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In an attempt to replace my leaking silcock (outdoor faucet), I tried to turn the whole assembly counter clockwise. However, I didn't realize the joint was soldered instead of screwed and so the pipe was damaged. Hence, I will need to replace the piping on the inside of the wall. I've attached a picture of the piping configuration from the inside of my garage. Since the piping is extremely close to the wall, I was thinking of soldering a brand new assembly (everything above the blue and red sheathing) on my workbench and then installing it using sharkbite fittings. Would you recommend using these fittings or should I really do my best to try and solder everything? Also, is it a requirement to have a dead end piece of pipe installed above the tee where it goes to the silcock in order to serve as a water hammer arrestor? Not a big deal, just curious as to whether its really necessary. I will definitely be installing a threaded nipple at the tee where it penetrates the wall so that if the silcock needs to be replaced in the future it can simply be unscrewed. Thanks.
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