Installing Outdoor Taps & Hose Bibs

Enhance your outdoor living experience with Montreal Plumbing’s professional outdoor tap installation services. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, an avid pressure washer, or just love the convenience of an easily accessible water source, our plumbing team is here to make it happen.

Why Choose Plumbing Montreal To Install An Outdoor Tap?

When drilling holes in your foundation for a new outdoor water supply or replacing damaged water taps, it’s crucial to choose plumbers you can trust in Montreal.

Experienced Installation Our team utilizes a comprehensive process to ensure your outdoor tap is installed perfectly. We take care of everything, from selecting the optimal location under the kitchen worktop to carefully drilling and fitting the tap, ensuring a seamless and efficient installation.

High Quality Material: We only use the best materials in our installations, including a premium outdoor tap kit with all necessary components like a flanged copper pipe, flexible connector hose, and a durable saddle valve. This guarantees a long-lasting and reliable outdoor tap.

Worry Free Plumbing: Installing an outdoor tap can be complex, but we make it easy. Our team handles every aspect of the installation, from the initial drilling to the final check. This means you don’t have to worry about the technicalities or risk of DIY errors.

Installing An Outdoor Water Tap

Outdoor Tap Kit (includes 1/2″ flanged copper pipe, “Push-Fit” flexible connector hose, saddle valve, hose tap lever, rubber gasket, and de-mounting clip)

Power Drill
Screwdriver
Adjustable Spanner
Pipe Cutter (if required)

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Site Assessment & Location Selection

Plumbers begin by assessing your property to determine the optimal location for your new outdoor tap.  To avoid high installation costs, plan to install your out door tap near an existing water supply (kitchen, bathroom, laundry).

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Precision Drilling

For new water tap installations, we drill a hole through the external wall of your building, ensuring it’s perfectly sized for the 1/2″ pipe. 

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Installing The Tap

Screw in the tap, applying just the right amount of pressure to ensure a tight, leak-proof joint. Plumbers solder or use a fitting to connect the tap to the water supply. 

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Quality Assurance

Once the tap is installed, our team conducts a thorough check to ensure the tap is in the ‘off’ position and that the saddle valve is properly tightened. Leak inspections are performed before leaving you with a durable outdoor tap. 

Outdoor Taps & Hose Bibs Installation FAQ

Do plumbers handle repairs for outside taps?

Yes, plumbers can fix outside faucets. They are equipped to handle various issues such as leaks, drips, and other malfunctions that can occur with outdoor taps. If you have a problem with your exterior faucet, it’s best to contact a professional plumber to ensure it is repaired correctly and efficiently.

What kind of bib tap is best for outdoor use?

For outdoor use, it is recommended to use a frost-free hose bib tap. Frost-free hose bibs are designed to prevent the faucet from freezing during cold weather by extending the water shutoff valve inside the house where it is warmer. This type of bib tap helps protect your plumbing from freeze damage and ensures a reliable water supply year-round. Additionally, ensure the bib tap is made from durable materials like brass or stainless steel to withstand outdoor conditions.

How are outdoor faucets installed?

Outdoor faucets are typically installed by connecting a water supply line from inside the house to the exterior location where the faucet will be placed. The process involves drilling a hole through the exterior wall, attaching the faucet securely to the outside wall, and connecting it to the water supply line with proper fittings and sealants to prevent leaks. A professional plumber ensures that the installation is done correctly and that the faucet is properly insulated to prevent freezing in colder climates.

Are bib taps and hose bibs the same thing?

A bib tap is a general term for a faucet that is mounted on an exterior wall and used for outdoor water access. A hose bib, on the other hand, specifically refers to an outdoor faucet designed for attaching a garden hose. While all hose bibs are bib taps, not all bib taps are designed for hose attachments. Hose bibs typically have threaded spouts to easily connect hoses, making them convenient for gardening and other outdoor water needs.

How do I fix a leaky exterior water tap?

To stop an outside tap from dripping, you can follow these steps:

 

  • Turn off the Water Supply: Shut off the water supply to the faucet.
  • Disassemble the Faucet: Use a wrench to remove the faucet handle and access the valve.
  • Inspect the Washer and O-rings: Check for worn-out or damaged washers and O-rings and replace them if necessary.
  • Reassemble the Faucet: Reassemble the faucet and tighten all connections securely.
  • Turn the Water Supply Back On: Turn the water supply back on and check for leaks. If the drip persists, it may be best to call a professional plumber to diagnose and fix the issue.

Add A Water Source To Your Yard

Ready to add convenience and functionality to your outdoor space? Contact Montreal Plumbing today for a consultation and take the first step towards hassle-free outdoor tap installation. Our team is ready to install your hose bib without any hassle. 

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