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Adding an Outdoor Faucet

Installing a frostproof faucet is easier than dragging a hose around the house

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.

Adding an Outdoor Faucet
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