sillcock leaks a LOT
Posted by Shannon Chapman on July 05, 2001 at 23:37:29:
I recently soldered the 1/2" copper pipe near the sillcock. After turning the faucet on and off, I realized it no longer seals when off. I replaced the washer but it still doesn't shut off. I believe I got it so hot that a part of the washer melted to the valve seat. OR the seat is plastic and distorted.

Anyone ever heard of a plastic valve seat??

Anyone know how I can clean melted plastic off of a metal seat that is 10" deep?

Or should I replace the sillcock?

Thanks, Shannon


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