• Welcome to PlumbersForums.net - The international free plumbing advice forum. Professional plumbers sharing advice with fellow plumbers and DIY alike. Register for free today! - Checkout the Plumbing Advice forum and then our Plumbing Videos area which still needs populating.

garden tap

A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the cultivation, display, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The single feature identifying even the wildest wild garden is control. The garden can incorporate both natural and artificial materials.Gardens often have design features including statuary, follies, pergolas, trellises, stumperies, dry creek beds, and water features such as fountains, ponds (with or without fish), waterfalls or creeks. Some gardens are for ornamental purposes only, while others also produce food crops, sometimes in separate areas, or sometimes intermixed with the ornamental plants. Food-producing gardens are distinguished from farms by their smaller scale, more labor-intensive methods, and their purpose (enjoyment of a hobby or self-sustenance rather than producing for sale, as in a market garden). Flower gardens combine plants of different heights, colors, textures, and fragrances to create interest and delight the senses.
The most common form today is a residential or public garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Zoos, which display wild animals in simulated natural habitats, were formerly called zoological gardens. Western gardens are almost universally based on plants, with garden, which etymologically implies enclosure, often signifying a shortened form of botanical garden. Some traditional types of eastern gardens, such as Zen gardens, however, use plants sparsely or not at all. Landscape gardens, on the other hand, such as the English landscape gardens first developed in the 18th century, may omit flowers altogether.
Landscape architecture is a related professional activity with landscape architects tending to engage in design at many scales and working on both public and private projects.

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. B

    Garden Tap fitting- thread size.

    Hello. I've attached an image of an old garden tap with a new garden tap replacement, except the thread on the new tap is larger than the existing tap fitting. Is there a reducing nut that can adapt the new tap to the wall fitting or could the new tap handle be used to replace the old handle and...
  2. M

    Where should I connect my garden tap pipe?

    Hi everyone, I'm about to install a garden tap pipe on a new build, but I'm a bit confused with the pipework I'm seeing under the kitchen sink. Here is a picture of what I'm seeing: Pipe A - Cold water pipe. Pipe B - Behind the wood plank, B connects to a valve that shuts down the entire...
  3. S

    Garden tap fittings query

    Hi - I'm a DIYer, successfully fitted an external garden tap, supply sourced from downstairs loo, standard 13 mil copper pipework, in-line cut-off. WEATHER PROBLEM - its worked fine for years EXCEPT twice now I've had split pipe due to freezing (at -8C ) despite foam protection. My thinking -...
  4. S

    Garden Tap fittings query

    Hi - I'm a DIYer, successfully fitted an external garden tap, supply sourced from downstairs loo, standard 13 mil copper pipework, in-line cut-off. WEATHER PROBLEM - its works fine for years EXCEPT twice now I've had split pipe due to freezing (at -8C ) despite foam protection. My thinking -...
  5. C

    Garden tap low pressure and hissing

    I’ve just noticed my outside tap is making a sort of hissing sound and the pressure doesn’t seem as good as it was. It has much less power coming out of the hose pipe. A few months ago the return valve was fixed as it got stuck could it be related to this? I’m happy to try taking it apart to see...
  6. A

    Garden Tap

    I have just recently had a 1/2" garden tap outside,but the hose pipes I've bought are all for 1/2" taps but none fit,could an one help me please
  7. A

    URGENT MDPE fitted to garden tap - help

    I am trying to fit MDPE 20mm pipe to a threaded garden tap for the water source for garden irrigation, it always leaks from the MDPE fitting - i have tried various adaptors, what am i doing wrong? thank you
  8. C

    Outside hot and cold tap advice

    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...
  9. O

    Outdoor garden tap not working

    Hi Our outdoor garden taps do not work, to be fair we haven't used in years, but would like to start using it for gardening projects. No water comes out of the tap at all. How can I switch it on, our mains is on as we have running water inside the house Thanks
  10. N

    Water Pressure for new Garden Tap

    I currently have ½ inch supply to my main outside tap. If I create a T, in the main feed, and run a 1 inch pipe to a new tap from the ½ inch feed, will this contribute to a greater flow rate at the new tap?
  11. A

    What size pipe to use for garden tap - long distance 80m? Overground not buried

    Two things. Customer has a huge garden, requiring a tap at the end. Firstly is it best to use say 25mm bore plastic pipe? Will I get better pressure by using a larger bore pipe, or lose pressure over that distance? Direct off mains. Secondly the customer does not want their garden dug up to put...
  12. J

    Replace an old garden tap

    Hi, I have a very old garden tap that leaks and needs replacing. Any advice or ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  13. D

    Garden Tap Connector

    Hi, I just purchased the Hozelock Connection Set because I was trying to connect my hosepipe to my garden tap. It comes with 1/2" and 3/4" connectors which seem to be way too big for the tap. I measured the tap and it's about 13/14mm in diameter and it has "BS1010-2" engraved on the side. I...
  14. B

    Garden Tap. No Cold Water to work from?

    I have just been to a house, they want a garden tap put in the back garden (turns out they want it for a Hot Tub). When in the house the kitchen, bathroom and downstairs toilet are all on the opposite side of the house to the back. Im not sure what i can do, what would you guys do?
  15. J

    Fitting garden tap with multiple options...

    I'm fitting a garden tap, and all going well but I am after some advice on the best way to connect to my cold feed. I have a self-cutting tap (the one you get with those garden tap kits) which has a double check valve to stop the water entering the cold water pipe. I would normally just attach...
  16. G

    Outlet size for a 3/4" Garden tap?

    I'm trying to replace an old outdoor tap that is connected to some MDPE piping (the house is built on an old road depot and it was an existing installation). It has a "Round Mixer Tap Connector" for the hose but it leaks like crazy and when I took the tap off to have a look, I was sure there...
  17. J

    Garden Tap from washing machine valve ?

    Hello. I am looking to install an outside tap. It will be fixed to external house wall above a drain and the best access to cold water water supply is thru the wall to the utility area where I have a sink and a washing machine. The pipe work under the sink is a bit restricted and not very...
  18. S

    No water output from garden tap

    All, I hope someone can help me with my current issue with regards to my garden tap. Whilst I was washing my car the other weekend, all of a sudden the water supply was completely cut. Please note I have not turned any values within the house. Water does flow around the house as normal, its...
  19. A

    Outdoor Garden Tap Fitting - St Helens, Merseyside.

    Looking for the cheapest quote possible to have an outside tap fitted. The kitchen sink is next to the outside wall where the tap will be placed, so not much of a big job! Just a hole drilling right through etc. If you provide the fittings, thats no problem.. but I can get all the kit for £10...
  20. K

    No water through garden tap fitting

    My new brass garden hose fittings came without any instructions. Looking down into one of the hose connectors there is a loose valve thing, like a cup facing upwards, whch rattles about. I'm assuming this is a device to prevent water blowback and that it should be connected to the brass fitting...
Creating content since 2001. Untold Media is a Registered Trademark.
Top