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Old 04-05-2007, 10:13 AM   #16
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Hope that helps. My father in law told me I'd have to hire a plumber. He'd come out, cut a hole in my drywall downstairs, replace the faucet, then I could just make a nice looking wood cover so I could get to it again if the new faucet ever broke. Sounds like a decent plan to me... What do you guys think?

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Old 04-05-2007, 12:14 PM   #17
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Good suggestions. ^^^^

To summarize - you have two options.

Find replacement parts, even if it means buying the exact faucet to steal parts from.

OR

Repalce it. To replace it, since it sounds like you have pex, and your female coupler, in the wall, is not secure. You will need to find a way to hold it with a wrench. and un screw the bib. This may involve cutting some drywall inside. Drywall is not that hard to patch so this may be best route.

Oh, and of course make sure the water is off.

What I would probably do (I'm a little reckless)

Prepare
Tools at the ready, drywall saw, utility knife and what ever I needed to access the space in the wall from the inside). two large adjustable wrenches and my pipe wrenches.

Shut off water, drain down as much as possible
remove screws holding bib
attempt to unscrew the valve, lefty loosey. The pex wont break, I would just try and keep going. I figure if I got lucky the bib would come off. Worst case I need to open up the inside and fix what damage I did. Going this route may it will likely prove difficult to get the new one on. The pex is likely not anchored properly and you will still need to open up the wall to attach the new one.

Also, I would only do this when I knew the plumbing supply was open.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:35 PM   #18
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I checked the one I put in last fall and it has that same FUSAN name on it. Got it at Homey. Might check there and see what they have.

Maybe a name on a tag at the store could point to a website and some tech support?

Part that blew looks like a press fit so it may not be field replaceable but worth a shot before you have to pull out the cabinets to replace the whole thing.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:24 PM   #19
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Yeah, I was thinking it looked pressed in as well. I might try at the Depot and see what they say. I would MUCH rather spend $30 or so and get a new one for parts than paying some plumber $100+ to tear my s*%# up! I thought about doing it myself, but I don't want to tear into the drywall to find out it was the wrong spot! To make matters worse, it is RIGHT OVER my entertainment system!!! Not very inconspicous! Well, thanks for the help, guys!
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You could live without the thing and just remove what's left of the plastic parts and just solder something to close the opening. Like maybe the flat part of a copper cap.
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You could live without the thing and just remove what's left of the plastic parts and just solder something to close the opening. Like maybe the flat part of a copper cap.
I might do that as a temporary fix. I hate to call a plumber to do this job, but I really need this faucet to work. Thanks for the tip!
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I saw a rebuild kit for the anti siphon on a Mansfield valve the other day while looking at some other stuff. Looked just like the parts you were needing. Try the local plumbing supply house versus Homey and see what they have.
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I finally have an update for you guys... I started to break that white cap off the old faucet, and found out that it's actually THREADED IN!!! I unscrewed the rest of it, checked the replacement faucet I already had, and (of course) it wasn't the right size. I took it back to Lowes, found the right size piece (unfortunately, it was screwed into another faucet for sale...) bought it and it was fixed within a couple of minutes! I finally got to use my hose for the first time! Thanks for all your help!
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In the words of Homer Simpson....

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