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Old 02-05-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

I have been looking lately at buying a house, and found a couple that I like. One of them has a few things that I really like, while a couple other things that I don't and will need to add for sure if I decide to purchase it. One of those things, there is not a single outside house facuet anywhere on the house. How anyone can build a house without at least one outdoor faucet is beyond me, but oh well I won't do without one.

I called a couple plumbers to give me a rough estimate on the cost to install a faucet close to the garage, but they couldn't really give me one unless they came out and looked at the house. Since I don't own the home, I can't really have them come out to give me a cost. I know it's really just going to come down on where the water line is at, where they can tap it into, and parts and labor costs to really determine it. For those that have had one installed or do plumbing work, can you all give me an average cost to add an outdoor faucet?
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

There are really too many variables for anyone to say. One thing I would highly recommend if your intent is to wash your car with it is to have it added as part of a water softener installation. Then, the delta cost is pretty small, generally not much more than the hose bib. Of course, the hose will not really be outside, which has it's own advantages and disadvantages. One advantage that I like is the water will tend to be warmer.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:45 AM   #3
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

I am not really a fan of water softners at all, but I'd plan on installing a whole house water filtration system. I can do that myself no problem, since those are fairly easy. Now you having me thinking with not actually having the hose facet outside, but rather in the garage with hot and cold water outlets.

Basicaly I was just wondering for a simple outdoor faucet could average around a few hundred dollars, or $1K or more. I have never had any experience with plumbers, so I don't really know they price their work to begin with
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

If the house has a crawl space space go down, cut a supply line, install a Gator or Shark Bite T, and run a pex line to the garage, and put a hose bib in the garage and a hose mount...

Go to Lowe's or HD and do a supply parts check, not hard to do...

Home owner, no plumber can give you an estimate on this...

Pex is flex easy to move...

Turn the water off FIRST...

You can also put a floor drain in a garage...that is another show..
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

I had a quote done for one a few wks ago. I was told $500-600.
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

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I had a quote done for one a few wks ago. I was told $500-600.
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$500 to $600 for one faucet? Would they have to run long lengths of piping? This seems a tad expensive.

Here in the North it's a good idea to install a Frost-proof, anti-siphon faucet in order to avoid headaches. The last time I looked, a good one was priced "about" $50 at Lowe's.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:09 AM   #7
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

Ryan -
I'm surprised at the cost also. While there are too many variables to account for the quoted $500-600 you received seems high.


I have a quote to replace 2 existing faucets that was $150 including parts and labor. Admittedly this is a replacement versus adding a new faucet so it may be apples to oranges.

The most expensive part is the faucet itself and as several have pointed out you can get those at Lowes/Home_Depot/Menards for around $40 a piece and that's the anti-siphon "frost proof" variety.

Good luck with your home purchase and keep us updated on what you decide.

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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

It probably isnt a 5-600 job thats why i havent pursued it. Basically I want a hot and cold water faucet in my garage on the same wall as my washer water outlets are on. It wouldnt be much length of pipe to run. Biggest thing is tearing into the wall.
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

OH OK, seeing that you'll be running both hot and cold water plus tearing into a wall I can see the cost..
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Re: Cost to install outdoor water faucet?

you could always consider a very long hose and your neighbors spigot. (just joking)

Sounds like it might be easier, and cheaper, to use ONR washes and a bucket of water you can carry from inside the home.
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