House Hydrant V2
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House Hydrant V2

$89.95

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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Product Description

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.

WHY AQUOR?

AQUOR HOUSE HYDRANT







  • Easy to Use
  • Access water instantly with a simple twist. Connector provides sure grip and easy leverage.
  • Won’t Leak or Drip
  • Patented design uses water pressure and high-tech O-rings to close the internal valve.
  • Won’t Freeze
  • Stainless steel body with rear valve protects against extreme cold with minimal heat loss. No additional winterization required.
  • Wear-Resistant
  • Marine-grade stainless steel endures zero wear. Heavy-duty polymer connector tested to 5,000+ engagements.
  • Tamper-Resistant
  • Bring your Aquor connector inside to easily prevent unsupervised water use or theft.
  • Modern Design
  • Available in multiple color options to match your home. No unsightly hose bibs protruding from your wall.
  • 100% Lead-Free
  • Made from food-grade 316L stainless steel with zero brass components. Absolutely no lead is used.

STANDARD OUTDOOR FAUCET



Aquor House Hydrant vs Standard Outdoor Faucet



  • Inconvenient
  • Garden hoses must be threaded on and off. Compact threads are a hassle to use, especially with cold or wet hands.
  • Eventually Leaks
  • Uses a screw and washer to stop water flow. Enough wear or high water pressure will always lead to leaks.
  • Poor Insulation
  • Brass body conducts heat more easily, meaning standard “frost-free” sillcocks require additional covers or shut-offs.
  • Brass Wears Easily
  • Brass-on-brass connection wears away slightly every time it is used, leading to eventual leaks. Prone to corrosion.
  • No Security
  • Anyone can access your water. Children or vandals can leave your faucet running water unattended.
  • Outdated
  • Outdated design with no attention to aesthetics. Cannot be hidden. Most are available in brass only.
  • Contains Lead
  • Brass that is “Lead-Free” and “Zero Lead” is NOT 100% lead-free. Legally, they can still contain up to .25% lead content.


WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

House Hydrant: What's In The Box

House Hydrant: What's In The Box

House Hydrant: What's In The Box

House Hydrant: What's In The Box

STAINLESS STEEL HOUSE HYDRANT, POLYMER DEBRIS COVER W/ 5° WEDGE, POLYMER HOSE CONNECTOR, MOUNTING SCREWS
ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED: 1/2″ NPT plumbing adapter, teflon tape, Philips driver, 1.5″ hole saw, garden hose
ALSO RECOMMENDED: mounting block, quick flashing, Aquor accessories

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Aquor House Hydrant V2 - Sizing/Dimensions GuideAquor House Hydrant V2 - Sizing/Dimensions Guide

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

INSTALLATION

Yes, the Aquor House Hydrant is a complete in-wall faucet system.

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.

See Installation Photos

Download Installation Guide

Download Installation Guide PDF



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.

Warning:

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.

Note:

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.


We designed the Aquor connector with the fewest moving parts to be as simple and reliable as possible.

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.

(see photo).



OPERATION



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.


The House Hydrant is designed to perform best on homes with water pressures between 35-95 psi.

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


We recommend using the House Hydrant on homes with at least 35 psi of water pressure. The Aquor connection uses water pressure to form a tight seal, so at low pressures the system can become disconnected with a heavy garden hose. If you are on a well system or other low-pressure environment, a heavier internal spring can be used. Please contact us for details.

SUPPORT


We’ve engineered the House Hydrant to last the lifetime of your home.

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.


We stand behind every product we make and sell.

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.


We are usually able to process and ship orders within 1-2 business days. Orders are shipped out of Port Townsend, Washington.

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.


We accept returns or exchanges up to 45 days after purchase.

Send products for return or exchange to:

Aquor Water Systems
ATTN: Returns
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.


For product support, please contact us using our online contact form, or email us directly at support@aquorwatersystems.com.

You can also reach us via telephone M-F 9 AM to 5 PM PST at (800) 458-1749.