Moving Spigot


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Old 03-21-22, 08:35 AM
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Moving Spigot

I need to move the spigot from right by my backdoor to about 15 feet over. Iím on a slab foundation, and I have not even looked to see what is going on in there. It backs up to my kitchen and I want to put it behind my laundry room. I want to make sure I am not forgetting something, this is my first thing I am doing to my house that I haven't previously done helping my dad ou0, and he passed so I cant ask him. I am closing in my back porch; this is why I am moving it.

Tips? Suggestions? Anything? Thanks!!
 
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Old 03-21-22, 09:35 AM
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Do you know if there is a shutoff valve for the spigot in the kitchen? It might be in a cabinet under the sink. Or in an access panel in the wall. You can shut off and cap the pipe there and remove the existing spigot. Or just leave it in place with the valve shut off.

In the laundry room you need to find a similar source for cold water, install a shutoff valve, run pipe to the point behind the new location, drill through the outside wall and install the new spigot.
 
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Where are you located or do you know if you need frost proof faucet? If you do they are quite long and are often located so the faucet body (often about a foot long) is hidden inside an interior wall.
 
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I am in South Alabama, we have about 3 nights of freezing a year normally, no days.

I just changed out my kitchen faucet and I thought about opening that wall up while I was under there but my kid (I'm the mom, only parent) said I wasn't allowed to put holes in the wall till I was ready to repair them within 24 hours. He had a point. So tonight I am doing it, and just telling him I have the weekend to repair it.
 
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You may not have to open the wall. Show us a picture of the piping in the cabinet. Look for a pipe that goes through the wall at the back.
 
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Old 03-25-22, 05:21 AM
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Hey, thank you all for help, when talking with my kid, boyfriend, and best friend, we all said that a spigot on the side of the house where the 1) garden is, 2) where the existing shed is where all my tools and lawn equipment is would be best. That wall has the 2nd bathroom, and the tub is directly against the outside wall. I cut in to the wall behind it, my younger kids room whos with her step mom on spring break, and saw the attached photo. I was debating going to the bathroom sink, which is about 7 feet to the left of the items in the picture, adding a T fitting there but then I would have to break in to each area between the studs and drill a hole. Would it be OK to splice in to the tub cold water line??

(in picture, hot water line is on the left, going higher than the cold water line then going forward to the tub, the cold water like is coming up from the floor on the right, then goes diagonally to the tub).

I was thinking about putting a T sharkbite in the area of the diagonally going tubing, lining up with the area in the wall between the studs, then going up, elbow sharkbite, then directly out. I am looking at the Frost Free spigots and my local big chain hardware store only sells 1 in store and my mom and pop one doesn't even sell them order order them.

Am I just living a dream thinking it could be that easy?
 
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Adding a spigot is not rocket science. It really is as easy as "T"ing into the cold water line and running pipe to the new spigot. The difficulty comes in finding a place for the long length of a frost proof sillcock to fit and access inside the walls to cut and make the connections.
 
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Old 03-28-22, 07:45 AM
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Hey all, just wanted to say, I did it! I needed to use a mallet to get the copper tubing in to the sharkbites, but its all working and all good. Thank you for your help!
 
 

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