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freestanding water faucet in garage?

Posted by cheryl_p (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 27, 08 at 19:55

I'm not sure if it's called a freestanding water faucet, but our builder put one in our garage and for the life of me I can't figure out its proper use. Yes, we have a drain in the floor (in the middle of the room), but we also have drywall. And since this water faucet is attached to the wall with NO sink beneath it, how do we keep the drywall from getting wet? Haven't used it yet, but wanted to check with you folks and your experience. Thanks.

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RE: freestanding water faucet in garage?

Does it have threads on the spout? Because you could hook a hose to it. Or you could get it replumbed to go outside as another hose bib. Unless you have a waste pipe, the only exit is the floor drain.

Also, you could tile over the drywall under the faucet. Or put in a cheap utility sink with a "drain" that's just a pipe down to the floor.

RE: freestanding water faucet in garage?

Its probably just for filling a bucket or attaching a hose to it. A long time ago I lived in a house that had one like what you describe and we hardly ever used it. Once in a while to fill a bucket with water and that was about it.

RE: freestanding water faucet in garage?

We have a hot/cold bib installed like that. We chose that method instead of a utility sink. Less chance of freezing the works in the case someone left the garage door open.
It comes in pretty handy for washing the dog or for the outdoor shower with muddy kids.
I do have a 2 gallon square bucket that I leave under the faucet to catch extra water those frost proof faucets let out.
Our drywall is textured, painted and trimmed. I haven't had much trouble with it getting wet. When it does I just wipe it down with a micro fiber cloth.


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