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jpcrockett

04:06PM | 03/14/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
5 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Home built in the 1950's.

Two Faucets, one in front, one in back.

The front faucet has plenty of water pressure.

The back faucet has just a drip. I want to try replacing the faucet, but i'm afraid it might be corroded, and the pipe inside the wall might break.

Any suggestions? i'm a new home owner, so the more detailed the instructions, the better :)

Thanks for your help.

plumber Tom

07:11AM | 03/17/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Are you on a well or city water? 60/40 is a common setting for the pressure switch. Most hose bibb replacements I do now are with frost proof hydrants. That's just a fancy name for a hose bibb that the water pressure can be left on all winter long. The reason you don't have to turn off a seperate valve that feeds the outside hose bibb is because the frost proof valve has a long stem inside the body of the valve that is inside the heated portion of the home. If you want to try and tackle this yourself, you will need to figure out your wall thickness and buy the right length. For example, if you had cinderblock wall you could get an 8" long hydrant. Different sizes are available.
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