We got up the other day and had not even started our day yet when we heard a sound outside that turned out to be a leak. Turns out a threaded PVC pipe had only been screwed in about two turns and for some unknown reason broke. It was right below the deck near the old hot tub area underground. After turning off the water and removing the pipe, how to get the broken-off part that was still screwed into the fitting out was then the next challenge. Even underwater, the best tool for the job ended up being a Hori Hori knife!
"In a place where animals, sun and weather are hard on insulation this box idea really helps..."
We fixed the leak and added a spigot (hose bib), then insulated the pipe and added a cedar box around it and fastened that to a post. Looks better and now it is a spigot rather than an odd capped off stub.The wooden box will far outlast weather exposed pipe insulation and looks better. we have never lived anywhere where you have pipes coming out of the ground out in the yard so we wanted to protect them and make them more functional. In this part of the country, people usually place foam insulation around the pipe and them zip-tie that on. After about a year it begins looking pretty shabby. We hope this post helps get anyone out there in the same position, to get creative.