The recent heavy snows around here have caused some ice damming water
penetration to occur. As such I need to relieve as much of the excess
snow and ice from the roof as possible.
I'll be looking for an adapter to connect a typical garden hose to a
bathroom sink faucet. Is this a standard size? I so what should I ask for?
FWIW I need to spray copious amounts of warm water to first melt the
snow then to open up the gutters and eventually the downspouts.
Project next Spring will be to install some deicing cables.
Jim.. I have lived where winter was 9 months of the year. Save your money on
heat cables. They don't cure the problem (I know, I tried them) I finally
removed shingle roofing and put on ProPanel metal roofing, problem cured. W
Lav faucets have an aerator threaded into the spout.
Unfortunately, there are half a dozen different thread standards:-(
There are adapters to switch between some of them, and there are
adapters to go to a dishwasher supply, but I wouldn't swear that
there is one for garden hose size. In any event, it could be a
real chasing around exercise.
If at all possible, I would try to run a hose from the laundry
connection. And use a good hose; the hot water will burst a
cheapie hose or pull the end fittings off.
Remove the airiator from the bathroom faucet and bring it with you to a good
hardware store. Plan B would be to buy a new supply tube and the fittings
needed to go directly from the angle stop in the bathroom to the required
fittings to get your hose connected.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
My laundry sink has one of these built in, but it's easy enough to get
an adapter. The adapters work OK except there is really not enough
threads on them so it's best to get the adapter and a 90 degree metal
bend after that, then stick the hose on the end of that.
I considered doing just that. But that is on the first floor and the
skylight for access to the roof is on the second floor. Gut feeling was
don't do it. Paid off too. Purchased a premium all rubber hose
certified for hot water. Left it semi coiled laying in the bathtub.
Turns out this hose was defective. Something constricted the flow which
in turn created a "bubble" which ultimately split. Fortunately the
water was constrained to within the tub surround. Didn't do much for
the pressure I needed to melt ice with though.
Unscrew the aireator from the sink, take it to the hardware store and match up
the threads. They do have <hose fitting to most aireator thread> adapters.
Usually there will be a display with samples of all the threads you can test
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