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Installing outside tap

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Chris8134

Hi

 

looking at installing an outside tap. I’ve got a drain cock already installed so could I connect that to the outside tap? If so what pipe would I need connecting the drain cock to the copper pipe which connects to the outside tap?

 

Any help would be great ! 

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Andy™

the drain cock is what the description says, for draining it.

 

you need to find a cold pipe, fit a T piece then a bit pipe out the wall and top the tap. best fitting an isolation valve inside too so you can turn it off if necessary

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Chris8134

Is it a definite no about using the drain cock? I don’t know much about plumbing so id have to get a plumber if I have to install Tee pipe etc 

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Andy™

they are not designed for connecting pipes under pressure to them, only a bit of hose to remove the water your draining

 

 

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Chris8134

Right ok. What would happen if I connected a hose to it and put to an ouside tap? Could you recommend a good tap kit? Something that’s got a self cutting tool? I’ve heard some people say the water onky trickles out of them. I want to connect my jet wash to the outside tap 

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Andy™

self cutting ones have a very small hole so you will not be using a jetwash from them

 

your choice is either bodge it and have a very limited water flow, a water leak from when the drain cock hose leaks / falls off, or get it done properly.

 

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Chris8134

Ok thanks for all your help. How much would a plumber roughly charge? Including all the bits and labour ?

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Andy™

no idea. ask your friends & family for any recommendations

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Murdoch

Isn't the drain cock for emptying the central heating?

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Andy™
2 minutes ago, Murdoch said:

Isn't the drain cock for emptying the central heating?

 

sometimes fitted on the hot & cold if its a decent plumber, but yes, its usually on heating.

 

i was waiting for tomorrow post of 'ive fitted outside tap but it was hot water and now my heating doesnt work'

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Doc Hudson
13 minutes ago, Murdoch said:

Isn't the drain cock for emptying the central heating?

 

I have seen quite a few properties with a drain cock near to the incoming stop tap allowing any residual water in the pipe to be drained.

 

Doc H.

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ProDave

Whatever you do, do NOT buy one of those hideous DIY outside tap kits that comes with a washing machine type hose and a self cutting washing machine tap.

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Chris8134

Is the water pressure really that bad ? I’ve never had one so don’t know 

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Sharpend

Turn off main stop tap, as high as you can above it, cut it fit a copper (assuming pipes are copper) or plastic (if plastic pipe) push fit tee piece push in a piece of pipe and fit an isolator on the end. Now with isolator off/shut turn on main tap. 

 

Now or you can fit pipe to outside from the isolator, or if you’re not fussy fit a washing machine tap outlet on end of a small piece of pipe from isolator and use hose with screw connector on end. 

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Murdoch
21 minutes ago, Chris8134 said:

Is the water pressure really that bad ? I’ve never had one so don’t know 

 

A drain cock will have almost no pressure

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Andy™
23 minutes ago, Chris8134 said:

Is the water pressure really that bad ? I’ve never had one so don’t know 

4-5mm dia hole in the centre. not going to get much water through that

 

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Sharpend

The pressure remains constant regardless of hole size however the flow rate is variable. 

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