stuck frostfree sillcock

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Old 07-17-02, 08:35 PM
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stuck frostfree sillcock

I have a frost free sillcock that is stuck, can not turn it on. What can I do to repair it, with out replacing it and the brick wall. If it has frozen and I remove the stem will it leak in the wall or will
I be able to replace the stem and stop the leak.
 
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Old 07-17-02, 09:09 PM
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I have found it easiest if you can find the identical brand and size of hosebib then you can simply unscrew the stem and handle assembly and replace it with the guts of the new one. the task at hand, though is finding the perfect match.
 
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Old 07-18-02, 07:54 AM
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Thank you. So what you are saying is the sillcock it self is probably ok, all it needs is a new stem and handle assy. That will be better than doning brick and mortar. It will be hard to find the same brand, maybe I can call the factory. It's a Mansville brand.
Can you eplain why te stem is stuck? IT worked fine last year.
 
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Old 07-18-02, 08:33 AM
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Cool

Here is an illustrated article on how to repair a frost-free faucet from Reader's Digest "The Family Handyman" magazine:
http://www.familyhandyman.com/199910..._it/main2.html
Good luck!
Mike
 
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Old 07-18-02, 03:02 PM
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Thank you. I would like to know why or how stems get stuck. I have replaced the washer on sillcocks before, but a friend to me that if the stem was stuck that I would have to replace the entire sillcock because the case was probably cracked and when I removed the stem it would leak...forever. can that be true?
 
 

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