One More Hose bib question....

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by snoofer, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. snoofer

    snoofer New Member

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    Location:
    Colorado
    I have a small leak coming from the spout.

    I would like to replace ..... instead of fix.

    I will install a ball valve on supply line before starting this project, so the question is...

    Would I be able to "sweat" these fittings off in order to un-screw the old bib?

    Or do some cutting... and replace the whole section?

    I plan on installing a Woodford.

    Pics---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/35337395@N04/sets/72157622613994626/

    All help will be appreciated...........Thanks....1st post.
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Location:
    Connecticut
    That male thread is the end of the hose bib, it is sweated onto the copper.

    I'd unsweat it from the elbow and sweat in a female adapter to thread the new one in.
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