Sillcock problems..

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    • #277857
      MasterPlumbers
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      I had to replace the old sillcock on the front of the house. I bought a new one and had to a copper fitting that went from the 3/4 to 1/2. The sillcock had a threaded end that has a chrome like finish. It it possible to sweat a threaded copper end to this to make sure it doesn’t leak. I currently have pipe tape on the treads but it seems to be leaking slowing. Does this make any sense?

    • #297262
      Selgas
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      Take the readtape off the fitting and replace it with hemp along with a little graphite grease and the leak will stop. To solder chrome pipe into brass you have to sand off all the chrome at the point where you want to solder.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

    • #297263
      Selgas
      Participant

      readtape should read thread tape.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

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