The Way to Install an Exterior Wall Faucet

Many homes have an absolute minimum of exterior pipes, with perhaps just one situated. That is not a terrible thing in areas with tough winters. In milder climates, it translates into an unnecessary battle with canals and leaky diverters to water backyard or your lawn. The easiest solution would be to install another exterior wall faucet. For a little more money, you can find a model that you won’t have to think about if a rare cold breeze hit.

Choose a location for your new faucet that provides an outdoor water source suitable to your needs. Look carefully at the house plumbing to determine the cold water to that place. Be ready to compromise to give sufficient room for the plumbing job to yourself. A water line in a basement or beneath a sink near an exterior wall is best.

Drill a hole in the exterior wall in the chosen location by means of a bit slightly larger. Hold the drill at an angle so that the pit will tilt down inch level, allowing water to drain out of the faucet that is when it is turned off. Use a masonry bit if the wall is made of concrete, cinder block, stucco or brick.

Wrap three turns of plumber’s sealing tape around the threads of the faucet tailpiece. Rely to copper sweat port on the female iron pipe. Hold the faucet firmly with an adjustable wrench and then use another wrench. Turn the adapter at least one-and-a-half full turns past hand tight.

Apply a bead of silicon caulk around the rear of the faucet flange. Slip the faucet into the gap in the wall with the spout pointed down. Use a shim if necessary to provide an even surface. Attach to the wall with screws. Drill pilot holes and use screw anchors on a masonry wall. Loosen the faucet packaging nut and remove the valve stem from the faucet to avoid damaging the seals when soldering.

Hold the tee up to the water distribution line. Make two marks on the pipe to signify cut lines, leaving pipe that is enough so that both ends will penetrate the tee 3/4 inch.

Turn the water source off. Place a bucket beneath the pipe. Cut the pipe with a cutter in the marks. Test leave it in place briefly and fit the tee. Measure the distance between the tee and the adapter threaded onto the faucet tailpiece. Transfer the measurement and cut on a piece that can fit between also adapter and the tee. Test fit the pipe to ensure a smooth recovery.

Remove of tee and pipe. Clean the outside of all four ends of the pipe and the interior of the tee and adapter tape before the metal is shiny and bright. Employ soldering flux to the ends of the pipe and the inside of the fitting and adapter. Collect the pieces, making the pipe ends insert into the fittings.

Light the propane torch. Apply heat and solder each connection. After soldering to get rid of flux, Scrub the joints with a damp rag. Support the assembly straps if necessary to give stability.

Permit the assembly. Turn the water supply and check for leaks.

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