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Old 06-26-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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How is this sillcock connected


I need to replace a malfunctioning 22 year old frost free sillcock. The one to be replaced is in an awkward space in the crawl space and I'm having difficulty determining how it is connected to the water line.I have never seen one of these faucets before so I'm unfamiliar with its connections. I'm assuming all the faucets are connected in the same manner. I have attached a pic from another more acessible one in the basement.From what I see it looks as if it is threaded to the line but want to make sure before I start working on the worn one. Am I correct?
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Re: How is this sillcock connected


That style of bib has 2 ways of connection- male to female pipe threads or solder connection. In your case the original installer opted for solder.
Easiest way to disconnect is to cut the pipe leading to the bib, then rebuild the connection using a sharkbite if you don't want to solder.
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That style of bib has 2 ways of connection- male to female pipe threads or solder connection. In your case the original installer opted for solder.
Easiest way to disconnect is to cut the pipe leading to the bib, then rebuild the connection using a sharkbite if you don't want to solder.
Was afraid of that. I've soldered outdoor plumbing but nothing in as tight an area as this will be. So if go with the sharkbite where on that line do you advise cutting?
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There are a couple methods. One is to get a female iron pipe x copper shark bite and screw it onto the bib. Measure the new over all length and then cut the existing line accordingly.

The method I prefer is to solder a longer than needed piece of pipe onto the bib and then insert it through the wall. Where it overlaps the existing piece is where you put a coupling-either shakbite or solder coupling. Be careful with the heat- you can disassemble the interior parts to avoid damage.

A problem I have encountered is that the hole through the wall is too small for a fitting screwed on the new bib. So the hole needs to be enlarged, or screw the fitting on after installing the bib. Or solder directly to the bib....
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