On this property the hosebib – sillcock – froze inside the wall. The home was designed with no subterranean insulation; there is no basement or crawlspace. While there was a frost free sillcock in place, the space between the siding and the drywall was very limited and only left room for the shortest of sillcocks. When we opened the wall we easily found the cracked pipe. We cut this out and went looking for a replacement 4″ sillcock. The big box stores do not carry these short lines – a big thanks to Ferguson’s Plumbing Supply for finding us one in stock. We soldered the new one in and decided to use a spray in foam to insure the insulation completely enveloped the pipes. We also topped the spray in insulation with the loose and bat insulation that was previously installed. We were then just left to do the drywall repairs. Here is a photo pictorial of the project, beginning to end.
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