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Old 05-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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I need to replace my outdoor hose bib (it’s leaking, and looks like the valve in the basement is leaking as well)
What is the best way to attach the new hose bib to the siding? It is aluminum siding with ½” lap
I’ve read that it was better to install the hose bib pitching downward to make sure it drains properly for winter
But how can I install it pitching downward when the siding will make it going upward? Is there any kind of angled shim?

Hope it’s not a stupid question…..!!!

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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http://www.faucetdepot.com/prod/Moen...rome-30424.asp

Put on of these in and as long as you remember to remove the hose during winter your in good shape.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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most faucets come with a wedge shaped white platic thing a majig---so you are fine---
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I went to Home Depot and Lowes but didn't find those wedge shape shim with the faucet....
I was thinking about something that would be sturdy without requiring to attach the faucet to the wall
My idea was to use 1/2" galvanized floor flange, and screw it to the rim joist (indoor)
Then use a piece of 1/2" galvanized tube, long enough to reach the outside of the wall, and screw the faucet
But that tube would need to screw thru the flange to extend both side, but right now I can only have 1 side
I would need to find a piece of tube with the thread on the whole length....
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You are making this harder than you need it---

Slip the new valve into the hole---add the white plastic backing plate behind the screw flange and then screw the valve to the wall.

Inside the house---use a wood cross block or a metal blocking to lift the valve end a bit--then add your piping----

If the house piping is copper, I usually solder a short section of pipe into the valve before I place it into the hole----

Adding a ball valve shut off before the hose bib makes future maintenance easier---
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