Which tap should I go for?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    View attachment 9594 taps (2).jpg taps (3).jpg taps (4).jpg flat outside (1).jpg flat outside (2).jpg flat outside (3).jpg flat outside (4).jpg was thinking of changing the tap on my sink for one of the taps in the pictures (from Homebase). You can screw the hose on these taps and they are the secure. ANother option is to use a jubilee clip and attach to a swan neck tap. Or could have a separate plumbed in outside tap next to main tap, which should I go for?

    The hose will run out of window to car or van (possibly over road) as in picture.
     
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  2. Clisty1989

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    I picked one up in b&q cost a tenner fits 90% of mixer taps, or if your water pressures good you can get an outside tap kit which just screws onto the copper pipe you want to use and it punctures it, no plumbing required.
     
  3. slippy

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    you do need to drill through the wall to get the pipe through
     
  5. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    This would be complicated. I would have to ask for permission from the maintenance people who run the flats. They would ask me why? They would say there's an outside tap in the car park which I could use, and then I would say well I don't want to use the communal tap to run my window cleaning business. Technically you aren't supposed to be running a business from these flats, I am paying for unmetered water and not paying business rates on the water in the flat. I have just moved in and figured I would quietly fill up from either the communal tap or my own, but as I expand business and use more water will want to use own tap more, so wanted to put tap inside?
     
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    plenty flow through this 2305147215_a0deb11f40_b.jpg
     
  7. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    haha

    They will never notice that!

    Which tap would work from photos above- just get a swan neck and put on connector with jubilees? Hopefully that wont pull around though!
     
  8. Iron Giant

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    Define running a business from your home , I have a covenant on my house in a shared development with a small courtyard for parking with garages and i can't run a business from my home which i don't .

    My home is my base i fill up with water for work and do my paperwork at home that's it i am not serving customers at my home address same as my neighbour isn't who is a self employed joiner we both go out to work .

    At the time of buying the house my solicitor was fully aware of my situation and she saw no issue at all , The reason the covenant is on the houses were i live is due to the restricted parking and shared courtyard .

    You should really have been certain before you bought the flat if you are just filling your tank and not producing water then i would use the communal tap it will be far quicker and you wont have anyone getting disgruntled with you walking across what they may deem as their grass with 10-20 metres of hose and then complaining to the management company .
     
  9. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Fair point. I guess just using a twin DI for barrels or future possible tank next to communal tap, shouldn't bother anyone- it will be quick and the hose won't intrude. No one will be bothered about water use will they if I am on it for an hour or two a week?

    I just liked the option of filling up from own tap (if no parking space or someone complained about my use of communal tap). If I used own sink then (my window is top left window on 1st floor next to porch thing in the 4th photo) it would run down wall then around the outside of flat (5th and 6th photo) and I could fill barrels near those post things with white tops. No one ever walks in the area the hose runs along.

    If I get a van then the hose would run over road to parking space opposite the posts with white tops.
     
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