I had a frost free silcock go on me over the winter and it needs to be replaced. It's soldered into the house plumbing, so it needs to be removed and another fixture soldered into it's place.
The problem I have is it's inside a wall (the basement in this house was finished after it was built, and the silcock was incorrectly left in an insulated part of the basement).
I've had two plumbers out, both said it would be a fair amount of work (assuming because the wall needs to be cracked open), and neither returned. This is a seasonal home in an area where skilled labor is hard to find.
I'm starting to debate whether I should just repair it myself. I'm not great at soldering copper pipes, which is why I was trying to hire someone. At the same time, I have an outdoor shower adjacent to my garage, which is fed with pex piping. I was thinking I could tap into the pex, and just run another hose bib adjacent to the current one from inside the garage. Both have shutoff valves for the winter (the only reason my basement wasn't destroyed, while I forgot to remove the hose I did shut off the supply).
Is there a downside to having the bib run from inside the uninsulated garage, fed by the pex?