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Outside Tap Kit - £7.59 - at B&Q
Outside Tap Kit - £7.59 - at B&Q

Outside Tap Kit - £7.59 - at B&Q

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Easy install outside tap kit - cheapest I could find.

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Original Poster

nice.

nice.

I brought one of these and installed it a while back and it is simple yet effective. It's brilliant and very easy to set up. Would defiantly recommend it at this price!

Bought one of these the other day. Worthwhile little kit for less than most places ask. Dead simple to install. Uses a self cutting connection attached to a supply pipe such as the one a washer\dishwasher will be attached to, so it's important to plan to have the tap attached on an outside wall close to this supply. Amazon sell a 16mm masonry drill bit for £3.50 if anyone needs to get hold of one of those too.

bought one of these and they leak at point where the hose attaches to the tap, very easy to install but I would recommend quick fit plumbing pieces that can do the same kit professionally installed for just a few pounds more


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Would defiantly recommend it at this price!



Lol now theres no need to be defiant.

Aren't you supposed to fit a double check valve to a hose supply to prevent back siphoning into the household supply - there doesn't appear to be one in that kit?

loll1es;8445408

bought one of these and they leak at point where the hose attaches to the … bought one of these and they leak at point where the hose attaches to the tap,



You need some PTFE tape

melted;8445898

Aren't you supposed to fit a double check valve to a hose supply to … Aren't you supposed to fit a double check valve to a hose supply to prevent back siphoning into the household supply - there doesn't appear to be one in that kit?



It's in keeping with the byelaws.

Pokey;8448690

It's in keeping with the byelaws.



No such thing as bylaws anymore. WRAS now.
The double check valve is built into the tap on this one.

These can be BOUGHT with money, at the till at B&Q.
These can be BROUGHT home with you after purchasing.

icecreamwoman;8449458

No such thing as bylaws anymore. WRAS now.The double check valve is built … No such thing as bylaws anymore. WRAS now.The double check valve is built into the tap on this one.These can be BOUGHT with money, at the till at B&Q.These can be BROUGHT home with you after purchasing.



thats us idiots told, everyone

Maybe you should get back to your ]science v religion v aliens mumbo jumbo thread rather than patronising us normal, level headed bargain hunters!

Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted these and are leaking. PTFE tape won't seal it. The only thing it relys on to seal them is a piece of rubber.

Can anyone reccomend a decent outdoor tap kit then?

almo;8449717

Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted … Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted these and are leaking. PTFE tape won't seal it. The only thing it relys on to seal them is a piece of rubber.



As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a similar kit fitted under the sink for almost 10 years - it hasn't leaked and up until now has done the trick. Just switched back on the water supply after the winter and noticed that hardly any water is trickling through the tap. Could this device get blocked in some way - could the wee hole that was made all those years ago be clogged? Just wondered if there was a way to fix this ourselves rather than calling out a plumber.

If this post is unappropriate here I'll send a pm.

Thanks

I'd be interested to hear recommendations for a tap too. I have one just inside the back door of my garage, right next to my fuse box (clever builders) and would like to drill through and relocate the tap itself on the outside of the wall. Pipes are inside the garage and lagged so I just need a new tap as the original is around 30 years old and doesn't have a check valve as far as I'm aware.

scotsann;8450035

As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a … As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a similar kit fitted under the sink for almost 10 years - it hasn't leaked and up until now has done the trick. Just switched back on the water supply after the winter and noticed that hardly any water is trickling through the tap. Could this device get blocked in some way - could the wee hole that was made all those years ago be clogged? Just wondered if there was a way to fix this ourselves rather than calling out a plumber. If this post is unappropriate here I'll send a pm.Thanks


Had the same problem and it took a while to figure it out. My experience was that the anti back syphon device inside the tap (plastic and rubber in mine) deteriorates and jams (maybe from feezing over winter?). You may be able to free it up initially but if it has aged you'll probably have to replace the tap (maybe better quality ones allow you to replace the anti-syphon? If so can you get the bits?).

Taps aren't expensive but if you're not up to DIY replacement (should just unscrew from threaded portion) the labour is the killer. If you need to call in a plumber make sure the new tap is a good quality one as the labour cost makes a cheap one uneconomical.

I fitted one of these and the main problem was the isolation valve which was poorly designed, the outside tap and pipework were fine. The valve weeped each time it was turned on and off then scaled up and was dry. Then last winter (as I turned it off for us going away!) it was a trickle I bought a proper quarter turn isolation valve and pipe cutter which did the job properly. The rubber in the valve had perished, it was very poorly designed and had no means of compressing the packing to stop leaks like this.

It was quite daunting cutting the mains pipework and fitting the stop valve but safer than pipe-cutting isolation valves. At least once you have a clean cut and have fitted the stop valve you can tighten the compression joints to prevent leaks. With the B&Q kit you're praying it seals and you'll always have a hole in the pipe there!

I'd do it again - buy this kit and a proper isolation valve. The isolation valve was only a couple of quid, the pipe cutter was about £7.

coronasv;8445950

You need some PTFE tape



not where the tap fixes to the wall bracket, where the hose attaches to the push on stopper at the back of the wall plate. Its a normal piece of garden hose that goes through the wall, and is fixed by a flimsy screw pipe bracket, and over time this leaks. The clip is not designed for pressure

almo;8449717

Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted … Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted these and are leaking. PTFE tape won't seal it. The only thing it relys on to seal them is a piece of rubber.



a lot easier just installing a pushfit system that wont fail after 6 months :thumbsup: I spent around £10 in total on my pushfit system from toolstation, and its marvellous :thumbsup:

scotsann;8450035

As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a … As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a similar kit fitted under the sink for almost 10 years - it hasn't leaked and up until now has done the trick. Just switched back on the water supply after the winter and noticed that hardly any water is trickling through the tap. Could this device get blocked in some way - could the wee hole that was made all those years ago be clogged? Just wondered if there was a way to fix this ourselves rather than calling out a plumber. If this post is unappropriate here I'll send a pm.Thanks



Besford;8450524

Had the same problem and it took a while to figure it out. My experience … Had the same problem and it took a while to figure it out. My experience was that the anti back syphon device inside the tap (plastic and rubber in mine) deteriorates and jams (maybe from feezing over winter?).



I've also had that problem with a double checkvalve , having made the mistake of plumbing it in outside before the tap, as I was too lazy to reroute the pipes so that I could fit it indoors. When it froze up in winter the ice pushed an O-ring part-off the check valve, jamming it closed.

Thanks guys for all your help, much appreciated. Looks like it WILL be a job for a plumber....

Hi guys. Just a quick question, wondered if anyone could help.

I lived ina rented flat without an outside tap and all the interior taps don't fit any hozelock adaptors cleanly (I have bought them all) So I have a hose set and bits but no way of using it. Can anyone think of a way past the problem?

Heat and rep offered.

Cheers

Samuel

icecreamwoman;8449458

These can be BOUGHT with money, at the till at B&Q.These can be BROUGHT … These can be BOUGHT with money, at the till at B&Q.These can be BROUGHT home with you after purchasing.



I agree this brought/bought thing is very annoying! Its only annoying when you spot it once and then notice it consistently, I don't even understand how people get it mixed up!

cubensis;8452934

I agree this brought/bought thing is very annoying! Its only annoying … I agree this brought/bought thing is very annoying! Its only annoying when you spot it once and then notice it consistently, I don't even understand how people get it mixed up!


People with limited education (may be their fault, may not) write as they speak.

Besford;8452979

People with limited education (may be their fault, may not) write as they … People with limited education (may be their fault, may not) write as they speak.



That'll learn you.

GlennTheBaker;8453086

That'll learn you.



That's one of my Mother's favourite expressions - bless her - she's nearly 80 and always said it. It does make us all laugh - as she believes it is correct!!

My pet hate is the could of / could have one - gets me riled every time!

scotsann;8450035

As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a … As you seem so knowledgeable hope you don't mind a question. I've had a similar kit fitted under the sink for almost 10 years - it hasn't leaked and up until now has done the trick. Just switched back on the water supply after the winter and noticed that hardly any water is trickling through the tap. Could this device get blocked in some way - could the wee hole that was made all those years ago be clogged? Just wondered if there was a way to fix this ourselves rather than calling out a plumber. If this post is unappropriate here I'll send a pm.Thanks


Could be a number of things but what may have happened is the piece of copper that has been cut stays in the pipe, this can block inside the actual tap. Isolate tha water on the adaptor inside, remove the outside tap head and then let the water spray through. this should clear any debris

Had one of these installed for last 10 years with only one real problem:-

IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU MAINS PRESSURE AT TAP OUTLET.

This is because the self-tapping stop-cock supplied will only drill a 'small' hole into the inside water pipe you are conecting to and therefore you are immediately reducing the pressure and flow rates to the outside tap.

Best to buy the kit as it is still a good price and then use an in-line isolation valve ]http//ww…696http://www.toolstation.com/images/library/stock/webtables/36879.jpgalong with a proper 15mm tee joint onto the main pipe inside.

almo;8449717

Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted … Piece of DIY crap. I'm always being called out to people who have fitted these and are leaking. PTFE tape won't seal it. The only thing it relys on to seal them is a piece of rubber.



Gonna recommend a better one then? I'm looking for one.
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