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Old 11-19-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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I live in an apartment where the nearest water spigot outside is more than 100' away. Consequently, I would like to connect my garden hose to the cold water pipe of my hot water heater which is in my storage closet so I can water my plants. What is the best way to do this? I have not been able to find a copper T with two male and one female connectors. Also, people have told me to connect my hose to an indoor faucet, but I want the hose to stay outside. Thanks!

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Ayuh,... My guess is, you should speak to the landlord before altering the plumbing...

There are many ways to adapt what you what,...
Even a sales clerk in a plumbing shop could fix ya up...

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Ayuh,... My guess is, you should speak to the landlord before altering the plumbing...
They maintenance guys I asked did not seem to mind.
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Even a sales clerk in a plumbing shop could fix ya up...
Yes, I think I will have to check out a dedicated plumbing store; I've already checked out, to no avail, Home Depot and Ace. I just wasn't sure if there was a sort of generic solution or something I overlooked at Home Depot or Ace. Thanks, though
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What is the waterline you're gonna cut made of,..?? Copper,..??
what size,..?? sweat-fit connections,..??

If so, along with a "T", 'n a hose thread adapter, you'll need a valve,...
I like ball-valves..

Cut the line, install the T, nipple off it to the valve, then to the adapter...

You're Done...

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[quote=Bondo;537122]What is the waterline you're gonna cut made of,..??[/quotes]It's a 3/4" copper flex pipe.
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Copper,..??
what size,..?? sweat-fit connections,..??

If so, along with a "T", 'n a hose thread adapter, you'll need a valve,...
I like ball-valves..

Cut the line
No, I wouldn't want to cut anything.
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, install the T, nipple off it to the valve, then to the adapter...

You're Done...
So basically a ball-valve, a T, and an adapter for connecting to the nipple... yes it sounds so simpleóand I was looking for this at Aceóbut I seriously have to go to a better store...
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unfortunatly you will have to cut the pipes. if your piping is copper the best solution with minimal work and problems would be to go to home depot, lowes or local plumbing supply house and ask for a tee, coupling, female adapter all in shark bite. also a boiler drain and the smallest amount of copper you can get. shark bite fittings require no work but to push it onto a pipe and it snaps together. there is no soldering involved.
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unfortunatly you will have to cut the pipes
Even though the copper flex pipe manually screws onto the nipple's threading? Couldn't it just screw into the right T adapter?
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. if your piping is copper the best solution with minimal work and problems would be to go to home depot, lowes or local plumbing supply house and ask for a tee, coupling, female adapter all in shark bite. also a boiler drain and the smallest amount of copper you can get. shark bite fittings require no work but to push it onto a pipe and it snaps together. there is no soldering involved.
No, I don't need that because the copper flex pipe can screw into something. The solution is pretty simple, but for some reason I can't find the parts.
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unfortunatly you will have to cut the pipes
Even though the copper flex pipe manually screws onto the nipple's threading? Couldn't it just screw into the right T adapter?
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. if your piping is copper the best solution with minimal work and problems would be to go to home depot, lowes or local plumbing supply house and ask for a tee, coupling, female adapter all in shark bite. also a boiler drain and the smallest amount of copper you can get. shark bite fittings require no work but to push it onto a pipe and it snaps together. there is no soldering involved.
No, I don't need that because the copper flex pipe can screw into something. The solution should be pretty simple, but for some reason I can't find the parts.
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You said the maintenance guys didn't mind so offer them a couple 6 packs to do it for you. Now they are resposible for any possible problems that could come up

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