Frozen outside hose bib leaks in wall when using hose

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Terry, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Sometimes I get a call from a homeowner about water in a wall when they use an outside hose. What happens is that the hose isn't removed during the Winter months, and then the copper tubing splits. Remove the hose, and this never happens. Here, the wall was cut to remove the faucet and replace it.

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  2. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

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    A good reminder to remove your hoses from the spigot in the fall, huh?
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