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giant96

08:19AM | 05/14/06
Member Since: 08/29/05
11 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I hd to replace my outdoor water spicket beacause the turn knob busted off. I took it off to find it had a 1 foot long tube with a valve on the end. I have never seen this before but its logical beacause there is no turn off for that area and water wuld freze in winter. Anybody know where to find these and if they still make them?? I just repalced it it with a standard water spicket/valve but im worried in winter this will freeze and burst. I dont have a basement and whoever built this never put a shut off for this kinda of rediculous. Thanks for any input.

Billhart

10:19AM | 05/14/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
It is a standard frost proof faucet that should be available at any hardware store, home horror store, and plumbing supply house.

http://www.woodfordmfg.com/Woodford/HowAFaucet/HowaFaucetWorks.html

Note that they come in a number of different lenghts.

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52-306-frostproof-faucets.aspx

http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=18060

Note that they can either be threaded in or soldered in place if it is connected to copper pipe. If it is threaded them it can be removed from the outside, sometimes.

But if it was just the handle that broke then see if you can get a replacement at a hardware store.


Sylvan

03:38PM | 05/14/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Me_office1
When you buy the new frost proof make sure it has a vacuum breaker......

giant96

04:32PM | 05/14/06
Member Since: 08/29/05
11 lifetime posts
Thanks guys appreciate the info
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