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Old 11-09-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Need help identifying and replacing a sillcock


I have a badly leaking outside quarter-turn sillcock. See pictures. I can't tell who the manufacturer is, though there is an imprint on the side that looks like the letter M with a triangle above it. Can anyone identify the manufacturer?

Are the valve innards accessible somehow through the stem where the handle attaches? I have a feeling not, since that portion of the body points upwards. So do I need to turn the entire valve assembly off, right where the flange meets the wall? It looks like an integral nut for a wrench there. Since it's cemented to the wall I guess I'd need to crack that open, turn the valve off, replace the valve, then re-cement it.

Does this sound right? Any advice? Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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In your area that should have been a freeze proof valve, which yours is not, that whole thing should be replaced.
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In your area that should have been a freeze proof valve, which yours is not, that whole thing should be replaced.
Thanks, that's good to know and I will do that, but can anyone identify the manufacturer, and verify that the way I described how to remove it is correct?
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I have a badly leaking outside quarter-turn sillcock. See pictures. I can't tell who the manufacturer is, though there is an imprint on the side that looks like the letter M with a triangle above it. Can anyone identify the manufacturer?

Are the valve innards accessible somehow through the stem where the handle attaches? I have a feeling not, since that portion of the body points upwards. So do I need to turn the entire valve assembly off, right where the flange meets the wall? It looks like an integral nut for a wrench there. Since it's cemented to the wall I guess I'd need to crack that open, turn the valve off, replace the valve, then re-cement it.

Does this sound right? Any advice? Thanks.
I don't know the manufacture, but it's really not important, they sell new ones or rebuild kits for them at any big box, local plumbing supply, or local hardware stores.

As for removing the old one, and replacing with a new one, check inside and see how its plumbed first. Threaded or soldered. Some pictures of the set-up on the inside would help. Thank you.
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I don't know the manufacture, but it's really not important, they sell new ones or rebuild kits for them at any big box, local plumbing supply, or local hardware stores.

As for removing the old one, and replacing with a new one, check inside and see how its plumbed first. Threaded or soldered. Some pictures of the set-up on the inside would help. Thank you.
Here's a picture on the inside. Unfortunately, whatever is going on is hidden behind that wall. I'd have to open up the cement sealing on the outside to get a look inside to know more. I might be able to contact the person who did the work originally and ask him, if he happens to remember.
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Thanks for the pic rav.

I agree with you rav, It doesn't look like its accessible for a rebuild kit.

Your theory sounds correct. By looking at that concrete mortar patch, It looks like it was replaced before.

You could also replumb it with a new frost free sillcock using solderless sharkbtye fittings. Really wouldn't be that much more work.
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That looks like a stone foundation and probably predates any plumbing at all let alone frost-free. Up here, even houses built in the 50s and 60s didn't use frost-free, just regular sillcocks and inside shut-offs with drain nipples.

If you are going to replace it - and you probably should - remember to follow the directions. They need to be angled down slightly so they will self-drain.
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That is a Mueller valve. Commonly sold at Home Depot. Replace the entire valve.
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