sillcock replacement
Posted by Clint Murray on June 26, 2003 at 13:27:41:
I want to replace a sillcock. Tightening the nut no longer stops the drip; it's limed up too badly. The problem is that I have copper tubing and this thing has been in place for at least 30 years. I know that if I try to unscrew the sillcock the only thing I am probably going to accomplish is that I am going to break the tubing at the nearest tee joint. I crawled to the site in the crawl space and discovered that there is a larger size copper pipe threaded to the tubing. What should I do? I'm inclined at this point to resign myself to the drip.

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