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How do i identify my outdoor faucet, cannot really read the numbers there is an arrowhead logo with a diagonal banner across it letters nw and asse Py9 maybe?


This is as you may have guessed, an Arrowhead sillcock.You should be able to replace the washer if you can find the bibb screw. Hold a bucket in front of asillcock and have someone turn the water on for 2 seconds. The bibb screw and what is left of the washer should shoot out. If you lose these parts, you can take the stem to the nearest plumbing supply, lowes, home depot or hardware store that carries Arrowhead sillcocks. They should be able to either give you a repair kit, or a whole new sillcock which you can take apart and just use the stem. It must be the same length to work properly. Before you install the new stem, make sure the bibb screw holding the washer in is tightened. Good luck!

Apr 15, 2017 | Banner Plumbing

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I installed a new Mueller silcock faucet outside and sweat it in. I turned it on and I'm not getting much water pessure. All the water valves are opened as far as they can be. I heated up the pipes...


Yea you got solder inside the silcock, when you solder the pipe the second time that only move it around.

Take the entire sillcock off and remove the stem so you can see inside to day light re heat and melt all the melted solder out then being that you now have tinned ends. the solder is on both ends male and female you just need to heat the two and just "touch" the top of the fitting with new solder

I mean just touch less than a 1/4 inch melt down and the re install the stem

Good Luck Rich

Sep 07, 2011 | Frost Free Sillcock, 12"

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I have an American Valve M72AS Frost Proof Sillcock that is leaking around the stem when turned on. I replaced the packing under the handle with no fix. Is there another packing/seal deeper inside? How...


AMERICAN VALVE 1/2-in Dual Pattern Brass Sillcock Valve M72AS...

Do NOT purchase this product... Mine lasted about four years for me before the internal stem/rod cracked. This caused a constant leak when it was turned on. Doing research for parts... I've noticed a lot of reviews on the internet about this same problem as to it leaking through the handle. I thought it was a gasket problem but after analyzing it, it turned out to be the "Integral Vacuum Breaker" system malfunctioning after a few years of use. The tip of the stem is a moveable item loaded on a spring and if it gets stuck closed, the water in the stem/rod does not drain out causing water to stay in the center stem/rod and of course freezing during the winter. When Spring comes and you turn on the system, that's when it leaks in and around the handle.
Another important note: I could NOT find replacement parts i.e. center stem/rod therefore causing me to buy another new Freeze-Proof Sillcock. It doesn't stop here yet....The newer ones are mostly made of aluminum and the center stem/rod is all aluminum...NOT copper!!! This part being all aluminum which I believe will be a major problem to come!!! As you know aluminum creates lots of oxidation with layers of white aluminum powder. This will now be going through your hoses that might feed your garden/food, your pets water bowls outside and your pools!! This is not good. They need to keep this stuff copper or CPVC but NOT ALUMINUM.Look up "Aluminum poisoning"
I have pictures of this (center stem/rod) and how I fixed the old copper center stem/rod for a back up when my aluminum one I just bought from Lowes fails in a few years. I tested it and it works (my old copper stem/rod)!!! I fixed mine by removing the spring in the tip and putting the tip back in the stem and filling the center of the stem/rod with Liquid Nails adhesive. If I was to do it again, I would use a Rubber Silicon via a tube gun.
My suggestion is to go to the old type of Frost-Free Sillcock "BRASS" NOT ALUMINIUM and doesn't have a hollow center stem/rod for water to freeze in and also doesn't have the anti-Siphon design. It might be a neat design but when the parts start to oxidize/rust etc. it then will stick and keep the water from being aloud to leave the stem/rod therefore causing a crack and WILL leak when opened during the Spring.

Jun 10, 2011 | Home

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We installed a 8" frost free sillcock Quarter Master and the plastic handles keep breaking. The square portion of the plastic handle that screws on to the brass turn valve cracks. Is there a metal...


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Jun 28, 2010 | B&K Mueller/B & K 450-032 90 Red Brass...

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Muellet sillcock - two units-one no water flow at all; one unit very little flow-- less then one year old -- this seems to be a common problem


Either the rubber seal that shuts off the water is stuck or jammed sideways, or the sillcocks are corroded internally, which with everything being made in China is no surprise.

May 12, 2010 | Mueller Industries No.104-119 12" 3/4MIP...

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No water from silcocks.They worked last summer.


Water turned off at sourse further up the line.

Jul 07, 2009 | Frost Free Sillcock, 12"

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Sillcock leaks even when off. does anyone make a repair kit?


Have you tightened the nut around the valve or have you backed off the nut then screw it in and then tighten nut? And yes you can get a kit at any hardeware store but you will have to take it apart to get the right seals.

Jun 27, 2009 | Frost Free Sillcock, 12"

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