House Hydrant V2
In-wall outdoor faucet system w/ vacuum breaker. Same materials and connection system as our award-winning House Hydrant V1, now with an added atmospheric vacuum breaker for enhanced backflow prevention. Meets all ASSE 1019-A standards.
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House Hydrant V2
Instant, hassle-free water access outdoors.
Connect garden hoses instantly.
Forget threading on garden hoses every time you need to access water outside. Just plug in the hose connector, and water turns on automatically.
Then unplug and go.
Unplug the hose connector and the hydrant self-drains automatically. The patented design uses water pressure to seal the rear valve rather than a traditional screw and washer, so it won’t leak.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The installation process is very similar to that of a conventional in-wall outdoor faucet. A typical installation takes less than an hour per hydrant. The House Hydrant can be attached to any type of water supply line. Simply thread in any universal 1/2″ NPT adapter, depending on your type of plumbing (copper, PEX, CPVC, or other). For the quickest and easiest installation, we recommend using the House Hydrant with PEX tubing. With copper plumbing, the House Hydrant’s two-piece design allows for easier soldering than a standard sillcock.
The length of your House Hydrant will depend on your home’s wall depth and clearance.
House walls vary based on construction style, and have different thicknesses depending on climate and materials used. A typical exterior house wall looks like this:
Hydrant length needed will depend on the building materials used. If you have thin exterior walls, longer hydrants can be installed in endwall locations. You can also use a mounting block to add depth if needed.
Aquor’s freeze protection depends on your home’s insulation. The ambient air temperature around the hydrant’s rear valve (where it connects to your water supply line) must be kept above freezing. If you live in a climate with extreme cold, your plumbing code may require hydrants 6″ or longer.
Aquor follows the industry standard of sizing by stem length. The total end-to-end length is longer (see technical specifications).
For proper installation, you’ll need to have a philips screwdriver, a 1/2″ NPT plumbing adapter, and teflon tape.
To use the House Hydrant, you’ll need to have a garden hose attached to the Aquor connector. Water flow starts instantly when you connect, so we recommend having a spray nozzle or other form of water regulator (such as a shutoff or Aquor Hose Adapter Kit) at the end of your hose.
Because regulator valves would be the first point of failure, we decided not to integrate them. For an easy way to regulate pressure, you can attach any standard inline ball valve to the end of the Aquor connector (see photo).
We will be releasing an accessory with a built-in pressure regulator in mid-2016.
Any accessory with a standard 3/4″ hose fitting can be attached directly to the Aquor connector, like you would to the end of a standard outdoor faucet.
Y-splitters, water timers, vacuum breakers, and other accessories all work great with the Aquor system. Use multiple Aquor connectors to quickly swap accessories out without needing to unscrew them.
The House Hydrant system should be left disconnected when not in use.
Disconnecting allows the hydrant to self-drain. Without draining, the House Hydrant cannot offer freeze protection.
Yes, the Aquor House Hydrant will prevent water backflow in the event of a sudden loss of water pressure.
The House Hydrant V2 has an integrated atmospheric vacuum breaker to prevent foreign liquids from being siphoned back into your water supply. The polymer Aquor connector has a one-way check valve to prevent backflow. This valve also prevents sprays and blowback when disconnecting from the hydrant at high pressures. The House Hydrant V2 meets ASSE 1019-A backflow prevention requirements.
You can safely use the House Hydrant at up to 125 psi. Because it uses water pressure to seal, the Aquor connection becomes tighter at higher water pressures. It requires more effort to engage and disengage at high water pressures. If your home’s water pressure is above 100 psi, we recommend installing a pressure reducing valve. It won’t hurt your hydrants, but abnormally high water pressure can damage your home’s plumbing and other fixtures.
Read our post on the dangers of high water pressure
Built with 316L stainless steel, the hydrant is nearly indestructible and can be easily cleaned and maintained – the only replaceable parts are two easily accessible DuPont® O-rings, each rated to last 10+ years.
The connector is made of a durable wear-resistant DuPont® polymer, and will last years of frequent use. Tested to withstand 200 lbs of lateral force, it won’t break if you tug on the hose. When the time comes to replace, swap out just the connector instead of the entire faucet.
Our mission is to manufacture the highest-quality water connectors possible, and our products are engineered to last years of frequent use. Aquor offers a 10 year guarantee on all products. If you’re not satisfied with your Aquor products for any reason, we’ll make it right.
Our primary shipping method is UPS Ground. We occasionally use USPS. Please contact us before placing your order if you need expedited shipping. Ground shipping usually takes about 4-7 business days.
Send products for return or exchange to:
Aquor Water Systems
240 Airport Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Please contact Aquor support beforehand so that we can expect your package and expedite the process. Wholesale orders may be subject to a restocking fee.