Hi, I'm looking for a website that shows you how to install a garden
faucet (I think that's what it's called. Please look at my photo below)
If someone can post a link I'd really appreciate it. I looked and looked
and came up empty. Thanks for any help. Pam
Jeff, look at the link again as I just added a photo of the problem
faucet. As you can see it's wrapped with string to help slow the spray
of water when it's turned on. I think all I have to do is: 1. Turn off
the water to the house. 2. Take a wrench and remove bad faucet. 3. Then
screw on the new one, right? Do you have to put some sealant type of
goop or something on the threads so they stay water-tight?
It might be simpler and cheaper to turn off your water main, undo the
top of your valve, and replace the packing that has worn from around
your stem. (Most times, it will look like a smaller version of the
string that you have wrapped around your valve top. Only it will go
inside the cap that your string is resting on top of.) Otherwise, you
have the correct procedure. You might want a different "new" valve as
the one you have shown will spray water down and back towards the
house. Also, get your self a 3/4" x 2"-3" pipe nipple and a 1/2" x
2"-3" pipe nipple. This way, when you unscrew the old valve, if any of
the old pipe comes with it, you can just screw in the new piece. And
yes, you will want to put sealant on the pipe threads. Whether it is
the fluid / putty type or teflon tape is up to you.
You beat me to it. That's exactly what I would have told her. With the
addition that if she's dead set on having a new faucet...And already
owns the new one (properly called a "hose cock") and can't exchange it,
and there's enough room to spring that vertical pipe away from the wall
a bit.....She could probably remove the old faucet, nipple and elbow and
screw the new one right onto the top of the vertical pipe.
My name is Jeff Wisnia and I approved this message....
Thank you so much! I'm going to give it a try. I see what you mean, I
bought the wrong type. The one I bought would have water spray towards
the house! Geeze! I goofed again, and probably not the last time! Ha!
Do not install a plain valve like the one pictured in the yard, where
there's no protection from freezing temperatures. You should put in a "yard
hydrant" because there's no water in the spigot when it's turned off. If
you're talking about a valve on the side of the house, you can use a "plain"
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