What Is the Difference Between a Hose Bib and a Spigot?

Almost every house has one but you may call it by another name. Sillcock, spigot, outdoor faucet, hydrant, or hose bib are all different names for the same thing. In winter, homeowners in colder climates need to turn off the water to their hose bibbs to prevent damage and flooding when the weather drops below freezing.

Why Is It Called a Hose Bib?

They are all the same thing. Outdoor water faucets are commonly referred to by several other names. It seems that only one difference is entirely clear: in order to be called a hose bib, the outdoor faucet must have threads on it for the attachment of a garden hose.

If you need to replace a hose bib, spigot, or how you call it, let us know. You can contact JCN Plumbing if you are located in Miami Dade or Broward, and we can provide you with a free estimate for this replacement or new installation.

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