Woodford Model 17 Faucet Leaking

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  1. adl9413

    adl9413 New Member

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    I have a Woodford Model 17 faucet and is leaking when I hook a hose to it. It inside the wall therefore, I am not sure why's or where it's leaking. Can you tell me what or why it'd I am seeing this leak?

    Thanks,
    Albert
  2. Hose bibb is defective. Somewhere at some point a hose was left on it during the winter/freezing months possibly and water could not escape the faucet, thus the reason it froze and broke.

    When you take that faucet out, 2-3" behind that brass spigot you will find a belly in the copper where it bulged out and broke.

    Replacement is the only way to go; the only prevention is having nothing attached to that faucet so it can drain. Otherwise it loses its protective features altogether.
  3. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Woodford makes this now

    https://www.buywcm.com/egl/products/group.asp?pgn=19
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    adl9413 New Member

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    First of all thanks for your quick replied. I am a rookie at this and faucet is mounted onto a brick wall, do I have to remove the brick in order to fix or replace the the damaged component?

    Again, Thanks for your explanation.


  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    No.

    You need to get to it in the basement or crawlspace.

    If you are on a slab you will have to cut the wall where it is located in the house in order to replace it.

    Do you know how to sweat copper?
  6. adl9413

    adl9413 New Member

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    Once again Thanks for your replied. No, I don't know how to sweat copper.

  7. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    What better time to learn?

    All you need is a torch, pipe & fitting cleaning brushes, flux, solder, a supportive spouse, and a fire extinguisher, and you're good to go. OTOH, if this is likely to be the only joint you'll sweat in your life, call a plumber. If you promise not to help, he may let you watch, and if he's really a good guy he'll give you a running commentary on what he's doing, which will probably make you happy you called him.
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