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rcajun90

02:32PM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
An outside fauct I have is PVC and it is leaking. I've tried various things to stop the leak with different epoxys but it doesn't work. I want to take out the fauct and replace it but it looks like a copper pipe is coming out of the wall to the PVC valve? Is this a common setup? How do I go about replacing it without creating my own river?

Thank You!

plumber Tom

02:55PM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Is what you want to upgrade to. They are available in many lenghts to fit your application. That also come installed with a vacuum breaker to prevent a possible cross-contamination of a potable water supply. Start by locating a shut-off valve on the interior wall (if no valve shut-off the main valve at the meter) remove the old one. measure what length you will need. Common lenghts are 6, 8 and 12 inches. Most hydrants have a 1/2" sweat connection that you can solder the copper pipe directly into the end, or you can screw it into a CXF adapter. Make sure your existing hole thru the wall is large enough to fit the hydrant thru the wall from the outside in. Make your connection. The advantage of this type of hydrant is: You can keep the water on all year long, provided the interior space is heated. In the wintertime make sure you disconnect the garden hose from the hydrant.

rcajun90

04:06PM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
2 lifetime posts
Is this unusual to have a copper tube leading into a PVC faucet? I've never solder anything in my life. What I was wondering if I could just shut off the water supply to the house and just use PVC piping to the outside.

Thank you!

LonnythePlumber

03:05PM | 08/25/04
The copper pipe is common but an outside PVC faucet isn't. However you probably already have a threaded adapter soldered onto the copper so you should be able to replace the PVC one with a brass one. Use a back up wrench on the copper and pipe lubricant
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