Watering plants in your garden can become very challenging if you don’t know how to connect a garden hose to an outdoor water faucet.
You will be required to carry water in a bucket from the sink to the lawn, and this can be quite tiring, time-consuming, and unappealing. It’s also hard to water a large area of the garden without a hosepipe.
Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert to be able to connect a hosepipe to an outdoor faucet.
Here is a complete guide on how to connect a garden hose to the outdoor water faucet in a few simple steps:
Connecting the Hose
Connecting the hose involves six main steps, as explained below:
- The first thing to do is to bring a water tap adapter that bolts onto the tap and adapts its end into a male hosepipe attachment.
- Once you get the faucet adapter, unbolt the water faucet tip and be careful not to lose any pieces in the tap tip as they will go down to the gutter. In this case, a small towel or cloth can help in keeping all the pieces together.
- The next thing is to attach your new water tap adapter by fastening it manually without using any special tools. You will want to ensure that the adapter creates a perfect seal with the water tap.
- If your water system lacks an integrated vacuum valve, you’ll need to buy a hose-type atmospheric vacuum release. Then screw it on the garden hose fittings before attaching the hosepipe. The use of the hose connection vacuum breaker is to prevent harmful chemical buildup and backflow.
- Confirm whether the hose seal is rightly placed as you don’t want any leakages. Generally, a garden hose features an elastic seal that prevents leaking. If your hands feel damp, then the seal isn’t rightly placed.
- Tighten the garden hose’ screws securely on top of the new water tap adapter.
Re-Attaching the Outdoor Water Spigot Tip
If you don’t want any leakages, it’s essential to reconnect the outdoor water faucet tip. You can reconnect it in these three steps:
- Change the water spigot tip by removing the hosepipe and tap adapter. Then fasten the spigot tip back to create a tight seal.
- Examine if there are any leaks on the spigot tip. Remove the water spigot tip and apply Teflon tape to the faucet about three times on the fixing area. Ensure that the tape is tight, and don’t leave any extra tape hanging where water flows as it will hinder water flow.
- Finally, screw the faucet tip over the rolled tape. If there is an overhanging tape, cut it with a knife or cutter for a perfect water flow.
Supplying water in a garden without a hose can be an exhausting and time-consuming task. But you don’t have to go through that.
You can use the above guide to connect a garden hose to a faucet adapter, but you’ll have to be extra careful when tightening the garden hose connecter to prevent leakages.
Now that you’ve learned how to connect a garden hose to an outdoor faucet, you can go ahead and try this DIY project and make your watering tasks a breeze.