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outside faucet not on the house...

Subject: outside faucet not on the house...
From: Mark Andy <>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:23:48 -0400 (EDT)

So, let's pretend for a second that my wife is deathly afraid of spiders 
and that our outside faucet is back in behind a flower garden / bushy area 
that always has spiders around.

Its easy for me to pretend this, because she is and it is... :-)

Would it be reasonable to dig a trench out away from the house, run some 
pipe (copper?) down the trench, through the celler block wall, hook it to 
the water system on the inside, and run the pipe up a 2x4 post with a 
regular spigot?  I could put a valve w/a drain on the inside and angle the 
pipe toward the celler and shut off/drain the outside pipe in the 

I've seen setups where you put a remote shutoff away from the house 
connected to an outside spigot, but I'm not sure I trust the hose between 
the two not to leak or burst if left on all summer long.

Any advice here?


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