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  • Altering original copper plumbing

    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.

  • #2
    Re: Altering original copper plumbing

    solder a cap on and forget about.

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    • #3
      Re: Altering original copper plumbing

      just solder the cap on the strength of the copper is more then enough to hold the pressure.

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      • #4
        Re: Altering original copper plumbing

        Thanks for the advice.

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        • #5
          Re: Altering original copper plumbing

          http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

          item # 657700 Why not just use this? No tools required.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: Altering original copper plumbing

            I would use a female solder x threaded then put a cap or plug on it. unless you can completely shut the water off and drain it totally.

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