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Question DetailsAsked on 2/24/2016

install a copper water line to add an additional faucet. no concret drilling

I basically need to have an"T" installed on an exposed cold water line. Sweat the copper fittings and extend an additional new copper pipe approximately 20 ft. and attach an outdoor faucet. No drilling through jousts... support or secure new line where "T" is added. New copper pipe installed between jousts. New pipe just extended in the opposite direction of original to add an additional water faucet on other side of the exterior of the house. Drilling through wood band board to extend the copper from interior to exterior is required. No foundation drilling needed. No access difficulty for any part of nstall. Sweat copper fittings.... secure piping and secure outdoor faucet with wood screws to exterior of the home.

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Below are links to a couple of previous responses on this which should help - on the low end if just simple outside faucet, typically $100-150 more if in cold area so you need to install a frostless faucet. The Tee and 20' run will probably add about $40 or so to the estimates in the links.

Break point depends on house construction and insulation and such as to where you can get away with a normal faucet with foam winter cover, and where you should use a cover PLUS frostless faucet - I would say definitely frostless type if it gets below about 15 or so in your area, and remember metal or concrete siding gets real cold so during installation you either need an insulating gap between faucet and siding or count the siding as exterior temperature. If in doubt, especially if the faucet is where a leak from a frozen and burst pipe would cause major damage, go with the frostless type, which requires installation of the valve end inside the house.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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