 1/2" pipe

Since I will redo it, should I keep everything at 3/4”, or should I keep that reduction 3/4 to 1/2 ?
What do you think about those silcock :
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-x-10-in-Brass-MPT-x-MHT-Anti-Siphon-Sillcock-VFFASPC17EB/205811968
And apparently, they are all in 1/2” size….
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:33 PM   #5
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Being the hydrant is 1/2 I wouldn't bother changing that last 3 ft. to 3/4 then back to 1/2. If you were running a couple hundred feet and needed all the flow you could get then probably make the change but not in your situation.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:18 AM   #6
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everbilt- should of called them ever replacing
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:19 AM   #7
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everbilt- should of called them ever replacing
Are you saying they are crap? Not worth the price (~$25)?
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I think Everbilt is a Home Depot house brand. I have no personal experience with their faucets, but most everything else I've tried is Chinese junk.
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OK, it's installed....
There are 2 holes on the stem (we can see one of them on the picture)....When the valve is opened, some water is coming out of the holes !!!
Sounds weird to me......is it something to do with the vacuum breaker?
Or the unit is defective?
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Try tightening that packing nut down right behind the handle, that should do it. If not, I'd take it back and get another one.
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Try tightening that packing nut down right behind the handle, that should do it. If not, I'd take it back and get another one.
The packing nut was loose, so I tightened it up....
If I have to return the whole unit....grrrr, such a pain. I installed a ball valve at the end of the faucet, where access is somehow limited. It was a pain to tighten it up, and it will be a pain to remove......
Should I try to take the stem apart first?
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No need to remove stem, just tighten the packing nut. You said packing nut was loose and you tightened it. Is it still leaking? Did it help any?

If you soldered this hose bib to the copper pipe inside, did you remove the stem first before soldering? If not, the washer may be damaged and you will have to replace it.
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There was a leak right behind/around the packing nut, this is how I noticed it was loose
I tightened it up, so no more leak in the area
But I still have water coming out of those 2 holes, after 1 or 2 sec once I open the valve

I didn't sweat anything. Only installed a ball valve (1/2" NPT Female)
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That's strange. I would shut off the water and remove the stem, check all washers and o rings, make sure everything is seated properly and not kinked, reinstall it and try again.

If that doesn't help, I would take it back and get another one. A brand new frost free hose bib shouldn't be leaking anywhere. May have a manufacturer defect in it.
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Will do that....
By the way, what is the purpose of those 2 holes on the stem?

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