If you want to make your own outdoor garden or use it for water play, you may need to connect your outside faucet to PVC pipe. This process is not too difficult and can be completed with a few simple tools. The first step is to remove the existing hose bibb from the outside faucet. Next, slip two lengths of PVC pipe over the end of the faucet. Secure them in place with clamps, then attach the ends to the threaded connectors on each side of the bibb. Finally, tighten everything down with a screwdriver and you’re good! Now you have access to an outdoor tap without having to lug buckets in and out every day!
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1. Remove the Existing Hose Bibb
The first step is to remove the existing hose bibb from the outside faucet. To do this, you simply unscrew it and take it off. If the existing hose does not come off easily, you may have to cut the hose off with a hacksaw. This can be done fairly easily if the hose is not too thick. Also, if you are installing a garden hose bibb, make sure that it will fit in the hole of your outdoor faucet.
2. Slip PVC Pipe Over the End Of Faucet
Next, slip two lengths of PVC pipe over the end of the faucet. Secure them in place with clamps, then attach the ends to the threaded connectors on each side of the bibb.
3. Secure With Clamps
To secure the PVC pipe to the faucet, use clamps. Clamps are an inexpensive way to tighten the pipes together. You can purchase them at any hardware store.
By securing with clamps, you will be able to easily attach your pipes without using tools or screws.
4. Connect Ends to Threaded Connectors
At this point, you’ll need to connect the two ends of the PVC pipe to threaded connectors on each side. First, slip the end of each length over the end of the faucet. Then secure them in place with clamps.
5. Tighten Everything Down
Tightening everything down is the last step in this process. After you’ve applied a clamp to each side of the connector and then attached the ends to the threaded connectors on each side of the bibb, tighten everything down with a screwdriver. You’ll be able to see whether or not you need to apply more pressure by looking at the circumference of the pipe. When you’re finished tightening it all down, you should be good to go!
If you are ready to take on the project of connecting your outside water faucet to PVC pipe, you are in luck. This project can be done with a few tools, some modifications to the faucet, and a little time and effort.