Outside Single Wall Tap
Single Wall Mounted External Freezeproof Taps are designed for, and intended for all year round use, regardless of the outside temperature. This outside tap will not rupture from freezing when the valve is shut off. They can be used for Cold or Hot water – whatever the weather. They have proved popular as a quality external tap for your home or work place. Customers can be confident in the knowledge it will not freeze.
How does it work?
The tap itself needs to be mounted to an outside wall, on a building which has a frost proof inside wall. When the tap is turned off it automatically drains and therefore no water is held in the tap that could potentially freeze. It is this water held in the tap that normally causes a ‘traditional’ external tap to rupture. A valve in the pipework enables the draining to occur. The valve is part of the pipework ‘behind’ the tap and sits on the inside wall. It is therefore important to order a tap with the correct wall thickness.
Specification & Installation
Please Note: These taps will need a break tank and pump installed if they are to be fed from a mains water supply.
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How much do they cost?
From £85.60 including VAT and deliveryVisit our online shop
- WALL THICKNESS – Specification of wall thickness is required when ordering so we can supply the correct length of tap feeds. These are not adjustable as the pipe & valve is an intrinsic part of the non-freeze function.
- HOSE COUPLINGS – If you need to combine the use of your tap with a hose, most normal fittings can be used. However, we favour quality Geka Couplings, which make connecting and disconnecting a hose fast and straightforward. A simple quarter turn is all that is required. Geka Couplings come in a set of two parts: Tap Connection and Hose Tail. Hose Tails have two options: 13mm or 19mm. Generally these are purchased as a set (From £12 inc VAT & delivery) but can also be ordered individually. (Please Note: In freezing conditions, hoses must be disconnected from your tap.)