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How to fit an outside tap


An outside tap, often called a bib tap is a useful addition, as it can be used for washing the drive or watering the plants. You can even install an outside tap on the hot water, which is great for filling the paddling pool for the kids. There are several ways to fit one of these taps, ideally you would install it over a drain, but that is not always possible. It can also be difficult to find a pipe to Tee into because walls can be tiled or kitchen units can be in the way. Below are some links to other videos that might help, plus links to the products on Toolstation.

How to fit an isolation valve- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJmbPRVYuJY&t
How to use push fit fittings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z83vlwUyZIw&t
Slip coupling - Tee into a rigid pipe- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQsOsND_Dnw&t
Where to use PTFE tape- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PR0zTU_v30&t
How to use wall plugs- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4wVyyfbWog&t
How to use PTFE tape- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65i2vGWi3AE
Outside tap cover- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzY-T3Y_l0

Links to products used from Toolstation-

1/2 BSP back plate and 15mm tube, 350mm long - https://fave.co/3AKu9cT
1/2 BSP outside tap with double check valves - https://fave.co/3uhLJTi
15mm Isolation valve with lever - https://fave.co/3CQnpeg
Push fit fittings- https://fave.co/3ANcils

All the above should be available from your local plumbers merchants.

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