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snoofer
10-18-2009, 04:52 PM
I have a small leak coming from the spout.

I would like to replace ..... instead of fix.

I will install a ball valve on supply line before starting this project, so the question is...

Would I be able to "sweat" these fittings off in order to un-screw the old bib?

Or do some cutting... and replace the whole section?

I plan on installing a Woodford.

Pics---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/35337395@N04/sets/72157622613994626/

All help will be appreciated...........Thanks....1st post.

Redwood
10-18-2009, 09:16 PM
That male thread is the end of the hose bib, it is sweated onto the copper.

I'd unsweat it from the elbow and sweat in a female adapter to thread the new one in.