Replacing an outside faucet

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Old 04-08-13, 09:38 AM
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Replacing an outside faucet

Any advise on how to replace an outside faucet? The current one has been in place for approx. 25 years.

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W. Wolfe
 
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Old 04-08-13, 09:46 AM
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Lots of advice available, but since we cannot see the faucet, you will need to give a better description and some photos would be great.

Is it a plain faucet or a frost free? Does it have anti syphon? Is the supply piping copper, iron, or plastic.? What is the faucet currently mounted to (brick, stucco, concrete, siding) and what is on the inside?
 
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Old 04-11-13, 11:01 AM
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Update

Sorry for the delay in responding. We have copper pipes with a male thread on the pipe and a female on the sill ****. Can I just unscrew or should I unsweat the pipes in the basement and pull out before unscresing?

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W Wolfe
 
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Old 04-11-13, 11:32 AM
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You should be able to unscrew it after you remove whatever fastens it outside. Usually 2 screws into brick or block. measure the length to insure you purchase the correct length. then insert the new and screw it in and refasten outside. may take two people if you do not have room for 2 wrenches in the basement. you do not want to twist the copper pipe inside.
 
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