Replacing a sillcock – the part on the house the hose attaches to.
Beginning in the crawlspace we identify the line, shutoff the main supply and cut out the existing piece
Once the old peice is removed we measure for the replacement. A 12 inch frost free sillcock with a backflow preventer (1/2″ male 3/4″ female) is perfect to accept the existing half inch pipe without any other modifications.
Clean up the pipes prior to solder…
Add a little flux, which pulls the solder into the joint.
Sorry only two hands…one is on the torch, heating up the joint, the other hand is holding the wire solder to the joint. As the copper heats up, the flux pulls the solder into the joint, in effect welding it together.
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