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Old 08-26-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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I want to replace a frost proof outside faucet with a new one because it leaks everywhere and is beyond repair. I cut out the drywall and the current one is 10" long.

Here is a picture of the current connection in the wall. It looks like some compression fitting? Can I put some penetrating oil on this to dissolve the corrosion and unscrew it and then simply screw the new one on? Or will I have to solder it (never done that before).

Left side is 10" faucet pipe:


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You can just buy a new 10" frost proof faucet like your original. Hold the center hex fitting with a wrench and grip the knurled part of the old faucet pipe to unthread...lefty loosey. Use teflon tape and pipe dope on the new one and thread it back together being careful not to twist the existing pipe.

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You can just buy a new 10" frost proof faucet like your original. Hold the center hex fitting with a wrench and grip the knurled part of the old faucet pipe to unthread...lefty loosey. Use teflon tape and pipe dope on the new one and thread it back together being careful not to twist the existing pipe.
Wouldn't there be a good possibility of the new one ending up upside down or something if I just screw it in?

The old one is 25 years old and isn't anti-siphon so I'd need to buy a different kind.

The old one looks something like this


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Tapered pipe thread is very forgiving when it comes to tightness. Turn it in until it starts to get a tight feel, then turn until it's alignment is plumb. That's why you'll want to use teflon tape and pipe dope.

10" is a standard hose bib length. You'll find one at most hardware stores.
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Use both tape and dope together?
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Use both tape and dope together?
Yes, tape threads first, keeping first 2 threads bare, then light coat of dope to lubricate and also help seal. I've never had a leak using this method.

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