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Old 01-10-2013, 04:37 AM   #1
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Need to turn pipe into hose output (success, thanks guys)

I need to turn this into a hose output where I can connect a power washer.

How would I start, what do I need to order, ect.



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Old 01-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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I'd say that valve will not support the flow needed for your power washer. You would need to shut off the water to that line (probably the house) and cut off that valve and sweat another one (ball valve) in its place. You will need to know the supply size, I'm saying 1/2" and go from there. Supply houses will have all the parts you need, just ask someone there. If the water supply won't shut off completely, us the bread trick (white bread kneeded into a ball and shoved into the copper to stop water flow- after sweating the new valve, turn on water and open valve). If you don't know how to use a torch, you might be able to use compression fittings for the new valve. Or...borrow a pro press gun and crimp the fittings on. (Probably will not find one unless you talk with a plumber)

Can't tell from the pic if that valve is threaded on, but it looks like it is soldered. Threaded would be much easier..just replace valve.

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What he said...

It does look like 1/2" copper and it does look soldered...

This sounds like it's a temporary thing, so another approach is to affix a 1/2" threaded fitting on the end of pipe...and buy a piece or pieces to convert that to a hose fitting...and when done, just screw on another 3/8" valve like you have to it. Use a few wraps of teflon tape.
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Above guys have it right.

Turn water off

Cut off shut off
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPJCTmfzHmQ

Make sure water is out of pipe (push down on it a little)

Sweat on an adaptor like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pi...1#.UPJBdWfzHmQ

Install a hose bibb
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPJCHGfzHmQ


If you want, you can find a Hose bibb that is direct solder on too or if you hate soldering, get compression fittings (just make sure you practice and install tight, but not too tight and once a crush washer is used, you never reuse it)
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Above guys have it right.

Turn water off

Cut off shut off
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPJCTmfzHmQ

Make sure water is out of pipe (push down on it a little)

Sweat on an adaptor like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pi...1#.UPJBdWfzHmQ

Install a hose bibb
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPJCHGfzHmQ


If you want, you can find a Hose bibb that is direct solder on too or if you hate soldering, get compression fittings (just make sure you practice and install tight, but not too tight and once a crush washer is used, you never reuse it)
thanks guys, I torched it out and put in a cut out valve like the one jon jon posted
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