Plumbing Question

Is it possible to fit a outside tap with a tap lock

I would like to fit a outside garden tap. but the location where the tap is going to be is not great,ie it is easy for any public to spot it and abuse it. is it possible to fit a tap with a sturdy tap lock.

thank you for all your replies, there were alot of good ideas from all your answers. i will probabaly combine all of them. I will probably fit a tap with a lock and isolater valve inside the house

5 Answers

Yes you can buy an enclosure that you secure with a padlock, ask at any plumber merchants.

Answered 13th Jun 2011

ABS Plumbing & Electrical ltd

Member since 14 Jan 2009

Any outside tap should have a gate valve inside the property enabling you to isolate the water supply at any time,therefore no need for a tap lock,
hope this helps,

Answered 13th Jun 2011

m w building construction and property maintenance

Member since 28 Sep 2008

Hi I was in JDP plumbing supplies and they had a screw on lockable cap on a display for this exact purpose Pete.

Answered 13th Jun 2011

Chapman Fencing & Landscaping

Member since 17 Nov 2010

Yes, the correct way would be to fit an isolater valve inside of the house, this is the cheapest way but also the correct way to isolate from frost or public abuse.

Answered 13th Jun 2011

Yew Tree joinery

Member since 8 Mar 2010

Hi Olagu. It is normal practice to fit an isolator valve somewhere insdie the property in order to shut off the supply to the external tap. This is primarily so that the outside tap can be serviced if required and to prevent freezing and subsequent bursts in winter.

If this valve could be fitted in an easily accessible position, it would also function to stop unauthorised use. I would suggest fitting a ball valve (more reliable than a gate) with a handle rather than one which needs a screwdriver to operate. These can be bought at any plumbing supplier or DIY outlet.

Answered 16th Jun 2011

Tend & Mend

Member since 7 Nov 2010

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