Build an Outdoor Sink and Connect It to the Outdoor Spigot

2-3 Hours
I have wanted an outdoor sink forever and finally got around to building one! I used pressure treated lumber from the cull bin at Home Depot (extra cheap!), an old sink, an old faucet, and plumbing parts from the hardware store! I connected the faucet to the same water line my garden hose is connected to... and I love it!
The completed sink and stand...
It was so easy to connect the faucet to the outdoor spigot - just a few inexpensive parts from the hardware store. The drain is a regular "tee" which, for now, drains into a bucket but will eventually run through a PVC line into the drainage path in front of the house.
Running water!
Cher @ Designs By Studio C
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  • Dea24870290 Dea24870290 on Jun 07, 2017

    Do you have any leaky points in your connection when you leave this outdoor sink on? I'm setting up a sink for an outdoor kitchen and would like to leave the spigot on, but I have a leak at the hose bib and at the hose behind the Y-faucet union, especially when pressure builds up in the hose. If I replaced the hose bib seal, and re crimped the hose end, do you think that would solve my problem (assuming those are the issues), or will I need some sort of pressure regulator at the spigot?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, thank you.


  • John Dusty Rhodes John Dusty Rhodes on Jun 02, 2020

    What is the name of the hardware that connects the hoses?

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  • Pdxdrummer Pdxdrummer on Feb 22, 2018

    Stumbled across this neat project while searching for simplest design for fittings to garden hose to save me a half hour of scratching my head in the plumbing section at the Depot. I'm wanting a "y" configuration for both sides active. I didn't see what you did but suspect one side was capped or maybe the 2 handle design doesn't allow bypass like the single handle mixer does.

    To add to your creation here I might suggest a little garden fountain pump dropped in the bucket with a small hose run out to a garden bed so you never have to pull out the bucket. Be sure it's plugged into a proper exterior GFCI protected outlet or just get a portable GFCI to connect intermediately.

  • Stephcicc Stephcicc on Sep 27, 2018

    Would be even more awesome if the water flow could be controlled a foot pump. I would think that most of the time one is using this, their hands are dirty and would avoid touching faucet knobs with dirty hands.