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Installing outside hot and cold taps

Postby Chris012797 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I need your advice about this. So I want to install 1 hot and 1 cold tap outside but not sure which idea to do. Either straight down from where my bathroom is or around the living room window so it’s a more reachable height. There’s drawbacks to both. If I go around the window it’ll look quite unsightly especially with pipe insulation. And then above the window it’ll be quite hard to reach (not difficult for me as I’m quite tall but harder for my partner). What would you guys do? Also are there any regulations saying I can’t install one above a window?

Any help would be great :)
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:35 pm

Hi chris012797,
Doesn’t matter which you do but anticipate burst pipe/joints in very cold weather.
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