I currently have an outdoor faucet that comes through the foundation right at ground level. It's a pain in the back to bend over, dig it out of the mulch and turn on/off.
I also need to plumb for landscape irrigation and am thinking of replumbing the faucet bib as well, raising it up a foot or so. I live near Washington DC, and it freezes here a couple of times a year.
So, I'm thinking: put a shutoff valve inside the basement and close it in the winter, put a 1-2' galvanized riser through the existing hole and a regular ol' faucet bib at the top. The shutoff valve would control supply to both the faucet and the new irrigation valves.
What's bad with this idea, or do you have any suggestions to improve it? Any problems connecting copper supply to the galvanized pipe?