Okay well maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s say that extended outdoor faucet at least prevented a whole lot of arguing this summer.
You see, we live on a half acre in the city, and my garden is placed in the farthest northern corner of the yard. This means a lot of hose pulling to water my precious little starts. And friends, logically to me, it just seems easier to leave the hose across the yard waiting for the next time I water.
My husband thinks differently.
He sees the hose across the yard as an evil plastic tube that the sun uses to burn lines in his yard and kill his precious grass. And I get it, I really do. He loves his grass and I love my garden. Whats a couple to do? Enter in the extended outdoor faucet from our spigot in the backyard.
When I first talked about somehow adding a water faucet to my garden area Travis was against it. That meant digging a trench through his lawn and possibly messing with his sprinkler system.
However, once he realized what was going to be his future with the plastic hose across the yard . . . he changed his tune. The trench being dug was but a small hiccup in an otherwise green and happy lawn.
HOW-TO: EXTENDED OUTDOOR FAUCET
What you’ll need:
- 3/4 in. 100 ft. 160 PSI Polyethylene Pipe
- 3/4 in. x 18 in. Galvanized Steel Pipe x 2
- 3/4 in. x 41/2 in. galvanized steel connector x 2
- 3/4 in. Galvanized Malleable Iron 90 FPT X FPT Elbow x 2
- 3/4″ Galvanized Iron FPT Coupling x 2
- 3/4 in. brass PEX-A Barb x 3/4 in. MNPT male adapter x 2
- Heavy Duty Coiled Spring Hose Kink Protector Faucet Extension
- Garden Hose Adapter
- Hose clamp x 2
- Thread Seal Tape
- Garden Valve
- Metal hose splitter
- Bag of concrete
- 4 in. x 4 in. x 10 ft. pressure treated timber
*These plans will vary for you based on your needs, the distance from your new faucet to the main one, and your house and yard varriations. Please use your discretion when using these plans.