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hose faucet question: hose bibbs versus sillcocks



 
 
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Old June 8th 04, 05:54 PM
pat
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Default hose faucet question: hose bibbs versus sillcocks

Why do "hose bibbs" typically have round handles and "sillcocks" all seem to
have a tee handle? (see
http://www.cornerhardware.com/cat_42...ill-Cocks.html)



I have to replace my garden hose faucet and it's apparent that I need a
sillcock with its male pipe thread. My current (leaking) valve has a round
handle, can the tee handle on a sillcock be replaced with the round handle?
Thanks!


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Old June 9th 04, 01:23 AM
Jeff Wisnia
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Default hose faucet question: hose bibbs versus sillcocks

pat wrote:

Why do "hose bibbs" typically have round handles and "sillcocks" all seem to
have a tee handle? (see
http://www.cornerhardware.com/cat_42...ill-Cocks.html)



I have to replace my garden hose faucet and it's apparent that I need a
sillcock with its male pipe thread. My current (leaking) valve has a round
handle, can the tee handle on a sillcock be replaced with the round handle?
Thanks!



.:\:/:.
+-------------------+ .:\:\:/:/:.
| PLEASE DO NOT | :.:\:\:/:/:.:
| FEED THE TROLLS | :=.' - - '.=:
| | '=(\ 9 9 /)='
| Thank you, | ( (_) )
| Jeff | /`-vvv-'\
+-------------------+ / \
| | @@@ / /|,,,,,|\ \
| | @@@ /_// /^\ \\_\
@x@@x@ | | |/ WW( ( ) )WW
\||||/ | | \| __\,,\ /,,/__
\||/ | | | jgs (______Y______)
/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\//\/\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\




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Old June 9th 04, 02:05 PM
pat
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Default hose faucet question: hose bibbs versus sillcocks


"Jeff Wisnia" wrote in message
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pat wrote:

Why do "hose bibbs" typically have round handles and "sillcocks" all

seem to
have a tee handle? (see

http://www.cornerhardware.com/cat_42...ill-Cocks.html)



I have to replace my garden hose faucet and it's apparent that I need a
sillcock with its male pipe thread. My current (leaking) valve has a

round
handle, can the tee handle on a sillcock be replaced with the round

handle?
Thanks!



.:\:/:.
+-------------------+ .:\:\:/:/:.
| PLEASE DO NOT | :.:\:\:/:/:.:
| FEED THE TROLLS | :=.' - - '.=:
| | '=(\ 9 9 /)='
| Thank you, | ( (_) )
| Jeff | /`-vvv-'\
+-------------------+ / \
| | @@@ / /|,,,,,|\ \
| | @@@ /_// /^\ \\_\
@x@@x@ | | |/ WW( ( ) )WW
\||||/ | | \| __\,,\ /,,/__
\||/ | | | jgs (______Y______)
/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\//\/\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\




--
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)

"My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying."


hey Jeff...Lick me

Structural Engineer, PE and MSCE

So, do you know the answer to my question? My wife will bitch if she has to
use that damn tee handle.


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Old June 14th 04, 01:19 PM
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Default hose faucet question: hose bibbs versus sillcocks

pat wrote:

Why do "hose bibbs" typically have round handles and "sillcocks" all seem to
have a tee handle? (see
http://www.cornerhardware.com/cat_42...ill-Cocks.html)

I have to replace my garden hose faucet and it's apparent that I need a
sillcock with its male pipe thread. My current (leaking) valve has a round
handle, can the tee handle on a sillcock be replaced with the round handle?
Thanks!

here goes, just a guess, but if you look at the back of the one with the
round handle you will see that there is a plate on it to attach to a
wall. when its attached to the wall you hand is not gonna be able to
get around the back too much so you get a circular handle to turn from
the front.... the other ones dont have a back plate so they can be set
out further from the wall....now you can get your hand on the parts of
the crank when its facing the back wall???
 




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