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  • Frostproof Mansfield freezing

    Would a frost proof spigot freeze if it was back pitched? Keep in mind it is installed in the furnace room, open ceiling.

    I just changed one out, split due to freezing. I think the hose was connected.

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    Re: Frostproof Mansfield freezing

    If the split was within a inch or two from the wall....then yes...could have been from a breeze hitting the penetration point....if further back then not so probable.....IMO...
    Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
    You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

    Derek

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      Re: Frostproof Mansfield freezing

      I've seen them split when they're back pitched. But adding a hose that was still attached is just asking for a split. I get more than a few every season and It's a good idea to cover the hose bib outside too, you can buy the kit and sell them to your customers. I use the Harvey brand. They're an easy cheap add on to a service call.

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      • #4
        Re: Frostproof Mansfield freezing

        IronRanger, is spot on sell the people a sillcock cover.

        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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        • #5
          Re: Frostproof Mansfield freezing

          And we all know they dont remember leaving a hose on it

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