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Question DetailsAsked on 11/23/2015

how much doesv it cost to replace a outside spigot

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Typically, $10 materials cost for normal spigot, $40-100 range for frost-free - assuming you mean one through the wall, not free-standing in the yard. If the latter, then labor cost depends on how deep it is buried, and the hydrant itself (called a hydrant if sticking up out of ground) cost more like $200 range.


Normal through-wall labor for replacement from minimum labor charge (typically $75-150 except in very high cost urban areas) with decent access, not including repair of drywall and repainting if not exposed inside the house. In non-freezing areas, may or may not be able to replace from outside only - normally not, because usually there is not enough pipe stickout beyond the siding to tie into, so requires going inside the wall to do the connection.


Plumbing is of course your Search the List category for a vendor. If looking for a frostless faucet be sure to tell him - might not have one on the truck.


Note - "frost free' faucets resist, do not prevent freezing in real cold weather (say below 10-15 degrees for extended periods) - a good idea to still put at least a commercial foam bonnet over it in winter (after disconnecting and draining hose of course) - better in colder areas to build a roughly foot cube screw-on wood box with about 4 inches of rigid foam insulation inside it on sides and outside - leaving a couple inch airgap around the faucet head, and NO insulation against house side so house heat will heat the box cavity. Use sticky-backed weatherstripping on the surface that contacts the house. I use just two small drywall screws through wood lugs on the side that are put on with finish nails only, so in an emergency on can just kick or hand rip the box off the wall to connect a hose.

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