Home Improvement Thread

Discussion in 'Totally Off-Topic' started by willseph, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. willseph

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    Not the tv show, but let's share your projects, questions, recommendations, etc.

    We just became home owners a week ago, already did a bunch. Installed a new rainfall shower head, furnace filters, painted a few rooms. Now working on the garden.

    Can you guys help me identify this spigot? What kind of hose do I need to hook up to it? It's not threaded like a normal one.
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  2. owlsfan

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    I would rather talk about the show.
     
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  3. MordorMongo

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    Heidi was hotter than Lisa.

    There, I said it.
     
  4. owlsfan

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    Mark was hotter than Brad.

    There, I said it.
     
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  5. lurchingbeast

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  6. JM03

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    I've done countless projects at my house. From tearing walls out, replacing flooring, bathrooms, tile, new deck out back, and many more. I have no pics. I enjoy doing those types of things
     
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  7. mattafett

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    It's a type of quick connect (like an air hose). I've never seen one like it. Go to an actual plumbing parts supplier (not Lowes or Home Depot) and talk to them. Bring the pic, though they will hate it.
     
  8. elkhunter36

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    http://t.harborfreight.com/6-piece-...870.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided
     
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  9. sherm1016

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    Looks broken to me. Honestly. Doesn't look like any quick connect that I'm aware of.
     
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  10. match1112

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    Are there threads under the white plastic ring?
     
  11. mattafett

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    Probably missing the collar.
     
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  12. Espeer

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    Something screwed on has broken off. Just grab it with some pliers and I bet it will unscrew and reveal a regular faucet.
     
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  13. tosh

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    I am paying countless people to do countless projects, does thatcount?

    My big project is installing a dimmer switch, the new roof, kitcken, fence, arbor, screens etcetc are way out my league....fuck the dimmer switch might be a challenge to much, we will see.
     
  14. harrymel

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    Two votes for this.
     
  15. sherm1016

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    This was one of my speculations as well, but in looking at a high res version of the picture, it looks like the threads are broken. Right around 3 o'clock, you can see on the bottom of the bib, there is what looks like a jagged edge. Hard to say for sure though.
     
  16. FTowne

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    I'm going with it's some sort of metric or European version of a faucet. Tear it out and buy a standard or American version.
     
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  17. willseph

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to hack the fucker off tonight, more to report later.
     
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  18. sherm1016

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    I would honestly just remove it. I hate frost free hose bibs. I removed the frost free hose bib on my house and installed a quarter-turn hose bib and a shutoff valve w/ drain in the basement. I'm sure it's not up to code, but minimum code tends to protect idiots, and make life harder for the rest of us.
     
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  19. willseph

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    And there's nothing crazy about that install, correct? I can sweat pipes, if you know what I mean.
     
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