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What is a hose bib?

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2009-08-10 02:34:17
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A hose bib (or bibb) is a threaded faucet also known as a wall hydrant. The simplest example would be the standard exterior faucet of a residence. They typically can be found with a single valve stem directly before the spout. In colder climates, exterior hose bibs should be installed in-line with an interior wall so that they can be recessed within the wall to provide protection from freezing.

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