Hose Extender

Alicia W
by Alicia W
10 Materials
2 Days
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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  • Rah49680305 Rah49680305 on Oct 06, 2020

    I did this - and can’t get my bottom connector to not drip-

    any suggestions? Solutions

  • Cas Cas on Apr 07, 2021

    How about adding a nice trellis wall behind your gorgeous plantings and new spout. It is hard not to see the unsightly pipes! It would look great in just wood or painted white! Make it so that you have a little door opening right around the meter, so they can easily read it.

  • Man68244331 Man68244331 on Jul 11, 2022

    So does this mean you just leave the spigot open/running 24/7? I have an outdoor spigot that is so hard to get to (I have to climb out of a window to turn it on and off), and would love an alternative; but I also don’t want to leave that spigot running all of the time. Thanks!

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