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Old 01-03-2008, 11:03 AM  
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I am having a new block fence/gate installed and a hose bibb is in the way, they want to put an "elbow" on it and move it about 11 inches, what is the right thing to do ?

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:28 PM  
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Can't say a whole lot without seeing it, or knowing more specifics. One thing I can think of, however, is if it's a freeze proof type. Will they be removing that and exposing the plumbing to the cold winter air? If so, it could cause the pipe to freeze up and possible burst.
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Welcome JoTa:
If you have a basement or crawl space that the hose bibb comes from you can go inside and do the re-piping to a new location and screw the hose bibb back on. If yours is not a frost proof (which runs at least a foot into the house) you will need to get one. Then drilling a new hole will solve the problem. Be sure to fill the old hole with something mouse-proof.
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