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As you haul your garden hose around from the backyard for the hundredth time this year, you may wonder what it would be like to have a garden faucet in front of the house, where you actually need it. Luckily, help is at hand. Using common tools and a basic layout, professional plumber Carl Vonnoh walks us through the installation of a brand-new frostproof exterior faucet. This article also highlights the anatomy of a frostproof faucet (also known as freezeless or frost-free faucet), including the inner workings of each plumbing component and how it helps eliminate the frozen and burst pipes that plague outdoor faucets in cold regions.
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A new pressure-balanced valve provides safer, more convenient temperature control than you'll get from two handlesby Ed Cunha
It's easy to work with, but you've still got to choose the right fittings and follow some basic rulesby Ed Cunha
Cross-linked polyethylene is tough and flexible, and you don't need a torch to install itby Dave Lovesky
Both PVC cleaner and PVC primer be used to create a strong joint, but one is required by codeby Ed Cunha
Cross-linked polyethylene tubing is cheaper to buy, is faster to install, and won't corrode or explodeby Andy Engel
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