A hose bibb is broken in a bad spot and an uneven wall. what would you do in this case. Every day plumbing repairs …



  1. I love those plates i buy them on amazon thanks to u cb for brick and concrete houses nothing better then them . the screw holes on the sillcocks are too close to be able to mount properly on the sillcock and i like the look of them and if u ever need to replace no need to disconnect from brick just unscrew from plate and install new one !!!!!

  2. I've ran into that same situation before a few times, and I drill and anchor the faucet in, then mortar mix around the flange. I agree those installations are a pain in the ass.

  3. when in doubt use a bigger wrench !! i would apply hard as steel epoxy and wedge plastic sleeve in it. if you need more space drill a bit. the epoxy would fill the gaps between the stone, plastic sleeve would be inside…then when it dries drill metal anchor into plastic sleeve. viola .u got it. u can take it off any time u want and it is covered by the bib plate.

  4. froze and broke, what dumb-dumb left the hose connected! lol
    they have repair/larger plates the faucet bolts to, then you bolt that to the wall, I forget who makes them or where I seen them, maybe "big orange store" and maybe watts brand?
    EDIT, just search for sillcock mounting plate or hose bibb mounting plate, I'm sure you'll find many. probably one of those and just bend a bit for best fit to uneven wall

  5. Been there. You can't drill through stone. Only the areas where mortor is set around the stone. If you try to drill through stone your risking cracking it. I used silicone to hold the back in place. Worked just fine.

  6. CB-1 I would have took some liquid nail it's called Fuze it and is gray in color it would have worked perfectly behind the flange. I do it all the time. Peace brother

  7. Angle grinder with diamond wheel to cut a small square out of the stone, then build it out/fill it with squares of Azek/PVC board, white/gray caulk around it, mount hose bib to that.

  8. Brace from inside with a block of wood and a 2 hole pipe strap. They also make brackets. Thats just for that. that clamp on pipe. And have 2 bolts to push up against wall, pulling the outside flange tight against brick. Lastly use some handful of quick cure cement. 'tis the season for sill-cocks!

  9. It’s a bad set up from the get-go. The only thing that I can think of is using a bit of that expanding spray foam. You start by spraying on the inside of the faucet where it connects to the elbow. Then you spray from the outside in. After about twenty minutes or so you shave off the excess. Hopefully that would give you a tight fit, insulate and keep the eschouen plate from moving.

  10. You can drill that stone with a carbide or diamond bit, ideally water cooled during drilling. It will be tough to get a screw that will work though. Stone like that is pretty tough.

  11. I would brace it inside. You got room. Piece of wood in back of the pipe and a copper pipe strap put two on. Always works for me. Since you're at the beach house or you go back to tighten up the pipe. Get a video of the ocean for me.

    warren, Michigan

  12. Put a piece of 1 by up and ramset to the bricks, then secure the hose bib to the 1 by. Of course you would have to make a hole for your spigot also but that is what hole saws are for.

  13. Maybe you could put a piece of 3/4 marine plywood, anchored into the blocks then secure your bib to it. Of course this would require some re-work on the plumbing side.

  14. Try using 2 part epoxy putty like Rector Seal or Oaty Fix It Stick to fill voids. It cures fast. After it sets drill and screw into the epoxy. I have used putty epoxy to fill concrete.

  15. If the screw was going in between the stones you can just fill the gap with a cement (they sell that in a caulk tube) and just slide a stainless screw into the caulk. After it hardens it won’t go any wear. You just want the keep the spigot from turning.

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