What is the technical term for outdoor hose spout?


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Old 06-05-07, 05:52 PM
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What is the technical term for outdoor hose spout?

And how can I remove it from the pipe? Is there a diagram on the web I can look up on how it is connected to the pipe inside the house?
 
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Technical term: Hose Bib

How to remove: Depends..can be many different ways. You could have a hose bib or a sillcock. It can be screwed on...or soldered on...or glued on.

The only way to tell is to get inside the wall directly behind it and see...unless the rear of the device is visible.

By the sound of your question im guessing it is a sillcock (has a small round sort of plate attached to it on rear). Without see'ng behind it there is no way to tell. You can try twisting it but you may risk twisting the pipe inside the wall making your situation worse.
 
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Old 06-05-07, 06:59 PM
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It sounds like a sillcock. There is some steel wool & caulking around the outside (behind the plate that has two notches on each side) and I was able to pry it off and look behind the plate-it looks like the 3/4 inch pipe goes right inside the sillcock. So, does that mean that its soldered on? Or is there another good way to tell? I tried twisting it a bit and it did not give From what I understand my only option now is to cut the pipe inside the house, add a new pipe & put a new sillcock on it and solder it back together...anything else?
 
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Why are you replacing it? What is it doing or not doing? Can you determine the manufacturer of it?
If it is driping, or will not shut off, you can repair many of these without removing them from the wall. However, you need to figure out who made it and than maybe someone will be able to give you the disassembly instructions for that type. If you were able to post a picture we could see it may help.
 
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Reason to replace it is that the threads where the hose connect to the sillcock are completely shot-there is SOOO much water coming out of it that it ends up getting my basement wet. I was actually able to unscrew the pipe to which the sillcock is attached to inside the basement right near the shut-off valve. Then I was able to pull the sillcock together with the pipe away from the house & confirmed that it is soldered on...Now my quesitons are:
- Should I buy a new 3/4 inch pipe & replace the entire pipe (about 3 feet) & solder a new sillcock on it? If so, should I try installing a differnt type of sillcock with a threaded adapter on the end so that in the future I won't have to remove the entire pipe if there is an issue with the sillcock? Any issues with attaching brass sillcock to copper pipe?
- Can I undsolder the old sillcock & remove all the solder? If so, what is the best way to do that?

I believe I have enough experience to do both - second just sounds easier in the short run
 
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If you can..i would just unsolder the old sillcock and replace it with a 1/4 turn hosebib . Or solder on a male adapter and just screw a new sillcock onto it. You don't have to remove the solder on the end of the pipe...just unsolder the old sillcock....clean the end of the pipe with some sandpaper...flux...and solder on male adapter right over old solder.

Or you can replace the old pipe. It is really up to you.
 
 

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