second outside tap, supplied via hose. any ideas?

27 Apr 2013
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Hi all,

im looking to put a tap in the garden to save the walking back and forth to the house. I'd like to supply this second tap with a hose that runs from the outside tap that's on the outside of the house, but I'm struggling to find a tap that can accept its water supply from a hose, rather than pipe.

Any ideas as to where I can get one, or of alternatives to use?

The hose will be out permanently, and run for about 40m to the second tap. I don't want to have to keep putting in or out a hose from the first tap as will be doing this daily, so looking to leave this extension in place, permanently, and then use the second tap for a smaller hose or directly to fill buckets etc

Any input well received, as I'm fairly sure a standard olive type tap won't work on hose!

Thanks all, Upex
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You may like to consider using some plastic pipe that is suited for the outside, clipping it to the wall for a more permanent job (with an isolator close to the water take off for winter isolation......)
However, if you want to use an ordinary hose pipe, then take a short length of 15mm copper pipe, solder an olive close to one end, and then connect the other end to the new tap in the time honoured way. The hose, when dipped in very hot water, will become pliable enough to push over the pipe and olive, where it can be made doubly secure using a jubilee clip.
Be advised though that ordinary garden hose does deteriorate when subjected to sunlight.
John :)
I think this kit might be something along the lines of what Burnerman suggested.
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Run plastic pipe as suggested, instead of plumbing It in you could put hose pipe connections on either end.
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I think this kit might be something along the lines of what Burnerman suggested.

This is the sort of thing - in this instance the pipe feeding the tap is designed to go straight through the wall.....a wall plate elbow to screw the tap to would also work for surface mounting.
John :)
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Thanks for all the replies folks.

Have considered plastic pipe, but this will prove costlier and I presume, more prone to issues. That being, I'm not aware that I can get a 40m length, thus needing joints etc, and will need joints at corners (the run will be about 30 in one direction up the garden and then about 10m across).

The hose will be tucked away, behind and through various sheds, so light exposure will ne minimal, so I assume the uv degridation will be very slow acting.

The kit offered via the posted link is similar to what I have (i.e. the existing outside tap) what I want is the hose to connect to this existing tap (via standard hozelock (tm) type connector and run the 40m to supply a second tap. I guess that this supplied kit would would using the suggested 'heat and clamp' method (hose onto copper pipe), but was hoping there was an easier/neater solution. Ideally a tap that has the same screw thread type arrangement in the inlet so I could apply a hozelock at both ends and then simply stick the tap at the other end and run the hose between the two. This would offer my standard shutoff of the 1st tap in-house (fir winter shut off) whilst also allowing for a functioning tap at the other (so can use as a normal tap, ie use as a tap for buckets etc, or by attaching a second hose to the second tap for watering etc)

I'll definately look into the standard tap and short copper pipe to 'heat and clamp' to though as clearly will do the job, even if doesnt look as neat as it should. Just thought as I right this, I could use a very short length of copper pipe and push the hose to the hilt of the clamp nut, thus exposing no pipe and making it look like the hose supplies the tap. Think that would be ok, except for the worm drive clamps of course!

Thanks all, Upex

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