Many people have a shed out in the yard that they want to connect to plumbing. It sounds easy enough but can be quite complicated depending on the layout of your property. Here are some tips for running water pipes from your house to your shed so you can enjoy all of its benefits!
How to Run Plumbing to a Shed Properly
Here are some tips on how to run plumbing to a shed.
Determine where you want the water source
The first thing you need to do is to determine where you want the water source. Make sure that it is in a location that will allow for easy access to hook up your hose and watering system.
The most common place to install a spigot is near a garden bed, but there are other options, such as installing it next to an outdoor faucet or even inside your home.
Choose the location of your water source
The next step is to choose the location of your water source. You want to make sure that it has an adequate supply of electricity, and you also need to know how far away from the shed you are going to place it. Make sure that there is not a lot of landscaping or other obstructions that will make it hard to get the hose connected.
Install your water source
Once you have chosen where you will place it, you need to install your water source. Make sure there is adequate drainage in place so that moisture doesn’t accumulate around or under the unit and it should be installed on a level surface.
Choose your hose
Now you need to choose the type of hose that is going to be connected and how long it needs to be.
You can do this by purchasing a roll of flexible polyethylene tubing with connectors on each end at most home improvement stores, but if there isn’t an adequate water source close enough then you may need to purchase a hose as well. Make sure that the hose is long enough and has connectors for your water source, which should be marked on them where it attaches.
Connect your hose
The next step is connecting your hose. You can do this by first cutting off one end of both hoses and then placing the other ends together inside of a connector. Once they are inside the connector, crank down on them to ensure that they will be leakproof when you turn on your water supply to avoid any damage or injury from leaks and splashes.
Make sure everything is secure
After connecting your hose, make sure that everything is secure. Tighten all connectors with a wrench and turn on the water supply to ensure there are no leaks. Once you have done this, test out your hose by spraying it around to make sure that nothing is leaking or dripping from any of the connections.
Install your sprinkler system
Finally, install your sprinkler system. Depending on what you are using it for, you may need a different type of attachment, but most systems will have a standard type of attachment that you can screw onto the end. Make sure to follow all instructions carefully so that everything is installed correctly and safely.
Once these steps are taken, your shed can now be connected to the water supply. All you need is a little elbow grease and patience when installing everything so that it will function correctly for all future use! You may also be interested in checking our post on what modern tool replaces a traditional plumb bob to find out more about plumbing.