This hose bibb froze during the winter months. Water was running through the siding and freezing on the exterior walls. The copper stub protruded through the wall and was soldered to piping inside the basement. ORMECO technicians removed and replaced the defective hose bibb.
Here, the new hose bibb is inserted through the exterior wall and soldered into place. With reasonable care, this fixture should last many years. ORMECO technicians soft soldered using OATEY brand lead-free, silver solder.
ORMECO technicians are qualified to solder and braze copper. Our program is developed in accordance with the Copper Development Association (CDA) and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section IX Part QB.
NEW HOSE BIB INSTALL
This customer desired an additional hose bib. ORMECO installed a new, freeze-resistant hose bib. Here the brick is being taped to prevent discoloration of the bring when the hole is caulked. The plumbing Code requires all penetrations through foundation walls to be water tight. PEX was used to connect the hose bib to the waterline underneath the house (note the PEX barb soldered to the end of the copper stub).