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 Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: frotis

What is the difference from a Hydrant and a Faucet?

Some are listed as Hydrant and Others as Faucet and they both look the same.

Who makes a good quality frost proof sillcock?



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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: hj (AZ)

Hydrant, sill cock, or hose bibb, they all perform the same function, although the internal assemblies may be different. A faucet usually, but not always, does not have a hose thread on the outlet.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: PlumberManDan (IA)

Woodford Model #17 Follow this link..[www.woodfordmfg.com]

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: jerco (MD)

Those Woodford plastic handles really irk me. I prefer the Arrowheads.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

I'm really liking these:[www.moen.com]

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: jerco (MD)

That handle looks a little less cheesy ... but it's still plastic right? I like the 1/2 turn though. That would make the handle less likely to ever break.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

And if it does... Moen has a lifetime Guarantee!

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: joint-runner (MA)

Red....:cry:,moen has a hold on them :cry:...there having some problems with them and also want to increase the hot temp to 104 :cry:,Can't get any...:cry:...moen says mid june...:cry:,I love these little guys,they sell themselfs.....hurry moen...:cry:

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: hj (AZ)

Ahggg. You have been hanging out with Lance Kirk, haven't you?

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

OMG:cry:When did that happen:cry:Its been about a month and a half since I needed one:cry:lance who:cry:

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: joint-runner (MA)

I know...Lance who...:cry:

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: 2nd year apprentice

Mansfield makes a real good sill bib hydrant.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

I was ready to sell a bunch of those to the (outside shower, beach people) this year! The perfect way to do it. Here is an inexpensive hot/cold faucet what you connect to it is your business. Just unscrew and bring it in for the winter.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: joint-runner (MA)

Red...I placed an order for 3 cases last week...:cry:...none in the system.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

I guess I'll have to convince them that they will benefit greatly by putting off getting that beach shower fixed later in June when they are available again.:cry:

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: frotis

Thanks,

I was surprised to see that Lowes stocks the Woodford 14 and 17's. Are the anti-siphon models more trouble prone?

Also the handle is a either aluminum or metal, which is good, I thought it was plastic from the pictures online.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

Woodford is and excellent brand for outside hose bibbs.

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: frotis

Do you think the Model-17 (Anti-Siphon) would require more service in the long run, than a Model-14?

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: redwood (CT)

I would install the anti-siphon model. Protect your water supply!

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: dlh (TX)

but if you want to install the 14 model they make vacuum breakers you can screw onto them.

if i am not mistaken arrow has went to plastic handles

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 Re: Sillcock Question - Hydrant vs Faucet
Author: jerco (MD)

All the Arrowheads we are getting still have solid heavy metal handles.

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