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christichamberlain

11:58AM | 05/27/04
Member Since: 05/26/04
2 lifetime posts
Just bought a home and the outdoor faucet isn't working. I'm going to replace it (the faucet is held on by duct tape) but was wondering is it easy or hard? (Should I call a plumber?) Any tips I should know? It's my first home and I've never done this before. I printed out the tips on this website. Is that all I need? THanks in advance.

plumber Tom

11:19AM | 05/28/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Dpending on the level of your mechanical ability. Somewhere along the line you will need to make a soldered joint. You may want to look into frost-proof sillcocks. These special devices employ some sort of vacuum breaker to prevent cross-contamination. They also can be left on during the winter. It's a good idea to have a shut-off valve before the sillcock. A plumber can easily perform a replacement within an hours time. Good luck, Tom


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