I want to fit an outside tap in the back garden so its easier to water the
plants ect, but the problem I have is the kitchen and all the water pipes
are at the front of the house ! which means plumbing something in from the
front of the house to the back.
any ideas on the best way to plumb one in, copper pipe, plastic pipe under
ground front to rear ?
A lot will depend on access. If your floors are concrete that would be a
lot of chiselling. If you have a void under the floorboards that would be
Tee into the rising main in the loft (with an isolator), across the joists,
down through the soffit and down the back wall? I'm thinking of doing that
myself, my ground floor is concrete. I may get round to it at some point.
If you have floorboards then under the floor with plastic pipe is the
easiest and most aesthetically pleasing method. If you have concrete floors
and do not want to either dig the concrete floor up or dig a trench around
the garden then Steve is correct and you should use surface mounted copper
pipe clipped to the outside of the house. This pipe could come from the loft
and down the back wall if there is mains water in the loft.
Just make sure that you lag the pipe and build in some way of draining it
down for the winter, else you`ll have a nice water feature down the back of
the house & get yourself a nice dose of damp as well.
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