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Old 03-31-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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Bib replacement questions


Have to replace a 50 yr old backyard bib and dont know if it screws out of the faucet was originally soldered on the the 1/2 " tube

What is the best way to approach this ?

Below is pic of exterior view. The inside view is just the tube going into a wood sill board.
I haven't done any soldering in 20 years and I'm wondering if there's an easier way of doing this project.

should I just cut a 12" length of the existing copper supply tube and sollder a new 12" assembly (faucet & soldered 12" replacement and sliding i through the existing exterior hole and then soldering them with a copper union?

Or is there an easier way to join copper these days (ferruled Compression fittings etc
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:06 PM   #2
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Go inside and look how its plumbed. Take picture & post it. You may be able to cut it out and use new frost free hose bib with shrkbty fittings, no soldering required. ezpz123z.
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You might go with with a frost free for the length with a shark bite connection that you just push on. The hole you have may not be big enough.
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Thanks guys.
@jmon as requested below is the inside basement exit point of the 1/2" copper tube exiting through a wooden sill plate
If the tube is cut would it pull out from the outside, and would the frost proof replacement slide in and attach to the remaining end of the tube?
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Thanks guys.
@jmon as requested below is the inside basement exit point of the 1/2" copper tube exiting through a wooden sill plate
If the tube is cut would it pull out from the outside, and would the frost proof replacement slide in and attach to the remaining end of the tube?
Yes and yes. remove any screws on outside faucet attaching it to the house frame. one is broken off anyway, I can't see other side.


You will have to remove that putty. Good idea to redo it anyway.
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Just make sure you turn off water first and bleed line so you don't get soaked. There will be some water left over in the pipe so be ready for that with some rags or towels.

If no isolation valve, you will have to turn off water to the whole house. If no isolation, now would be a good time to put one in. It's a good idea to have an isolation valve on an outside hose bib, imo. Everything is available in shrkbty fittings so no soldering required.

Just make sure shkbty fittings are properly seated. View a couple sharkbty how to videos available online first. Biggest mistake people make when using shrkbtys is they don't seat them properly and they fail or leak.
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The white piece in the shark bite end is for pex and it can be removed to fit copper.
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The frost free hose bib comes in 6, 8, or 12 inch, make sure you get one long enough to go through your foundation.
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You may need to open up the existing hole that the bib is in. frost free have a wider body on them. You will know once you pull the old one out.
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