2 Outdoor Taps to 1 Garden Hose
mflorance1 Posts: 4
Hi. I have recently installed an outdoor hot water tap directly next to my existing cold water tap. So I now have 2 outdoor taps (hot and cold). The idea behind this was that my toddler will not get in his paddling pool if it's freezing cold, so I thought installing a hot tap for easy access would help me out. However, I'd now like to create a mixer with some sort of connector into both taps, giving me one outlet that I can connect to my hosepipe. Like the old, retro push-on-taps shower kind of thing. I can't find anything like this for outdoor use with the connector for one outlet. Everything seems to go the other way: i.e. connecting one tap into 2 outlets. To reiterate, I need to connect 2 taps to one hose outlet. Does anything like this exist?
something like this would do the job.
Cold water at mains pressure could force the hot water to go in reverse as it were. I think if you have a combi boiler it may not be the case, but def check it out first.
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I did the same as Brightstar when mine were little, chucked in a couple of buckets of hot to take the chill off 😁.
I have just had the hot tap fitted and so would assume it meets all regs - is there a foolproof way of assessing whether it has double check valves to prevent reverse flow?
The Y connector and 2-way splitter in reverse are things I looked at, but the taps both aim vertically down and so wouldn't clip straight on. I guess I'd need a short section of hose with appropriate connections and either end - does that exist as well?
On the note re toddlers being impervious to cold paddling pools...I can assure mine is not. Hence why I've installed a hot water tap!
Up to this point we have just done the same re chucking in a couple of buckets of hot water. But I had the bright idea of installing this second tap, so I could in effect "mix" it to a temperature that I could just fill it with immediately - thinking I was saving myself some effort in the long term, but it appears I have just made my life harder. The really annoying this is that I could have had an outdoor mixer tap installed instead of the 2 individual taps - I went for the latter because it was cheaper, thinking that something would exist to allow me to mix it. I am now regretting it...
No need for Y connectors, no chance of water mixing.