Fitting an outside tap??

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Fitting an outside tap??
« on: July 14, 2010, 16:37 »
Job for a plumber or is it an easy enough job?

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 18:02 »
I bought an outside tap kit, the appropriate sized drill bit and fitted one myself.  Not that difficult.  My only moment of concern was using the cutting thingy to make a hole in the pipe.  Again, not a problem once I'd done it.
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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 18:09 »
I got a plumber in, but with stone walls to 2ft it would have been a nightmare without the proper drill and bits. It cost 76 fixed price and is metal piping instead of hosepipe as with the kits and can also be turned it off when the weather is very cold so no freezing problems with it.

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 18:40 »
I done quite a few of these ... its so easy , the only thing you need is a 18" mason drill bit or longer , drill from the inside of the house to the outside ... this is incase you hit a mains pipe drilling from the outside in  ;)

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 19:45 »
drill from the inside of the house to the outside ... this is incase you hit a mains pipe drilling from the outside in  ;)

If you drill from inside to out you run the risk of blowing the face off the brick.
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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 19:52 »
Then one should drill outside and one should drill inside until they meet in the middle. :tongue2:

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 19:57 »
Yes Lardman that is possible if you dont take it nice a slow coming through to the outside , as i've said i've quite a few of these and never done any damage to the outside brick  ;)

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 20:07 »
Easy Peasy

But if you like Mr Sunny said he's come and do it if you pay his fare. :ohmy:

 Now there's a reason to DIY, sloegin, if I've ever heard one :lol: :lol:

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 20:36 »
Thanks y'all
Got an inside tap connector for now. Getting some work done to back of house will get the outside tap sorted then

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 21:47 »
Just another thing ... make sure you tap into the pipe after the stop cock , this way if you get a leak you can turn the water off  ;)

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 22:05 »
Very important point there Dave  ;)

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Re: Fitting an outside tap??
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2010, 22:36 »
Daves point is very true- our outside tap comes off before our stopcock......

Mr Bodger who built out house managed some real classics like that- bit like me moving some gravel a few days ago and finding the main water pipe only 3 inches down- that feeds us and our nice neighbours too- must lag it before winter!- amazingly it didnt freeze last winter!
Very often quite lost- would be more lost if I could work out where I was!- But always find my way home.....



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