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  1. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    My customer requires a garden tap at the front of the house but the pipe route is a 600 mile torturous route which involves going over the staircase and along lounge skirting, there's no way.

    The only solution is to put a wall mounted garden tap in the downstairs toilet but I said if the Hoselock fitting pops off it will go all over the floor.

    I wonder if I can take the cold tap off the basin and either somehow fit a garden tap or somehow take the headgear out and shove it in the top but it would need to seat properly.

    Ideally not a jubilee jobby as they pop off as well.
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Can you fit an outside tap fed from the basin ?
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  3. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    Run the pipe under the floor or in the ceiling cavity?
    Taking a tap headgear out to connect the pipe to doesn't sound the way to go for me.
    Is the downstairs loo at the front of the house? Can't you tap in there?
    You'll have the 'popping off and flooding' problem with any demountable fitting, needs to be hard piped until it gets outside.
    Sometimes you need to say no, it's your rep on the line if you don't do it right.
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