My house was built in 1979, and the front yard silcock attaches to the main water line as it comes into the house. The problem is, a few years ago, the water company apparently increased the pressure to our neighborhood and blew out several water faucets in the house. We had a pressure reducer valve put on the main line, but it is above the connection to the outside spigot. Over time, this spigot is giving out and now needs replacing. We can't find the parts to repair it, so we'd like to put a new copper line from the main "after" the pressure reducer (5 feet away). Is it safe to cap the old connection to the outside spigot, or should we remove that section of the main and replace it with a straight section of pipe? Right now, it's the main line with a "t" fitting and almost immediately an elbow through the wall less than 1-1/2 inches from the main line. Thanks.
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Altering original copper plumbing