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Old 09-03-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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A LOCK - Outdoor Faucet - Want The Best!


I recently purchased a condo a block away from the beach in S. Florida.
I'm looking to replace my outdoor faucet with LOCKED faucets & I want the best on the market (Home Depot, Loews or online). Can you recommend what I should get? They can be either a key or combination.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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Why not just turn off the exterior hose bib until you want to use it? Is water theft that prevalent?
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This is admittedly a long shot for a FL setup (versus a location up north where winterizing hose bibs is necessary), but does the external faucet happen to have an internal shutoff valve somewhere inside?

If so, that would be an easy "fix" to deter water theft

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Remove the handle
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the name is 'keyed hose bib'---lots to pick from---from 'reasonable' to 'Holy Cow'
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@Ron6519 - Itís a VC home and donít have access to valve and the faucet is accessible to other units.
@Chris130 - Iím having one added to my patio. So I would like to install with a lock.
@ct18 - Thatís a good idea.
@ohímike - Thanks for the suggestion an image.
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@oh'mike - Would a standard garden hose hook onto that keyed hose bib?
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Yes, they are set up for a regular hose----good idea to keep beach goers from washing their feet at your place--and maybe leaving it running.
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@oh'mike - HUGE Help! Thank you, Scott
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I've never seen a spigot like the one oh'mike posted a pictue of. All I've ever seen (and I actually had to replace one on our church building) had no handle and a stem that was recessed and oddly shaped. You can't grab it with pliers; the only way to operate the faucet is with a special tool that fits onto the stem. Although you can buy the tool at some big box stores, it'd be highly unlikely any random beachgoer would be carrying one. And that type of spigot is also probably less expensive than one with an actual lock and key (but still not gonna be cheap).
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This one has a removable key---Much simpler and less cost than the fancy one pictured above.
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