Fixing a coupling


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Old 06-09-10, 06:26 PM
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Fixing a coupling

Very new to plumbing. So help me if you can. Replacing a frost proof sillcock. I have the correct replacement. Got under the house and found the coupling.

When I put the new one on or took it off the coupling cracked and of course leaks. How does a do-it-yourself newbie fix this?

Also, I have the main water shutoff valve, should there be a valve that goes just to the sillcock so the water can be turned on for the rest of the house?

Thanks for the help
 
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Old 06-09-10, 08:38 PM
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What type of pipe do you have?
PVC = white
CPVC = off white
Copper = copper
Galvanized = Silver
PEX = red/blue/orange/ some other color.
 
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Old 06-09-10, 08:44 PM
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There is copper pipe covered with a grey plastic.
 
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Old 06-10-10, 08:03 AM
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Gray plastic? Do you mean insulation or a foam wrap?
 
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Old 06-10-10, 03:55 PM
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Actually I ended up cutting off the coupling, it was just grey tubing. Pex I think.
 
 

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