I want to make sure I'm going about replacing the my exterior hose connection properly:
The exterior hose connection on our ~1930s era brick house started leaking badly out of the handle. Naturally, I thought to remove the handle to take a look inside. All of the hardware looks old, though not 1930s old. However, as I removed the handle, the screw holding the handle on to the interior valve promptly broke in half. Thus I'm now faced with replacing the entire exterior/interior hose connection.
The exterior hose connection goes straight back into the basement. It goes exterior hose connection -> cutoff valve -> cold water supply. I can rotate the exterior hose connection, which rotates the interior connection, including the valve!.
I want to back out the hose connection from the valve while keeping the valve in place; and hopefully replace the whole thing with a new frost proof hose connection (assuming this is a standard length). Is the right way to go about this having someone hold the interior valve to cold water connection with a wrench, while I turn the exterior hose connection? Then just put the new hose connection through the hold hole in the brick and screw it into the valve?