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Old 01-28-2015, 08:07 AM   #1
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Changing out this faucet


I would like to replace this faucet with a new one since it's very old, leaking and I found a lot of rust when I took the handles off. My question is are the hot and cold connections soldered on? What is the best way to change this out with the same exact faucet? Thanks for your input
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:32 AM   #2
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Yes. It appears to be soldered. Shouldn' t be too hard to match up a faucet that will work.

Do you have soldering skills or do you need to go a different route.
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I have never soldered before but know a lot about it, and am very handy/mechanically inclined. What would be your recommendation?
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I have never soldered before...
What would be your recommendation?
It's a tight spot to be learning in (plus the paint & plastic).
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Last spring, I replaced my similar-looking laundry faucet, but I was dealing with plain copper supply lines & plenty of working room, so it was a very easy swap.

If your existing faucet isn't a Central Brass model, then I still bet almost anything that one of these (link) will work as a replacement.

I agree with Tarheel that this would be a very challenging first-time-soldering situation, and I don't think a compression fitting would work here, given the condition of the pipe (older, painted, etc)... Can you perhaps get behind that wall to replace more of the supply lines from back there? Understandably, that may be a long shot...

Otherwise, this particular installation is probably best to call a pro in on.

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All good information thanks, I suppose you guys are right, I guess I'll get my soldering skills up to speed before tackling this project. Thanks for the recommendation Chris that is exactly what I am looking for, I don't have access to the supply lines without creating a much bigger project.
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When possible I rebuild those faucets.
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