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Old 04-01-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm new to this site, but I'm sure I'll be on here quite often. Well, I've got a small problem. I bought a house built in '98. I tried to use my hose in the back yard, hooked up the hose with the spray nozzle and turned on the water.... I GOT SOAKED! The faucet it the pressure relief style hose bibb, and the top (pressure relief portion) was cracked. When I turned on the water, it broke that completely off and shot water about 10 ft in the air! I've never replaced one and figured it was just the faucet. I went to Lowes to get a new one and found that it has a pipe built on the back of it. I got a new hose bibb with the pipe built on the back and went home to change it. I removed the 2 screws that hold the faucet upright and turned the faucet. I forgot that I have the manifold style water system, so there isn't a copper pipe holding the end of that pipe. The faucet turns about 90 degrees in each direction and you can pull it about 1-2 inches out from the wall. Can anyone tell me how to remove the old one and install the new one? Thanks in advance!
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These are normally either a threaded fitting or soldered on the back side depending on how they were installed.

Can you get to the back side of the valve?

ie is the back side in a crawl space or covered in a wall?

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These are normally either a threaded fitting or soldered on the back side depending on how they were installed.

Can you get to the back side of the valve?

ie is the back side in a crawl space or covered in a wall?

No, the basement is finished and behind (above the bibb) is cabinets. I'm sure it's screw in type, because all the pipes are those flexible plastic style pipes for a manifold system. There wouldn't be anything to solder to. Any other suggestions? I might be able to take some pics and post them up here if someone can't visualize it. Just let me know.
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You need to access to faucet where ever it makes that connection, there is no other options.
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Ron is correct...

If your going to replace the whole valve you'll need to get to the back of it.

If just a portion of the valve such as the ainti siphon failed and could be replaced from the outside, it might be worth checking some local supply houses to see if they have the exact valve you have now.

Might have to buy the whole valve to get the parts you need but it would be a lot less work.
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Ron is correct...

If your going to replace the whole valve you'll need to get to the back of it.

If just a portion of the valve such as the ainti siphon failed and could be replaced from the outside, it might be worth checking some local supply houses to see if they have the exact valve you have now.

Might have to buy the whole valve to get the parts you need but it would be a lot less work.
That might just work! I'm assuming that different valve manufacturers make the valves differently... I.e. different parts and whatnot. Is there a way to check to see what brand of valve I have or what parts I need to get? Thanks a TON, guys!
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If there are no obvious names on any part of the valve you can see, might take some good pic's and try a few plumbing supply houses to see if they can help you i.d. it.

In most cases, you would need the original parts to rebuild it. But its worth a shot versus repalcing the whole thing if thats gong to be alot of work.
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Well, on the side of the valve, it says FUSAN. I tried finding parts for it online, with no luck. I might just pay a plumber to come replace it. I still have the new valve, so hopefully it will just be the labor. I would do it myself, but I've also never messed with the masonite siding. I do have some extra siding, but I don't know if I want to tear off that much siding to fix this d*%# valve! Even if I did tear it off, I don't know how long of a "tail" pipe it has on it, so I don't know if I will be able to access it then! Any more suggestions before I call the plumber???
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He won't beable to replace it with siding off, he will need access to inside the wall and not from the outside wall
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You probably wont find parts on line..

FUSAN probably stands for Foreign [made] USA Nozzle....

Check the local real guy plumbing supply houses or see if the contractor remembers who the plumbing sub was. Thats your best option versus replacement.
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