They are the same. So moms was blown out by frost action. She had a plumber over. 300 some dollars for a chintzy Lowe’s 5 dollar valve. Mine is out too. More water comes out the stem than the hose. For 300 bucks, I will cut the pipe in the basement, install a gd Chinese Home Depot valve with a drain and hope my sill cock has a rope packing under the gland nut. Now if I have to hone the seat like they showed on this old house I will be unhappy but if the women don’t find you handsome...WTF is a sillcock? Please talk English. A hose bib? My cock is good.
Yup...If I was going to replace mine, those Woodford units look like the bomb.Not sure what cheap plastic garbage you all are referring to because I only use Woodford frost proof sillcocks. Good American made brass & copper, they are highly durable and trouble free. Installed correctly these are just about bomb proof. Make sure to disconnect your hose before first freeze.
Maybe the Borg (Homers) sells cheaper Chinese plastic imitations? If you are buying those, then you are getting exactly what you paid for. But I know that they sell Woodford’s as well.
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Did you know your sillcock is cockeyed?About ten years ago I had to pull things apart and replace the valve set washer, "O"-Ring on the packing bushing and cone washer on the stem. Also the plastic handle was broken and just kind of spun around on the stem.
Last week when I fired up the garden hose there was small streams of water spraying out both along the the stem and outside diameter of the thing....nothing serious, but not right.
Took it apart, and cleaned things up. Lucky to find the right (or close enough) parts in my bag of plumbing washers and stuff. The female threaded stem was stripped, so now have an 11/32" 1/4" drive socket on the stem for a handle....will dig around for a cheap T-handle to use.
Know I should have bought a whole new unit years ago....but doubt it I could find one with all metal parts, and packing around the stem instead of crappy O-rings. Even the packing gland is is fine threaded plastic instead of brass.
The thing is only like 38 years old and I've had to repair it twice already....
Any plumbing handymen (or wimmens) out there that wish they built valves like they used to?
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Back together with socket on stem....
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