Outside Tap Kit reduced from £14.99 to £11.99 C+C @ Screwfix
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Outside Tap Kit reduced from £14.99 to £11.99 C+C @ Screwfix

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Edited by:"VCB-160"Found 19th Aug 2017
Decided to fit an outside tap and came across this for £11.99 at Screwfix.
The thing I like about this particular one is the kit has the tap on a flat flange that goes flush with the wall so no pipe work is exposed so resulting in a much neater finish plus a reduced risk of freezing during the winter months.

½" BSP. Brass, self-cutting outside tap suitable for use with water. Simple DIY installation without the need for external pipework.


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What a shoddy piece of kit.
It takes very little effort to learn how to plumb in a proper tap with copper pipe. So why buy this junk ?
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Think it's regularly 'reduced' to this price.

Bought and fitted one a couple of weeks ago. Decent quality and very easy to do. Can recommend it.
What a shoddy piece of kit.
It takes very little effort to learn how to plumb in a proper tap with copper pipe. So why buy this junk ?
Have to agree with jaizan, I've fitted these in the past and had mixed results. The internal 'tap' will damage your permanent pipes and leave only a rubber seal to stop leaks. The hosepipe between the fittings will break down over time (all my outdoor hoses have and this is the same stuff, but probably cheaper) and it goes through your wall so you won't know when or where water is leaking into your wall!
it is junk.... bought one a while back..and flow is just pants...fweezing here
Thanks OP But these things are rubbish the rubber seals fail and the hose is worse far better to use one of these and some speed fittings which is what I did screwfix.com/p/h…415
+for plumbing properly but if you are in the house for only a few years you are all good
I fitted one of these to my house 10 years ago and have had no problems at all. If you have easy access to the stop cock it's fine. I know how to solder pipes now so would do it that way in future, but these are ok to use in my opinion.
Had one of these, the piercing bit rusted and made our kitchen tap run brown most times used.
Ended up refitting with new cut copper.
This looks interesting. Just wondering if someone here would be kind enough to comment on how I could handle my rather unique situation with regards to a front outside tap - I live in a mid terrace, what's the best way of plumbing an outside tap?? There's a cloakroom in the property under the stairs, a plumber told me the only way is lifting the floor and laying a copper pipe from the cloakroom to the front. Any other, less invasive ideas greatly appreciated.
Ask yourself before fitting these; Would I leave a hosepipe live on the mains in my kitchen cupboard permanently? If the answer is "yes" that's okay then, by all means fit one! The flow from the self cutting tap is very poor as the bore is only a few mm diameter. I wouldn't think it would supply a pressure washer!
hcc2757 m ago

This looks interesting. Just wondering if someone here would be kind …This looks interesting. Just wondering if someone here would be kind enough to comment on how I could handle my rather unique situation with regards to a front outside tap - I live in a mid terrace, what's the best way of plumbing an outside tap?? There's a cloakroom in the property under the stairs, a plumber told me the only way is lifting the floor and laying a copper pipe from the cloakroom to the front. Any other, less invasive ideas greatly appreciated.

Had a similar situation recently. All the water was at the front of the house and customer wanted to water back garden. Fitted good quality tap and hose connector (that doesn't drip) in cloakroom and he runs the hosepipe through the house when he needs it. No other way to do it without spending stupid money.
Just fitted one I bought for £20.70p and delivered from Amazon. Heard like the above - these self tapping ones nearly always leak and the risk is not worth it. amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Same kit is now now £25 - you can get basically the same kit for £17-20 from Amazon or ebay from other sellers.

Get a 'kit' like I have - a Solid copper 350mm downpipe instead of a rubber hose through wall, and all the bits needed to add on to the undersink plumbing.
TIP: Drilling the hole in the wall in the right place without going through other pipes means you should always try and drill from the inside out. Great YouTube videos on how to do it all properly.

Why risk your property, leaks and hassle for the sake of just £7 saved buying rubbish?
Not worth, these kits are total junk. Getting a plumber to fit an outdoor tap for you is not very expensive, but if you really want to do it yourself, just buy the necessary bits and plumb it in properly. I learned this the hard way
1 year guarantee says it all.
Cheap kit if you want risk it.
Like a lot of these things, some will last a lifetime, others will leak like mad the minute you need them.
Lol
All outside taps should have a double check valve, this does not have one from what I can tell
Complete crap. If you want a leak and a plumbers bill, go for it.
The seal is poor, and if you don't get a leak straight away, you'll have one within a few months, Far better off buying a pipe cutter and some push bit fittings.
Screwfix should not be selling these, as most of them do not and will not work.
Overpriced if they gave them to you will a hundred cash in the pipe!! It will still cost you more in the long run!
deanos3 h, 10 m ago

All outside taps should have a double check valve, this does not have one …All outside taps should have a double check valve, this does not have one from what I can tell

What for?
Krizzo355 m ago

What for?

For backflow protection
deanos46 m ago

For backflow protection

Where from would the backflow come? Garden hose? How?
What ever kit you use make sure you insulate the outside tap in winter. I have had several brass taps crack after a freeze.
Martini21 h, 19 m ago

Had a similar situation recently. All the water was at the front of the …Had a similar situation recently. All the water was at the front of the house and customer wanted to water back garden. Fitted good quality tap and hose connector (that doesn't drip) in cloakroom and he runs the hosepipe through the house when he needs it. No other way to do it without spending stupid money.


Thanks, yes that sounds like a sensible solution.
These are 5.99 at home bargain clearance in Cavendish Derby store.
I'm a complete noob with DIY. Had never done any plumbing at all before and didn't even know what compression fittings were. Spent an hour reading on Google and then bought a few tools and the parts needed (pipe cutter, elbows, tap, isolating valve etc). The hardest part of the job was drilling through the outside wall! I get loads of pressure out of the tap, it doesn't leak at all, and it'll last a lot longer than this kit would. Cost about £20 for the parts.
Got these in B&M reduced to £5.99.
Utter rubbish. The self cutting clamp will leak at some point and the pressure will be low.
Proveright21st Aug

What ever kit you use make sure you insulate the outside tap in winter. I …What ever kit you use make sure you insulate the outside tap in winter. I have had several brass taps crack after a freeze.

If it's done properly there is no need to insulate the tap. Screwfix sell a tap connector that has a round flange and a copper tube that goes through the wall. Fit a tap into it without check valves. Fit a seperate double check valve inside. Also fit a full bore isolator valve. Drill from the outside in. Measure carefully so you come into the cupboard with space away from obstacles and flexibility to connect up. Beware of any hidden obstacles that may be behind the cupboard back. In Winter turn off the full bore isolator and open the tap. Water trapped between the double check is inside so won't freeze. Double check valves prevent dirty water that may have been in your hose back siphoning into your clean water. This can happen but would be rare.
Krizzo320th Aug

Where from would the backflow come? Garden hose? How?

If your garden hose is connected to your outside tap and that tap is open but the spray nozzle or trigger is closed then old, dirty, contaminated water could get pulled into your clean water as it rushes past the connection (siphoning). Bacteria in your clean water will not be good! The water regulations are there for a reason. Do the job properly. If unsure then ask someone who does or call a plumber.
Must agree with the majority here, these kits are pants, well and truly, fitted one into a rented house (fortunately for me) sand it was leaking from day one, self cutting bit rusted to the point where it just ended up reducing the flow to a point where I couldn't use it for the reason intended (pressure washer) it then leaked inside and had to call landlord, denied all knowledge repaired for free, but could've been costly
I would avoid this kit and pay someone to do a proper job
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