Residential Outside Faucet
To replace a residential outside faucet or hose bib: technical term(seal caulk) for one that has a flange that you are able to screw to a surface through holes on the left and the right of the flange to secure it to the exterior wall. A ( hose bib ) has threads that screw into a fitting. By looking at these you can know what type of connection is going on behind the outside faucet whether it is on many different types of pipe including Pex, PVC, Polly, copper, galvanized or another suitable mat. These also range in pipe sizes normally labeled on the face of the outside faucet. There is multiple ways these connections are made to ensure stability when using a water hose attachment to keep from having a concealed plumbing failure. The process I use when installing an outside faucet to ensure the stability and durability of my installs I mount a pressure treated 2 by 4 purling block in between the studs at the location with a drop-eared L that has three screw holes to mount it to the two by four then install a galvanized nipple 1/2 inch beyond the surface protruding the exterior wall these threaded connections will be made with Teflon tape and a thread lock pipe compound known as leak lock normally referred to as blue pipe dope there are different type of pipe compounds four different types of permanent and temporary applications 1 is equivalent to the other but the set time is different if you use soft seal pipe compound you will be able to remove galvanized pipe (nipple) for instance on new construction you would stub your plumbing out wait for exterior to be finished painted and trimmed then you would install your seal caulk or hose bib so you would have to remove and reset without worrying whether or not it’s going to come apart without damaging something. And as always when tightening a plumbing connection there are specific torx required to ensure no leaks for instance 3/8 threaded galvanized needs a torque in 23 pounds of pressure. Half-inch needs 30 lb of pressure. 3/4 needs 54 lb of pressure. 1 inch needs 78 lb of pressure.
The outside faucet will need to be a vertically straight handle to spout you achieve this by using a known measurement from the exterior surface protruding half-inch and the distance in between it and the hub of your connection concealed in the wall some quite a bit goes into proper installation. Something a lot of people don’t think about I like to suggest in some locations hot water outside faucet can be very helpful in a lot of cleaning situations especially cleaning unprocessed food like deer crab is 1 I’ve always liked to use it for. Normally hands get really cold in colder season harvesting.