I like option 1 the best...because I looked back on the previous post and noticed the curve of your tub...think the sink works because it's curvy too. (just my unsolicited two cents!)
You need to use a hose bib that is designed for that. The bib you used will freeze on the outside and bust. The type used for this application is much longer and actually stops the water on the inside of the house. Other wise nice job on the solder and repiping!
Thanks for the comment. I actually installed a shut-off on the inside of the house, which you can see in the fourth photo above the white PVC pipe.I had considered using the "freeze proof" bibs, but decided it would be safer to just shut off and drain this pipe each winter. We did this same thing with the hose connection in the backyard.
That's a good idea! Based on the photos, you had worked on it very well.
I'll second anonymous' comment. Here's a cautionary tale. I had foundation problems (1890 house, brick "foundation"). Ultimately I got a basement excavated and real footers and foundation put in. The crew started doing some excavation work in January. They turned on the valve to hose bib and periodically connected a hose to use to spray down the dirt and keep the dust down. Three weeks in, the project got put on hold pending an engineering review by the city. I went on vacation for a week. While I was gone, the hose bib froze and shattered. I came home to running water and 2+ feet standing in the excavated part of the basement with one wall partially collapsed. The collapsed wall sheared off the main water line. I nearly lost the house.
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Nice work... however, you may want to consider replacing your metal "all round" strapping with copper strapping, before the dissimilar metal contact points corrode. At the very least insert a non metal material between the copper pipe and the metal strapping to isolate the dissimilar metals from one another.
I saw a mistake you made. The brackets you use to hold the copper pipe should be made of copper. If you use steel like you did it will cause galvanic corrosion over time and possibly the pipes could leakYou can check out some of my work atwww.greensiderenos.com
Well explained and illustrated. This is a good DIY resource for home renovators and carpenters.
With sandblasting corrosion can be eliminated such as shown in this picture.
One of the best blogs I visited about house renovation. Thanks for sharing these illustrative photos.
Plumbing is one of the common duties that a homeowner might encounter. Leaks and blockage of pipes and drainage are often caused by food particles accumulating inside the elbow pipeline. On the other hand, your blog inspired me a lot, Hats off for posting.
Thanks for showing us the this renovation, this will be helpful for researchers and renovators.
A good place to start and work on existing ideas for change, such as this renovation.
I see that you used metal strapping to hold the pipes. However, I do agree with Steve that maybe you should have copper or stainless strapping so that it would not rust and corrode over time because it may cause leaks. Carl Patten
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