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Speedball 12-14-2008 03:50 PM

Wall faucett
Just thinking ahead about how we will finish our kitchen I was wondering if it would be a problem to mount a wall faucet on an exterior wall?

The use of a farm type apron sink may require such a faucet and being on an exterior wall and the winter temps getting below zero I was concerned about the pipes freezing.

Is it OK to do this or am I asking for trouble?

Thanks Gentlemen.........Pat

TazinCR 12-14-2008 04:05 PM

Get a 12" frost less and make sure it slopes a little and you will have no problems. Remove the hose if connected in the winter.

Termite 12-14-2008 05:12 PM

TazinCR's interpreting your question to mean an exterior hose bib. :no:

For a kitchen faucet, no it isn't a good idea to have it mounted in the exterior wall if you're in a climate that goes below freezing. Normally the faucet would be mounted in the countertop, which allows the supply lines to be on the warm side of the wall. I would avoid doing what you're proposing at all costs.

Mike Swearingen 12-14-2008 05:24 PM

The termite is right again as usual
If possible, never install supply pipes in an exterior wall.
If you install it on the sink however, you can always open the base cabinet doors to prevent it from freezing.
Good Luck!

skymaster 12-14-2008 07:00 PM

run up thru the floor into the cabinet, 1/4 turn ball stops and flex from there. You can wall mount that style faucet with just a tad of imagination. You have to stay on the warm side of the wall.:thumbup:

DUDE! 12-14-2008 07:11 PM

Been there a couple times with the pipes in the wall, not the faucet though, This house they are run up throught the cabinet floor from the basement. Nothing like thawing pipes first thing in the morning when trying to get ready for work. There are ways to deal with it , leave cabinet door open, dog loves that one,, leave the faucet dripping some, but why go through the trouble if you can avoid it. And I know it didn't help that at the time the pipes were in the wall, it was a crawl space under neath.

Termite 12-14-2008 10:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen (Post 198018)
The termite is right again as usual

Thanks Mike. My wife may wish to contest that statement however.

Speedball 12-15-2008 06:28 PM

Argh... I was afraid of that. Thanks-:no:

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