Busted pipe for Outside Faucet


Old 08-23-02, 07:34 AM
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Busted pipe for Outside Faucet

I've got what appears to be a 'split' in what I think is a copper pipe that supplies an outside faucet that got frozen. What's the easiest way to fix that. It's kind of in a weird spot just inside the outer wall of the house in the crawl space. I tried some pipe repair tape from Wal-Mart and it didn't do the job. The idea of trying to replace this pipe in this location seems daunting. Any ideas?
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Old 08-23-02, 11:33 AM
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Is it a split pipe or a burst barrel of a frost-free spigot?
The best repair is to cut the split piece out with a hacksaw or tubing cutter, and solder in a new piece with new couplings.
If it is a burst frost-free, if it is soldered, you need to cut it out, and solder a threaded fitting on the end of the pipe, and use a threaded frost-free.
Use teflon tape of pipe dope on all male threads.
Good Luck!
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