This is a well built metal two way faucet. Once installed, there are no leaks. Been using it everyday since. Excellent product.
No, it doesn't!
It's 3/4 inch.
Yes, that is a good thought but not with this specific product. I don't think it is durable enough to be used in the yard much less a kitchen. Around a kitchen area I would use the real Brass connection hose bibs, they are much stronger, cleaner, and more sanitary.
It seems to be very cheaply made, I am guessing that it is made from really cheap pot metal from China. If you have to question how its made, move on. Stick with real Brass fittings
Would need a 1/2" FPT (female pipe thread) to 3/4" MHT (male hose thread) adapter to connect to this from the chrome bent pipe coming out of wall that shower head usually attaches to.