Installing an Outside Tap

Installing an Outside Tap

Outside Tap
A supply of water outside the house is a great help to the serious gardener. By choosing a threaded tap you will be able to connect hosepipes, sprinklers and automatic watering systems as well as being able to clean off those muddy boots before stepping inside! Outside tap Pipe cutter or hacksaw T-connector and elbow connecters 15mm (0.6in) copper pipe 22mm (0.9in) copper pipe Stop valve Drain valve Heavy duty drill and bit Screws PTFE tape Expanding foam filler Positioning the tap The tap needs to be above the interior floor level, close to the rising main, and above the main stopcock. Ideally, it should be positioned over a drain grid or hardstanding and at a convenient height for filling cans and attaching hosepipes. Situate the tap and mark the…
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