Broken Rod on Woodford Outdoor faucet

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      Avatar photoEd Ilschner

        I have a Woordford Model 17 outdoor faucet and the operating rod (the metal rod inside the stem) seems to be worn out or broken. I can remove the rod but the check valve does not come out with it. Both ends of the rod are knurled like a gear but the inside end of the rod looks pretty worn. I can turn the faucet all day long and still not get any water no matter which end I put in.

        Has the rod been broken at the end? I though the rod had a threaded hole on the end to hold the check valve on with a screw. Did something break?

        Am I stuck replacing the entire faucet?

        Also, the faucet is above a finished room in my basement. I have access to the copper pipe about 6′ into the house. Can I cut it there and pull out the faucet and the pipe from the outside, put on the new faucet and slide the whole works back in and rejoin the pipe?

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        Avatar photoRetired plbg1

          Take alook at this site. You can cut copper and take faucet out but getting that part could be a problem. Best thing is to buy a new one abecause the inside might be bad. you can buy parts on this site but you have to know what to order, let me know. After you cut pipe and get new faucet add the copper to faucet and cut to fit and use coupling and join together and solder.

          Art retired plbg

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