Replace this bib?


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Old 10-02-19, 09:26 AM
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Replace this bib?

this is a 50 year old house bib that I would like to replace. There is a shutoff inside the basement for it abt a foot from the sill, but it is hard to work on and the sill area has also been sealed with spray foam, so I'd rather not dig out all of the foam and cut the pipe unless absolutely necessary.
How is this fixture normally connected? Do you think its is soldered into the copper supply pipe, or is it possibly connected with a threaded fitting? A threaded fitting would be great, a much easier fix for me. Just wanted to check before I wang on it.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 10:20 AM
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If it's connected to copper tubing the odds are that it's soldered but no way to know for sure until you expose the connection. The hose bib you have might be repairable.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 10:25 AM
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It would be very risky to try unscrewing that valve.
If it's connected to copper inside..... cut the copper between the shutoff and the spigot.
Pull the spigot out of the wall.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 12:48 PM
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thanks... well, I packed some new PTFE around the stem and that fixed my small leak, but like i said, there's a lot of foam in the cavity to insulate the sills and I hate to do anything to it till spring. I was just wondering if those were mfgd as a screw-on type.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 01:28 PM
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They make both kinds, as far as I know the only way to tell the difference is on the other side where it will either have threads or a slip joint.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 01:33 PM
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Mark is correct..... but if you were to try to unscrew it and it didn't loosen.... you could cause pipe damage. That's why I mentioned cutting and pulling the valve out. After replacement you can re-sprayfoam.
 
 

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