I am rebuilding the bar on our top deck and want to add a hose bib for washdown purposes. I have located a chrome plated hose bib / faucet made by Seafarer but want to recess it into the side of the bar so guests won't hit their shins on it when around the bar. I have seen an installatiion where the hose faucet was recessed into the side of a bar or bulkhead by cutting a clearance hole and using a self-rimming "pocket" held in place with screws with the hose bib mounted inside but can't remeber where I saw it and have searched the net for nearly 2 hours and haven't located anything. I am in hope someone has seen one of these plastic or fiberglass pockets and can tell me where I can purchase one. Thanks, Southern Cross
16 X 80 1996 Summerset on Dale Hollow
I have adding a wash down station on my things to do list and I have been thinking about using a flush bulkhead quick disconnect with a cover. All you would see is a 1" flush round cover. Lift the cover up and snap in your hose. I have big hands so trying to screw on a hose in a recessed 5 x 5 square is a pain.
What came to mind when I read your post was the plastic fixture that sits in the wall behind the washing machine in your laundry room at home; holds the water shut-off valves. Look at Home Depot for a single.
Harbor Master 47 Watts Bar Lake - TN River
If you go to one of the big box stores, you might try looking for an icemaker shut-off vavle box. It will mount securely from the back and have separate face trim just like a laundry shut off but smaller and single hole
Dan Lake Monroe Bloomington, IN 1986 Gibson 50' Twin 454's
What is the bar made of?
If the bar is wood, why don't you just make the recess in wood? I would make the bottom of the recess with a 2x4 and make it sturdy so that your bar isn't torn apart if someone yanks on the hose (imagine a water fight and someone chasing after their victim until being brought up short when they reach the end of the hose.....)
A little plywood, a little trim and it would look good and match the bar. You could even put a door over it if you didn't want to look at the faucet when it wasn't in use.