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Old 06-14-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Adding Exterior Hose Bib


Need some ideas on how to add on to an existing hose bib.

As the picture shows, I have one side wall hose bib. I want to add another to the rear of the house. House is slab foundation with brick siding. and copper plumbing.

Existing hose bib is actually connected to the copper with a 10" piece of galvanized pipe.

So, the question is how to plumb the new hose bib in the rear of the house.

Would you install black poly, PVC, Pex, etc. 30' underground to the rear of the house?

How should I connect to the existing hose bib plumbing?

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Digging under the slab to add a spigot to the back is going to be difficult.

I would just put a Y on the current bib, and run a longer hose to the back yard.

You can flip on the lever to either hose on a Y, or off at will.

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THanks for the reply.

What I should have wrote was the extended pipe will go along side the foundation to the back of the house, not under the foundation.

A Y is not what I want. I would like to turn the water On and Off at the new bib.
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Is there any chance that the new pipe can freeze?

Even once in 10 years, and your pipe is going to burst.

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This freeze proof hydrant at the back of the house can be turned on and off at will with constant supply pressure from the present hose bib.
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Do you have any sinks on the slab side of the house on the outside wall?
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This freeze proof hydrant at the back of the house can be turned on and off at will with constant supply pressure from the present hose bib.
Senior not safe or legal. Your drinking water can get contaminated from the weep hole buried in the ground. A safe hydrant is legal but also cost much more.
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Makes me wonder why I'm still alive after using them for 60 years and drinking water that comes directly from the dirt.
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Makes me wonder why I'm still alive after using them for 60 years and drinking water that comes directly from the dirt.
They were not allowed here for a short period of time- now they are once again allowed.
Code officials in my state are once again over ruled by practicality- go figure......

But a yard hydrant doesn't solve his piping problem.....
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If that was my problem the frost/freeze proof would solve it.
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I believe you can now buy 'sanitary' yard hydrants that prevent any potential cross-contamination, but I agree that unless your hydrant is in the middle of the manure pile I doubt it has ever been a quantifiable problem.
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I believe you can now buy 'sanitary' yard hydrants that prevent any potential cross-contamination, but I agree that unless your hydrant is in the middle of the manure pile I doubt it has ever been a quantifiable problem.
You do know how they work right?
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You do know how they work right?
Yes I do - installed a couple on the farm (not the new 'sanitary' type). Apparently they have have a fitting or chamber that prevents groundwater entering via the weep hole.
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