Step 3: Take out the old faucet

Removing an exterior faucet
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Go outside and remove the two screws holding the old hose faucet to the house.

Carefully pull the faucet out of the wall. If its flange is trapped behind a piece of siding or trim, use a pry bar to work the flange free.

Tip: Don't discard the old faucet just yet. You may be able to use the part of the supply pipe that's attached to it to connect the new freezeproof faucet.

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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill with 1-inch-diameter spade bit
    • tongue-and-groove pliers
      Tongue-and-groove pliers
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench
    • propane torch
      Propane torch
    • tubing cutter
      Close-quarter tubing cutter
    • hack saw
      Mini hacksaw
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • eye goggles
      Eye goggles

    Shopping List

    1. FREEZEPROOF FAUCET

    2. 1/2-INCH COUPLING

    1/2-inch CxC



    3. 1/2-INCH FEMALE ADAPTER

    1/2-inch CxF



    4. PIPE FLUX AND ACID BRUSH

    5. LEAD-FREE SOLDER EMERY CLOTH

    6. TEFLON PLUMBER'S TAPE

    7. ADHESIVE CAULK

    8. FIRE-RESISTANT CLOTH AND FIRE EXTINGUISHER

    9. FITTING BRUSH

    10. TWO 1 1/2-INCH-LONG WEATHER-RESISTANT SCREWS

    11. BUCKET