Prepare Tools & Materials

Here are the most common tools and items you’ll need for a successful House Hydrant installation:

  • House Hydrant Kit
  • Garden Hose
  • Philips screwdriver or bit
  • 1/2″ NPT male-threaded plumbing adapter
  • Teflon tape
  • 1-9/16″ (40mm) hole saw
  • MAP torch and flux, emery cloth (for copper plumbing installations requiring soldering)
  • PEX expansion or press tool (different tools for PEX tubing connections)

A few more items that may help depending on your application:

  • Mounting block (for exterior siding)
  • Bucket (to catch water if cutting plumbing)
  • Caulk, sealant, or quick flashing
  • Pressure Gauge (to test water pressure)

Common Types of Compatible Plumbing Adapters

PEX expansion

Aquor House Hydrant Installation: Pex expansion adapter (copper)

PEX expander tool required. The tubing is stretched and slipped over the adapter, and then it shrinks with incredible force.


Aquor House Hydrant Installation: Pex sharkbite adapter

No tools required. Simply push the PEX tubing onto the adapter. 90° angled adapter shown.

Copper sweat-on

Aquor House Hydrant Installation: copper sweat adapter

For copper plumbing, not PEX. The copper is soldered together using flux and a heat source such as a MAP torch.


Aquor House Hydrant Installation: Pex press fitting

A PEX press tool is required to crimp the sleeve over the tubing.