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    Outside tap fitting


    I’m looking to fit an outside tap to the rear of my mid terrace property. The water main comes in from the front.

    I could spur it off the mains in the downstairs loo and run it under the floor of the hallway and lounge but obviously this means pulling up the carpets and floorboards. I also think it might need the sink and vanity unit removing to gain access under the floor in the cloakroom

    Would it be inadvisable to spur off the mains feed in the loft, put an isolator in the loft and run the pipe work down the outside of the house?

    Asked by Mark on 20th Apr 2021
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    "Hi. I've installed many outdoor taps. Usually, the inside of the house doesn't need to be touched. If the kitchen or bathroom is by the garden that's straight forward if it's at the front of the house then you can usually take a feed from the front kitchen or a bathroom and take pipework around the house. To disguise the pipe works they can be boxed in. I hope that helps."

    Answered on 29th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    A J Group

    "You could but there would be a chance of freezing and would not look that nice. if the floor has a hollow space not solid concrete. I would use the first method."

    Answered on 10th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Anglian Domestic Services

    "Tee off the cold water inlet under your kitchen sink, drill a hole through the wall and fix to the exterior brickwork."

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    jim burnside plumbing and drainage

    "There would be no problems in doing this as long as the pipe is properly secured and lagged."

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Sep 2018 - report

    "Yes I have done this a couple of times now when you come down the outside wall I use the brass clips so you can fit the thicker insulation around the pipe. I take it you don't have storage tanks in your loft. If so you can supply from there. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

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