Sillcock mount thread connection dripping
We decided to replace our sillcock after 4 bursted sillcocks within 12 years of owning our house. We always disconnected the water hose and covered the pipe with a frost cap in the winter. The bursting was not due our neglect.
We cut out the drywall inside the house and discovered that the sillcock was installed with an angle towards the copper pipe, not away. We cut out the old copper pipe as it was severely damaged and the sillcock was soldiered to it anyway. We changed the angle downwards to outside. We used non-soldering adapters to fix this; attached the sillcock to a ProLine Pure Copper 1/2Ã¢ÂÂ x 1/2Ã¢ÂÂ FNPT Female Adapter (Push Fit) sold in Menards using 2 rounds of Teflon tape over the mount threads of the sillcock. The problem is, it is dripping in this connection Ã¯Â¿Â½" about 2 drops/day.
I am not sure if we did it correctly, the adapter is not fully screwed onto the sillcockÃ¢ÂÂs threads, about 3 rows are visible. We couldÃ¢ÂÂt get it on more, we used pliers holding the sillcock carefully.
[FYI a SharkBite female adapter wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt screw on this threading at all; a GatorBite female adapter screws on it just about the same depth, still 3 rows of the threads are exposed].
My hubby said the water will stop dripping, but it has been one week and it didnÃ¢ÂÂt stop, still dripping about 2 drops a day. How can we fix it? Thank you.