How much should an outside tap cost includes top 10 questions asked
Martin Smith a plumber in Bury explains about the outside tap from the understanding of what is an outside tap, including the regulations to having a new outside tap fitted. Just below are the top 10 questions answered.
- How much is an outside water tap?
- What are the regulations for an outside water tap?
- What is the best insulation for an outside tap?
- How to fit an outside tap?
- How to stop a leaking outside water tap?
- What is a bib tap?
- How long does it take to fit an outside tap?
- What tools are required to fit an outside water tap?
- Who invented the outside water tap?
- Outside water tap accessories?
How much is an outside water tap?
To buy an outside tap this would cost about £6 to £9 and as long as your within a metre of where your connecting the mains water pipe then the cost for the materials would cost £15. If you were paying a plumber in Bury or anywhere else in the UK, then you should expect to pay between £80 to £100 which includes the supply of the tap or and the materials. The London area is except from this as you should expect to pay an extra 20%. Our price for supplying and fitting the outside water tap within the guidelines will cost you £100. (Feel free to ask for any future discounts).
What are the regulations for an outside water tap?
To fit an outside water tap the water must come from the same line as the mains water stopcock at a pressure no lower than 1-bar. There must be a non return valve either at the tap or within the pipe line of the tap. There must be an isolation valve in order to turn off for inspection of the outside bib tap.
What is the best insulation for an outside tap?
The best type of insulation is the one shown in the picture where the top can come away and the bottom will also come away for any type of use. This will help the outside tap from freezing up in future winters.
You can buy this type of insulation from the likes of Screwfix and other good stores either near Bury or anywhere else in the UK. If you are buying an outside tap cover online, then you should expect to be paying about £10, this should include any postage and packing.
How to fit an outside tap?
To fit an outside tap you need to have strength and determination, this is not a job for the weak hearted and non-skilled. If you are good at doing DIY Plumbing, then you should be ok to fit an outside tap. To fit an outside tap, you need to follow the regulations as state above in the regulation section.
How to stop a leaking outside water tap?
To stop a leaking outside water tap, you must firstly turn either the stopcock off or isolate the isolation valve if the outside water tap has been fitted within current regulations.
What is a bib tap?
A Bib tap is either a pair of taps for inside or outside use, but the difference is, there is a female or a male threat that screws into a backplate or similar to the backplate. An outside tap can also be called a Faucet. A plumber in Bury or the UK would just call this a outside water tap.
How long does it take to fit an outside tap?
To fit an outside tap, as long as the correct tools are available and it is straight forward, you can expect this to be done within about 70 to 90-minutes. If you are a DIY Plumber then expect this to be done in about 2-hours of more.
What tools are required to fit an outside water tap?
The tools that are required to fit an outside water tap or the faucet as it is known, you will require 15mm pipe slices, 2 pairs of grips, 16mm drill bit (long enough to go all the way through the wall), 6mm drill bit with plugs, blow torch with solder, flux and finally some PTFE.
Who invented the outside water tap?
The romans Invented the outside tap but since the full, it had to be reinvented, but in a different way as there was never a year on record for this, taps as we know them today was possible invented in the early 1920’s but with no evidence to support this.
Outside water tap accessories?
The type of outside water tap accessories are the hosepipe, the outside tap lock and the cover. You can buy the outside tap accessory kit for full installation but this is against our advice as we believe there cheap and not very good when it comes to use and wear and tear, basically you get what you pay for.