Hose Extender

10 Materials
$40
2 Days
Medium

Do you have a outside faucet that's hard to reach? Here is a way to extend that water source and add a landscaping element.
I have a outside faucet that is in the corner of a flower bed which means I have to walk through the flower bed to use the faucet.
And just laying a hose at the edge of the bed doesn't look nice.
Determine where you hose extender will stand.
Dig at least 10" deep
Purchase a plastic post sleeve.
Measure from the bottom up to determine where your connection to a garden hose will be located.
Add to the measurement the depth that you will be sinking your hose extender into the ground.
I measured 12" - 10" to sink into the ground and 2" where garden hose will be connected.
Flip the post sleeve around.
Measure from the top down to determine where you faucet will be located. I measure 5" from the top.
Drill a hole at each of your marks.
Determine the size of the hole to fit the pvc pipe that you purchased.
I used 3/4" pvc so my bit was 1".
Measure the distance between both holes and mark that measurement onto your pvc pipe.
Cut the pipe to that length.
Using pipe cement, glue an elbow onto each end.
The elbows should be facing the opposite ways - your faucet is on the front of the sleeve and the garden hose connection is on the back of the sleeve.
Lay the pvc pipe inside the sleeve and align the elbow with each hole (The elbow will be inside the sleeve.
Apply glue to the pieces of 2" pvc.
Fit the 2" pvc into each elbow.
Allow to dry.

For the faucet:
Attach a faucet into a pvc fitting that is threaded on one end and smooth on the other.
Apply glue to the smooth end and attach to 2" piece of pvc.
Allow to dry.
For the garden hose attachment:
Using a pvc fitting that is threaded on one end and smooth on the other end, apply glue to the smooth end and attach to the 2" pvc piece.
Allow to dry.
Drill 4 holes in the bottom of the sleeve - one on each side.
Thread 2 pieces of rebar through the holes.
This will help to stabilize the hose extender.
Add stone to your hole and place the sleeve on top of the stone. Check for level.

Next, add quick drying cement and water. Check for level and allow cement to dry.
Attach one end of a garden hose to your hose extender, into the pvc fitting and the other end to your outside faucet.
I screwed a hook onto the side to hang my watering can.
Now I no longer have to walk through my garden in order to water it.

This project was inspired by The Family Handyman
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  • DORLIS
    on May 26, 2019

    what are the two pvc pipes extending from the house next to faucet?

    I have a faucet that shuts off inside the house to prevent freezing. what about any water in the hose, would it freeze?

    • Shelly
      on Jun 2, 2019

      The two PVC pipes are for the release of furnace combustion. All houses in our area built in the past 20 years have them. They are high off the ground to avoid critters and snow piles.

  • Joanne Costello
    on Jun 10, 2019

    Has anyone done this by replacing hose from house to post with pvc pipe? Would like to hang hose on post....

    • Anita
      on Sep 7, 2019

      This could be done in the way you describe, however I see two possible problems. 1. In the winter pvc pipe would be harder to drain than a hose so you risk the water in it freezing and causing the pvc pipe to break. 2. Your hose may be too heavy to be supported by the post cover with a screwed in hook.

  • Miranda Mitchell
    on Jul 3, 2019

    I'm so ignorant so I apologize in advance but --- so you would turn on the faucet that is at the house and that is left on and then the new faucet that is connected to the post is what is manipulated on and off?

    • Dottié
      on Jul 19, 2019

      Yes. But in the winter you would have to shut it off at the house and drain the hose so it doesnt freeze and back up into the house faucet, cracking it. Then in the Spring, you would put it back as open on the house and use that post again for on and off.

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