Frost Free Bib Install Replacement

Discussion in 'Canadian Plumbing Code Questions' started by Blu, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Blu

    Blu New Member

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    Location:
    B.C.
    The plumber who originally worked on the house I recently purchased never placed the outside frost free hose bibs at an angle, so it would drain. This resulted in three(3) of the faucets to freeze. I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
    The faucets are all on finished walls and the replacement internal pipe of the frost free bibs are not available. If I decide to replace these bibs is there anyway that this could be done without ripping the walls open. Would there be any slack that would allow me to pull the faucets out and install a new one?
    Thanks,
  2. Bill Shack

    Bill Shack 30years plumbing 10years plumbing inspector

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    Location:
    montreal quebec Canada
    Sorry but you will need to open the wall. I am never a fan of frost free hose bibbs if they are not installed with a slope then they will freeze and break. If the owner forgets to remove the hose then the they will freeze and break. Also a lot of people when they shut of the hose will continue turning the faucet even tho the faucet was shut some time ago but water keeps on coming, emptying the the line but the people think the faucet is dripping and keep on turning to the point that the washer is crushed. Then complain to me that the hose bibb is defective. I like the old fashion way with a stop and waste inside.
  3. Blu

    Blu New Member

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    Location:
    B.C.
    I guess if I have to open the wall, at least it can be corrected so that I won't have to go thru this again. I like the idea of a stop valve and drain put on a tee with the supply line. Only problem is this is not always convenient, especially when it is buried in the wall and gyproc'd over. Guess it can't be both ways.
    Have a good day.
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    This is a new product.

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