An exterior faucet is also referred to as a hose bibb. The purpose of this fixture is to provide water to the exterior of a home without being damaged by freezing temperatures. Most hose bibs in the Kansas City area are about 10″-12″ long. The shut off is located at the end of the device in order to keep the water as far from the exterior as possible.
Some hose bibs are equipped with a vacuum breaker, this is usually recognizable by a plastic cap that is on top of the fixture. The vacuum breaker is designed to prevent siphoning after the shut off has been turned off. Sometimes the vacuum breaker can lose it’s seal and may need to be replaced.
Replacing a hose bibb in the Kansas City area can sometimes be a challenge if the basement is finished. In some cases, the fixture will unscrew from the outside without having to access the inside of the house. Most cases you will need to cut out the pipe from the inside of the house which may require removing some of the drywall.
The most important thing you can do to protect your exterior faucets is to disconnect your hoses in the winter months. It’s also important that the hose bibb is installed sloping downhill so that the excess water will run out the faucet after being shut off.
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