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    rolleyes Want to fit an outside tap....is it easy?

    I need to fit an outside tap.....anyone know how to do this at all? maybe I'm weird but I find cleaning my car very therapeutic and wnat to start cleaning it regularly.....at the moment I'm having to take it down the local hand car wash to get it cleaned and want to do it myself!

    I don't know how to do it myself...

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    My recommendation is to install a stop-**** between the supply pipe and outlet to the wall
    That way if the pipe freezes and splits it can be turned off, without affecting the main supply pipe providing that water
    Use a plastic pipe suitable for external grade work between the external tap and internal pipe
    Completely fill the gap in the wall

    There are loads of different types of fittings and materials, so make sure the ones you select are up to the job

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    ah man I'm not good with things like this!

    Quite a bit more reading i think is needed on my part....

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    Very easy job mate, like your man above said you want to be able to isolate it independantly but then it is as simple as buying your self a Tpiece and tapping into your cold water pipe...

    Usually do it under your kitchen sink and just go straight through the wall but depends where you want the tap obviously lol... Just try and drill diagonally down slightly through the wall and make sure your fill the whole well around your pipe.

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    I've got cladding on the outside of the house....is this a problem?

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    Shouldnt think so its propbably only decorative... drill through the cladding first so its nice and tidy then drill from the outside in (and diagonally up) so you dont damage it, is it just a breezeblock wall behind?

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    i think so mate - I've just got all of these visions of water spraying out ( i know you turn the water off first).......

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    Hahaha, whats the worst that can happen... She'll just have a bit more to clean up after you




    Joking of course!!!!

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    hahahah......

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    The other reason for having an internal cut off is so the local louts can't amuse themselves by turning it on late at night - handy thing to have though, an outside tap, and not that hard to do.

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