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Old 02-24-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Cant Find This Frost Free Valve


I am looking for a frost free valve that does not have a threaded end to attach a hose, i would like to attach copper pipe to it.
Everything i can find is a sill cock style with a threaded end for a hose.

Basically we have a copper pipe that comes out of the side of our house where our crawlspace vent is and takes a 90deg bend straight up about 3ft to a faucet.

Currently i have to crawl under the house in the winter and turn off this setup every year. I would like to get a 10in frost free valve that would allow me to shut it off from outside. but still keep the 3ft high faucet.

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ok i give up

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Frost free spigots require the opportunity to drain. If you leave a hose attached or if you put a riser on them like you propose then they trap water and are no longer frost free.

One option: run the water supply line up the 3' but inside the heated building and then use a frost free spiogot to go out.

2nd option: run the water line out under ground below the frost line and use a frost proof hydrant. http://www.lowes.com/pd_239933-15649...ductId=3223217
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Frost free spigots require the opportunity to drain. If you leave a hose attached or if you put a riser on them like you propose then they trap water and are no longer frost free.

One option: run the water supply line up the 3' but inside the heated building and then use a frost free spiogot to go out.

2nd option: run the water line out under ground below the frost line and use a frost proof hydrant. http://www.lowes.com/pd_239933-15649...ductId=3223217
For some reason i didn't think about the fact that it won't drain what's outside.

the house is stone and has 16in thick stone walls that go down 3ft under ground level. This makes it difficult to drill through the walls (the stone is very soft) For some reason our crawl space has poured concrete floor making it extra difficult to dig under.

I am thinking maybe just the frost free spigot with a small length of hose attached to the 3ft high faucet then when winter comes i can disconnect the hose and close the frost free spigot.

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For some reason i didn't think about the fact that it won't drain what's outside.

the house is stone and has 16in thick stone walls that go down 3ft under ground level. This makes it difficult to drill through the walls (the stone is very soft) For some reason our crawl space has poured concrete floor making it extra difficult to dig under.

I am thinking maybe just the frost free spigot with a small length of hose attached to the 3ft high faucet then when winter comes i can disconnect the hose and close the frost free spigot.

Thanks!
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Pictures are always nice to clear things up.
Sure sounds like you have a really poor set up the way it is.
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IF you can find a frost free faucet with, let's say male threads on the end--then you can find and adapter with female threads on one side x female sweat/solder on the other side. Problem solved.
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Or just replace the hose ends as needed.

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