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One of the first things we do when Spring hits is get out the old garden hose and connect it to the… faucet? Spout? Sillcock? Water spigot? Hose bib? Call it what you will, it’s the tap on the outside of your house that you connect your garden hose to.
The term water spigot (often called a hose bib) typically refers to an outdoor water faucet or spout, usually found attached to an exterior wall on the side of the house. A water spigot can go by many names, including garden spigot, sillcock, or water tap. However, it is sometimes improperly called a water spicket. Regardless of its name, a water spigot is designed to open and close with the turn of a handle to allow or prevent the flow of water. Water spigots are typically made from brass or galvanized steel and usually have threaded nozzles for garden hose attachments.
Outdoor faucet repair is usually quite simple. But, if the problem is serious enough, you may need to know how to replace your hose bib: