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  • Fine thread Hose Bibb???

    I had a Hose bibb that was dripping pretty good. Went and picked up a couple 3/4" hose bibbs to replace it and after finally being able to get it off, I found out that I had fine thread and looks nothing like the one I bought. I assume that when my house was built 2 years ago that they sodered my faucet on and even filled in with mortar that I will never be able to remove it without extra costs to replace it with a course threaded one. Is this normal?? Where do I buy these things? What will I need to do if I damaged the thread taking it off?

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    Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

    Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
    I had a Hose bibb that was dripping pretty good. Went and picked up a couple 3/4" hose bibbs to replace it and after finally being able to get it off, I found out that I had fine thread and looks nothing like the one I bought. I assume that when my house was built 2 years ago that they sodered my faucet on and even filled in with mortar that I will never be able to remove it without extra costs to replace it with a course threaded one. Is this normal?? Where do I buy these things? What will I need to do if I damaged the thread taking it off?
    pls post a picture!!
    sigpic

    Robert

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    • #3
      Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

      Is this an outside hosebib or maybe a laundry bib?
      Brent

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      • #4
        Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

        Outside. hold on a sec for a pic.

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        • #5
          Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

          sounds like the thread from a factory installed vacuum breaker. the vacuum breaker was removed and this left you a very fine larger than normal thread.

          a picture will confirm this.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

            I'm wondering if it is the bibb or is it the VB he is replacing?
            "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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            • #7
              Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

              Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
              I'm wondering if it is the bibb or is it the VB he is replacing?
              deja vu

              or 2 minds that think alike

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                But does not a vacuum-breaker have hose threads, which have less threads per inch than a pipe thread?
                the dog

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                • #9
                  Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                  Im sorry guys. I'm having trouble posting the pic.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                    OK. let me know if you need a better pic.
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                      dog,

                      Some of the manufacturers have quit using the hose thread size VB to comply with the non-removable part of the code. When the plumber neglects to break-off the screw the VB is no longer non-removable.

                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                        Originally posted by plumbdog10 View Post
                        But does not a vacuum-breaker have hose threads, which have less threads per inch than a pipe thread?
                        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.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                          Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
                          OK. let me know if you need a better pic.
                          Bingo that is the vaccum breaker not the hose bibb. If you can replace it , it will have to be from the same manufacturer.

                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                            Originally posted by RedRado03 View Post
                            OK. let me know if you need a better pic.
                            that's a vacum breaker,not hose bibb.Does the faucet leak when you have it turned off?was the set screw broken off in the vacuum breaker?sounds like it was,the hose bibb should be completly removed and new one istalled
                            sigpic

                            Robert

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                            • #15
                              Re: Fine thread Hose Bibb???

                              Did I mess up by taking it off with my channel locks? How do I fix this?

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