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    Short timer

    I'm saying that several faucets where I've used the silicone grease quickly get "sticky" again. I've got one filtered-water faucet (cold line) where I grease the O-rings, and six WEEKS later the...
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    My Silicone is siliGONE!

    Yo - great minds of the plumbing industry. Solve this for me, please.

    Over the years I've repaired/replaced many a faucet - and have used several brands of silicone paste.

    So? Well - I've...
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    Diff-runt strokes

    Sillcocks aren't larger - just different. And you're right - I've gotta get an adapter, sweat it on the pipe, then thread on the sillcock. It will only stick out maybe another half inch or so. I...
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    Trying to 'splain

    OK - here's the build-up. Coming out of the concrete wall is a 1/2"copper pipe - sticks out about two inches. I thought there were threads ON the copper pipe, but no.
    There's a hose bibb with a Male...
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    Sillcock blues. . .

    Got new quarter-turn sillcocks for the outside of my house - I "thought"the old ones had female threads screwed onto male brass threads on a fitting that was soldered to 1/2"copper pipe.
    But - on...
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