Installing a faucet on the outside of the house
It is always really useful to have one or more taps on the outside when using the water for a garden or orchard, or to a garage or a laboratory in an annex to the house and to supply water to a laundry room. This is really a small but convenient feature to add to your home, which will be appreciated by all members of the family over the years.
If the house has copper piping, installation of ducts and the corresponding tap is very simple, copper piping is the right thing to also use this material for outdoor installation. Copper tubes and mechanical compression joint with manipulation are fast. To do the job, we must have on hand a hacksaw, a roll of Teflon tape and a drill with drill machine for stone material of a diameter commensurate the tube to be used: ie something greater to avoid difficulties in getting through the wall, especially if it is very thick. The drill bits have to be long enough to exceed that thickness.
Obviously you could also, if necessary, make the hole with hammer and chisel, but it would mean, in addition to a lot of effort, a big mess of masonry . A drill hole always results in a much cleaner implementation. If you do not have a powerful drill, remember you can always rent a powerful hammer drill with the necessary accessories to drill any wall however hard the material is.
Locating your faucet
Mounting the angled fitting 90 ° to the wall with screws and connect the fitting to the tube from inside as close to the place where you want to install the exterior faucet, Then close the main valve and open all the taps inside the whole house drain any remaining water in the system. If the pipe is copper, just cut it with a hacksaw in the right spot. The little water that comes out of the cut is of no importance, but have a bucket ready to prevent a flood. At this point proceed to splice a compression T, at the appropriate measure. It will then be ready for fitting.
At the free end of the T piece, a pipe capable of crossing the entire wall is installed. On the outside, when that piece of pipe comes through the wall, it will be more stable if it sits on a firm basis and having an intermediate stopcock. Keep in mind two things: make sure that the arrow stamped on the body of the tap not be facing to the pipe that feeds it, but outward, and the handle of the stopcock is positioned at an angle to the wall, to avoid difficulties when turning. Having sandwiched a stopcock, you can close it and open the other general entrance to the house to check for leaks. The result is more water available in the home and other work may be made when appropriate. The rest of the installation, ie, placing an additional tap in a place that would be useful, you can always do this by the sandwiched stopcock and can be installed indoors or outdoors. You can also perform a complete installation with two or more taps, placing them in the most convenient place.
Connections are made easily possible with copper pipes and compression fittings. However, you should fix the tap on a solid exterior wall using expandable plugs and screws for steel material with a weatherproof treatment. Don’t forget during a cold winter, to close the bypass valve to the exterior, and open the existing outdoor faucets to completely empty the water system outside. By doing so, you will not need to install outdoor installation.