Hose Union Back Plate Â½"
hose union baclplate.1/2"
used this for something other than intended. Brilliant piece of kit and it did the job perfectly.
13 Aug 2015
Best way to fit an outside tap
I dare say that there must be hundreds of thousands of people who, like me have bought those outside tap "kits" to avoid having to shut the water off and cut through pipes. Honestly they are an utter waste of time and money.
After finding yet another kit tap was offering little more than a dribble of water I bought one of these fittings, a new tap and a few pieces of the plastic push-fittings. Turned off the water and cut the pipe where a previous "kit" fitting had been (one of those self cutting jobs). Popped in a push-fit T piece and a push fit stop valve for good measure so that I can isolate the outside tap if needed any time.
Hole was already through the wall where the previous pipe had been so this just slotted through, three holes into the wall and it was secured. Connected it up and fitted the tap. Water back on and job done.
With the hole through the wall already there it was less than 15mins. Given that you still have to drill through the wall to use one of the kits where you don't need to turn the water off then there's really nothing much saved in time and effort to just do the job right in the first place.
Live and learn, would absolutely recommend using this.
Cost wise, for what it is, a piece of 15mm copper pipe and a brass fitting, it could be cheaper so I would only give it a good for value and features. Otherwise it's bang on for the job.
6 Aug 2015
"Will crack sooner or later!"
Have been using these hose union back plates for couple of years now and have been called out to a cracked one, which I fitted a few weeks ago. Noticed I'm not the first customer having problems with this plate. Best way to deal with is to sweat off plate itself then fit a wall plate elbow instead. Really annoyed - lost out having to correct the problem only consolation will get a refund.
26 Jul 2015
Neat and doesn't wobble about!
Have fitted a few of these now as replacements for a plain through the wall original. The screw secured boss makes for a more secure fitting and no cold water pipe exposed through the wall. Easier for Winter protection too.
24 Jul 2015