Correct Name For Item


Old 10-11-19, 01:08 PM
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Correct Name For Item

Greetings All:
About 2 yrs ago, in mid winter, a dead tree limb fell and damaged my siding, and the vinyl frame surrounding the water spigot -- which is the item I would like to know the correct name for. The quickie tape job is finally giving out, so I would like it properly replaced and would like to be able to call it by its correct name if need be to hire someone to fix it.

I have been told that it is easy if you have a vinyl siding tool, but the how to video I watched did not inspire me with confidence that I won't cause more damage as this is not just remove & replace a plank. I am also wondering who would be the best person to hire for this task? Attached are some photos of the spigot frame.

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Old 10-11-19, 01:44 PM
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Take a look at the following at the 1 minute 10 second mark.
Old 10-11-19, 02:18 PM
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You can use the term shield, bezel , block or trim and the siding companies will know what you mean.
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They go by many names, most of the names describe what it does. Try searching for "vinyl siding spigot box". If you want to be fancy you can call it a "recessed split mounting box". They cost $5-10. If you get lucky you might be able to just pop off the rectangular trim ring and slip on the new one, no tools required.

Old 10-11-19, 03:14 PM
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Search for Mounting Box for Siding and it’ll come up at Home Depot.
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Thanks everyone for the responses! My frame looks more like the one in the video @manden provided the link for and seems to be a snap on like the pic @Pilot Dane provided. About how much force should I apply to tug it off, so I won't do any more damage trying to pull off one that's not snap on? I'm going to try and see if I can pull it off maybe tomorrow. No, maybe Tuesday might be better if I have bad luck and something happens that needs immediate attention. Tonight I'll look to see who's selling them nearby.

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