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emzy 06-04-2009 09:59

Fitting an outside tap.....
 
I am thinking about getting one of those kits so that I can have a tap outside (so i can hose the garden down etc - when I get a hose pipe aswell lol)

what I wanted to know was:

How easy are they to fit?

What tools are needed to fit one?

Mick 06-04-2009 10:06

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
The only Tool you need is a Plumber

emzy 06-04-2009 10:09

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 701118)
The only Tool you need is a Plumber

Thats a bit pants then lol, thought them kits you could do yourself :( Means its gonna end up costing a lot more than just a kit :(

K.S.H 06-04-2009 10:17

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Yeah there easy to fit - if its the type where you put it over the pipe and tighten 2 screws, theres a bit the punctures the pipe as you do this and its sealed with a rubber washer at the same time, no mess, no drips or anything.
BUT - the hole that has been created does eventually clog up and reduces flow, mine did, took a few year though and I had to take it off to clear it, it's corrosion with the metal and copper touching each other. I eventually took mine off and put a proper T-piece in.

emzy 06-04-2009 10:18

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
so all in all, it aint really as easy as i thought :rolleyes:

Would need a hole putting through from the plumbing to the outside also

(oh the joys of being me and really having no idea lol)

K.S.H 06-04-2009 10:20

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Yeah, and a box round the tap so it doesn't freeze up in winter

emzy 06-04-2009 10:22

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Oh well..........that's a plan thats gonna wait a while then lol

K.S.H 06-04-2009 10:24

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
LOL, get an adaptor to fit your tap and put the pipe through the window or door when you want to use it :D

flashy 06-04-2009 12:09

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
i asked this last year, i have had a tap kit for two years and i still havent got it fitted

pipinfort 06-04-2009 15:27

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 701118)
The only Tool you need is a Plumber


Correct, to do it properly is not as easy as it looks.........i had a plumber mate do it...

cherokee 06-04-2009 15:36

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Emma Jim will have a look tomorrow when we come with the child, he may be able to do it for you , hes done one for us. hes just goin through what you will need hun

emzy 06-04-2009 15:48

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cherokee (Post 701253)
Emma Jim will have a look tomorrow when we come with the child, he may be able to do it for you , hes done one for us. hes just goin through what you will need hun

Thats lovely thank you :D

mattylad 06-04-2009 17:47

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
And you are required to have a non return valve fitted inside the house so that nothing can get back into the water supply. :D

Benipete 06-04-2009 22:02

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mattylad (Post 701310)
And you are required to have a non return valve fitted inside the house so that nothing can get back into the water supply. :D

Ballcocks?:D

Neil 06-04-2009 22:24

Re: Fitting an outside tap.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mattylad (Post 701310)
And you are required to have a non return valve fitted inside the house so that nothing can get back into the water supply. :D

You can get taps with the double check fitted.


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