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  1. kasser

    kasser Member

    I need to connect a garden hose to a 15 mm pipe (plastic or copper). What's the best way to do it? The other end of the hose is connected to an outdoor tap the usual way.

    I'd like to do this so I can test some fittings now and then, especially to test my soldered fittings.
     
  2. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    You can buy hose tails with a BSP thread ( male or female), then you’re away.
     
  3. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Jubilee clip
     
  4. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Don’t forget the jubilee clip
     
  5. kasser

    kasser Member

    I found this one:
    PCL HC1217 Male Hose Tail Adaptor ¼

    But I can't find a fitting to connect the adaptor to the pipe. and 1/4" BSP seems quite small. Most fittings are 1/2" or 3/4".
     
  6. kasser

    kasser Member

    The hose is about the same size as a 15mm pipe. I can't fit one in the other to secure using a jubilee clip?
     
  7. steadyon

    steadyon Active Member

    1. The fitting you've quoted in post #5 is not for water, I think its for compressed air.
    2. If you want to connect directly to the pipe, warm the hose in hot water for a couple of minutes, force over end of pipe (with insert in place if plastic pipe) and secure with a jubilee clip.
    3. Alternatively, fit a 15mm compression / 3/4" male iron to the pipe (e.g. Screwfix 82086), and use an ordinary hose pipe connector onto the 3/4" end.
     
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  8. kasser

    kasser Member

    I managed to force the hose over the pipe using hot water. Thanks. Never thought that hose would fit over it!
     
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