Plumbing in the Home/"Frost Free" faucet


waterman wrote at 2012-12-09 00:25:07
Brasscraft makes the T165 valve regrinding tool. It is too short to reach the seat of a frost free tap, but if you remove the T-handle and drill a 5/16 1/4" socket out to 3/8" you can JB weld the socket to the stem. This allows you to use standard 1/4" extender bars so you can reach those deep seats.

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Dana Bostick


Pretty much any residential plumbing questions. For "item specific" details such as a specific model of fixture, I will need to research and there may not be any useful information available. Note: I live and work in Southern California. We do not, as a rule, use hot water or steam heating systems, oil fired boilers or private water wells so my knowledge in those areas is pretty limited. There are others here on AllExerts that can probably answer those questions better.


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