Many of the new homes being built in Andover, Hampshire over the last few years do not have an outside tap. Those on The Chariots development or Augusta Park spring to mind. An outside tap has many uses, watering the garden, washing the car and filling the children’s paddling pools etc. Without one, life can be a bit difficult, if not very frustrating.
Kit or professional installation?
There are many Do It Yourself kits on the market sold at local stores such as Homebase or screwfix. Some of these kits are good and some, not so good.
Fitment also needs to satisfy Water Regulations which take into account, reducing the risk of back-siphoning of dirty water into your home’s drinking water. Some of the cheaper DIY kits may not have a non-return valve fitted to prevent the risk of cross-contamination. Be careful if buying online, particularly if imported from overseas.
Connecting a hose to an outside tap
We take it for granted, but not everyone is sure how to fit their garden hose to a threaded tap. Hozelock is a brand name of quick garden hose connection but there are other brands available that do the same job. We’ve put together a really quick video to show you how.
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