Hoses, Hose Bib Replaced, Hose Pipe, Hose Bib Change, Replace Hose BibAs shown here, a freeze proof hose bib was replaced. Freeze proof hose bibs are found mainly on commercial facilities and can also be found on larger and more expensive homes. Freeze proof hose bibs are designed so that the water shut-off is located in the wall which offers some insulation from the outside temperature. There is a fitting that is usually installed 6” to 8” inside the wall that the hose bib is screwed into. This fitting had been damaged and required removal of some bricks before being repaired. After the repair, spay foam was applied to replace any insulation that was removed. This insulation hardens and will be cut back before the brick layer is fixed.