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Install an outside faucet

Indispensable for any self-respecting gardener, a tap is easy to install. It is still necessary to know the procedure to follow to avoid making gross errors.

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Tools and materials needed:

Percussion drill and concrete drills
A wrench
One meter
A spirit level
A hacksaw
A pencil
A faucet
Stopcock of the same diameter
Two angled fittings of the same diameter
A pipe, always of the same diameter
A connection tee
An elbow with a clamp
A teflon roll

Install an outside faucet: pipe

Step 1: Tracking

Start by choosing the wall on which you want to install your faucet. To simplify your task, it is best to get as close as possible to a water pipe.
Then mark the height of the faucet, making sure there is enough space to fill a watering can or bucket of water.
Then put the tap location on the wall.
Make a new marker a little higher than the location of the future faucet. You will pass the elbow.
Using a concrete drill, drill the wall on your top mark.
Then go inside the other side of the wall to attack the inside connection.

Step 2: Inside connection

Start by shutting off the main shutoff valve of the pipe.
With the hacksaw, cut the feed pipe at the top mark on the other side of the wall. Your cut should be the length of the tee.
File the edges of the cutout and install the fitting, making sure that the opening is directed to the correct side of the pipe.
Cut a small piece of copper pipe and attach it to the tee outlet of the fitting.
Then connect the new shutoff valve to the small pipe end.

Step 3: connection to the external tap

Measure the distance between the previously drilled hole in the wall and the stopcock.
Then cut out your copper pipe of the same length, allowing some room for connection to the stopcock and elbow fitting.
Then cut out the end of pipe that will cross the wall. For your convenience, cut out a larger piece to correct the shot afterwards.
Connect the first copper pipe to the elbow fitting, then push the second pipe end through the wall and connect it to the elbow fitting.
At the outlet of this pipe, on the outside, connect another elbow fitting to make the angle.
Measure the distance between the end of the elbow fitting and your second trace on the wall (located at the location of the future faucet.
Cut a piece of pipe to this measurement and then fix the fitting.
Temporarily secure the faucet connector flange to the pipe and note on the wall the location of the valve mounting screws.
Remove the faucet fixture and drill and peg the wall onto your markings.
Connect the fixing to the pipe a second time and then fix it to the wall by screwing it into the dowels.

Step 4: setting up the tap

To ensure the seal between the valve and its fixing, wind teflon on the thread of the valve stem.
Tighten the valve on the outlet fitting of the mounting flange
Make sure the faucet is straight
Then open the stopcock located on the other side of the wall and check that there are no leaks in your fittings. If necessary, tighten them with a wrench.
Then open the outside faucet and make sure it is working properly.

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