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  • #16
    Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

    Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
    Did I mess up by taking it off with my channel locks? How do I fix this?
    replace the complete bibb
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    Robert

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    • #17
      Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

      What is the hose bibb? Is this the faucet itself? I probably need a plumber now.

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      • #18
        Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

        Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
        OK. let me know if you need a better pic.

        just like i said. someone tried to remove a factory installed v.b. from the hose bibb.

        your picture is very blurry/ but i can see what happened.

        at this point, you will need to either reinstall all the parts, or install a complete new hose bibb. if you can find the same manufactor, you can rob all new parts from the replacement and not have to cut into the bricks

        do your homework and shopping, it will save you a real p.i.t.a. job.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #19
          Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

          Maybe we should start over again and you can tell us why you were trying to remove it.

          Was it leaking when the valve was off?

          Was it only leaking when the hose was on?

          Can you post a picture of the bibb so we can see why you think it will be hard to replace?

          As westcoast posted your best option is likely to replace the bibb.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #20
            Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

            By the same manufacture, do you mean they have to look exactly the same? Can I find these at a Home Depot or Lowes?

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            • #21
              Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

              Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
              By the same manufacture, do you mean they have to look exactly the same? Can I find these at a Home Depot or Lowes?
              depends on the manufacturer
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              Robert

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              • #22
                Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
                By the same manufacture, do you mean they have to look exactly the same? Can I find these at a Home Depot or Lowes?
                The vaccum breaker is not meant to be removed from the bibb (faucet). The design is to make the bibb worthless if the vaccum breaker is removed. Now unless you find the identical bibb (not likely to be at Lowes or HD) you need to replace the entire bibb w/vaccum breaker.

                Mark
                "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                • #23
                  Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                  Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                  not sure of your question.

                  a factory installed v.b built into the hose bibb can be removed with some skill and be reinstalled with even more skill. the hose bibb is useless for connecting a hose to if the v.b. is removed.

                  i learned the hard way during years of new construction that soldered on hose bibbs and factory installed v.b are not the way to save money. i had many of v.b. to replace and service. much faster than shutting and draining the system.

                  dog where have you been hiding?

                  we got an election to run and a golf game to play

                  rick.
                  I'm the dumb-*** here because I've not dealt with factory installed vacuum breakers, other than recessed type commercial hose bibs, which I assumed he didn't have. Are they making hose bibs such as these for residential applications?

                  You learn something (at least I do) every day on this forum.
                  the dog

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                  • #24
                    Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                    I initially removed it because It was leaking when I had the water on and no matter what I did or what seal I used, I couldn't get it to stop.
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                    • #25
                      Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                      Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
                      I initially removed it because It was leaking when I had the water on and no matter what I did or what seal I used, I couldn't get it to stop.
                      Okay now we are getting some where. That is a poor picture but it looks like an Arrowhead Sill Cock. Can you see if there is an Arrowhead on the side?

                      Mark
                      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      • #26
                        Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                        So, should this have even been passed inspection when the house was built. Why would anybody want to install this set up. It makes no sence to me. WOW!!!

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                        • #27
                          Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                          I know it's to late now but if you had this, you could leave your hose bibb all the way on and the shut it off from the new shut off valve. This only cost 5 bucks and is as easy as putting on a garden hose. Would this effect the vacuum breaker?
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                          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                            give me a sec.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                              Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
                              So, should this have even been passed inspection when the house was built. Why would anybody want to install this set up. It makes no sence to me. WOW!!!
                              It is the proper installation and an upgrade to the old style.

                              What part of the country are you in and do you know what kind of water piping you have?

                              Mark
                              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                              • #30
                                Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                                OK, Looks like there is a arrowhead design on each side with a made in the USA.

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