Outside faucet: repair or replace?


Old 05-16-15, 05:35 PM
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Outside faucet: repair or replace?

I have an outside faucet with a broken upper valve.
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My initial thought was just to replace it; but it's looking like I may not have a water shut-off in the house so just turning the water off may be a big chore. Maybe I can just fix it? Buy a replacement top and some putty??? Any thoughts? I have no idea how this stuff works...
Old 05-16-15, 08:05 PM
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I'm sure that there is another valve somewhere. Even to repair it, you have to find the valve.
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You aren't going to find a replacement vacuum breaker cover. You may be able to find the identical valve and transfer the parts as long as that valve isn't damaged.

It would probably be easier to replace the entire faucet with a new one. You'll need to check inside as to how that's connected to the supply line. It will probably be soldered.

Now would be a good time to install a shutoff for that bib. You can shut the house water main off to do your work.

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