How To Install a Frost-Proof Exterior Hydrant

 

In recent years, outdoor water faucets (sill cocks, or hydrants) and a water spigot have undergone two great improvements.

First, a frost-proof sill cock puts the faucet’s flow valve well within the heated walls of your home. That means if a sudden freeze occurs or you forget to shut down and drain the water spigot water line for the winter, your chances of having a pipe burst drop dramatically.

Second, an anti-siphon device (vacuum breaker in a water spigot), now required by all building codes, is built into some new sill cocks (or can be added on to existing ones). It prevents unsanitary water from being pulled back through a garden hose and contaminating your water system.

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