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05 Aug 2014 

Adapting Challenges with Hose Adaptors

Itís nice to have so many different faucets located throughout the home so that water is easily accessible from different rooms.Not only are there faucets on the inside of the house, but there are also faucets on the exterior of the house that come in handy too.When I need to wash the our car, for example, I can just connect a hose to the outdoor faucet, turn the water on and spray the car down to rinse off dirt and then soap.My wife uses the hose sometimes to water her flowers.The hose is also handy to spray off the driveway and sidewalk if they get covered in dirt or mud from projects that we are doing around the yard.Having an outdoor faucet is a great convenience-if it is working properly!Like all other faucets, sometimes the yard faucet can have problems of its own.

We had a problem with one of our yard faucets once but we didnít really have the time to get it fixed and we didnít want to hire a plumber to do it.My wife and I both knew I would fix it when I got the time, but meanwhile we would need a temporary fix.I had seen different types of faucet adaptors before and I knew just what we needed.I went to a plumbing supply store and asked for an adaptor that would go from my utility sink faucet to a hose thread.We had a utility faucet in our garage and so this would be a good solution until I could fix the outdoor faucet in our front yard.I purchased the part, which was fairly inexpensive and took it home.After removing the aerator from the faucet we had installed in the garage, I screwed on the adaptor and made sure the water flowed without leaking.

After I knew the adaptor was on and leak-free, I hooked up the garden hose and turned it on.There was a slight leak where the hose hooked onto the adaptor, but it wasnít worse than it leaked when hooked up to the outdoor faucet. Though it wasnít the ideal set-up, it served its purpose.The one advantage of it all was that we could control the temperature of the water.This was nice when I would wash the car and when our grandchildren wanted to run through the sprinkler.The water was never too hot or too cold, but just right.We used this ďsystemĒ until I got a little more time on my hands and could get the right parts and tools to fix our outdoor faucet.It wasnít easy, but I was able to get the job done.There are a lot of other adaptors on the market as well that can be hooked up to your indoor faucets to help you with outdoor and other projects, not to mention to replacement parts for different faucets around the home.If you need an adaptor or replacement part, visit:

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