Gardening is always fun, exciting, and well use of spare time. Our heart lips up with tremendous joy when we see flowers blooming, a bunch of fruits, and sometimes veggies. If you want to flourish in gardening, there is no alternative to watering the plants timely. But it becomes tough when you can’t connect a garden hose to the water outlet.
We can’t just fill the water in a large bucket from the sink and drag it to the lawn. It would be time-consuming and less attractive to water plants timely. So, here I am, showing something meaningful that can save you time. The answer of how to connect a garden hose to the outdoor faucet is below here:
Attaching the Garden Hose
Firstly, bring a faucet adapter. The faucet adapter is tiny in size. It can screw the faucet. It also converts faucet end into a male garden hose fitting.
Secondly, you need to unscrew the tip of the faucet. You should be careful that no pieces contained within the tip should be dropped off. You can use a cloth or towel to keep all the things you may drop. Even a towel can prevent things from going down into the drain.
Thirdly, attach the new faucet adapter. You should screw the thing as it works as a tight seal with the faucet. You can do it manually without any uses of tools.
Fifthly, if your plumbing system doesn’t have an integrated vacuum breaker, there is more you should do. Bring a hose-type vacuum breaker from the market. It is a beneficial tool in gardening. It can protect a siphon from gathering harmful chemicals and waste into the regular drinking water supply while the hose may submerge in the container. However, screw this tool on the hose threads just before connecting the hose for the garden.
Check out if the hose gasket is in the right place. Usually, a garden hose has a rubber or vinyl gasket that protects it from leaking. If the gasket isn’t placed correctly, your hands will feel having a soggy mess.
Finally, tighten the screws of the garden hose. You can screw them onto the faucet adapter. You should tighten up the screws securely. The screw will act as a watertight seal.
Reconnecting the Faucet Tip
If you wish to have a leak-free faucet, you should reconnect the faucet tip. Here are the steps to follow:
Firstly, you should replace the faucet tip when you have used the garden hose. Untie the hose and faucet adapter. Again, screw the faucet tip in the earlier mentioned process. It should work like a seal.
Secondly, it’s prevalent to leak from the faucet tip. So, sealing is essential. If you want to prevent leaks, remove the faucet tip first. Now, it’s time to use Teflon tape. Apply the tape for three turns clockwise on the specific area of the faucet. Do not leave extra tape where the water exits from the faucet. It may slow down the regular water flow.
Finally, tighten the screws over that rolled tape. There is no problem to see excess tape outside the faucet. If there is an overhang, trim it. You can use a knife or cutter to cut the excess tape. Then, peel all the scraps away.
It takes only a few minutes to connect a garden hose to an outdoor faucet or water outlet. You can DIY this job. Be careful while tightening the adapter. Now, you are ready to start watering the garden.