Step 5: Install the new faucet

installing the new faucet
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Wrap the threaded end of the new faucet with Teflon plumber's tape, then slide it through the hole and press the flange tight against the siding. Don't screw it in place just yet.

If the hole is a bit too big, pull ou tthe faucet a few inches and fill the space around the pipe with a thick bead of adhesive caulk. This will help to seal out the cold.

Now, move inside and bring with you all the fittings and tools for making the plumbing connections.

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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