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How To: Install a SharkBite Outdoor Hose Bibb or Sillcock

Installing a new hose bibb or need to replace an existing frost free sillcock? SharkBite offers a range of hose bibbs, garden valves and frost free sillcocks for new or replacement installations. No special tools, crimping, glue or soldering required.  

Prepare the Pipe 

  1. Cut the pipe as cleanly and squarely as possible, ensuring it is free of scratches and debris.  
  2. Be sure to remove any sharp edges or burrs if you are handling copper pipe. 
  3. Measure and mark the insertion depth on your pipe using the SharkBite deburr & gauge tool. You can find the insertion depth chart here

To Install a SharkBite Garden Valve 

  1. Connect your pipe to the valve by pushing the valve to the insertion mark you just made on the pipe.  
  2. Attach the valve to a post or wall using the mounting bracket. 

To Install a SharkBite Hose Bibb or Frost Free Sillcock 

  1. Push a piece of PEX, copper or CPVC pipe into the SharkBite fitting.  
  2. Make sure the pipe is long enough to penetrate the foundation and/or wall, and include excess length for the connection. 
  3. Insert the pipe attached to the hose bibb through the opening in the wall from the outside, then connect your pipe to the water supply line. 
  4. Secure your faucet flange to the wall using two fasteners, ensuring the outlet spout is pointed downward.  
  5. Turn on your water and check the connection.