The Woodford frost-proof outdoor faucet below shows how the water is shut off several inches into the home. The faucet will not freeze, because the shut-off is in the home – not outdoors like in traditional outdoor faucets.
Basement Flooding Avoidance
Someone leaves a hose on an outdoor faucet and there is a hard freeze in Denver. Water in the tube fails to drain, and this water begins to freeze and pushes ice up the hose into the house. This ice splits the pipe inside your home. The next time the faucet is used, the wall will fill with water and your basement is flooded. This scenario is common and can be avoided by installing a frost proof outdoor faucet or silcock. Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating services and installs Woodford Frost-Proof Faucets.