Outdoor sinks offer a lot of value for external use. The chances of installing an outdoor sink are high if you do a lot of things outside your house.
An outdoor sink stationed outside is designed to hook up directly with the water faucet for the garden hose, and you will still be able to use the hose.
There are several advantages when you hook up the outdoor sink with a garden hose. It can function as both a garden hose holder and storage holder. Therefore, having an understanding of how to build an outdoor sink is very important.
A large outdoor sink can contain water which can be used to soak clothes, soak paintbrushes, and also to clean your hands or arms that got messy you were working outside.
The ideal source of water for many homes is the kitchen or bathroom, as they do not have an external drain to hook up their outdoor sink. If there is no outdoor water source, there is a need to build an outdoor sink hose connection.
This will require you to do a lot of plumbing jobs, but worry less, because you won’t be spending too much money, and you can even do this without the service of a plumber.
So, just follow carefully, the instructions on how to install a garden sink with a hose hookup.
10 Steps to Hook Up Outdoor Sink Using Garden Hose
Step 1: Prepare your materials
Before you purchase all the required materials, you must ensure that you are getting the correct faucet. Therefore, make sure you check the type of facet you have for both the utility and indoor sink supplying water.
This is very important so that you can know the type of adapter that is best suited for your sink. The materials you must purchase at the store are listed below:
- Garden hose
- Adapter for the indoor sink
- Adapter for your outdoor sink
- Teflon tape (as needed)
- Pliers/wrench (as needed)
Step 2: Remove the aerator
The first thing you need to do is remove the aerator. You can find it at the top of the tap. When you want to remove it, turn it counterclockwise. You can use either a wrench or plier to remove it if you can’t use your hand.
The most important thing in this step is to ensure that the aerator is kept together with its other components I.e rubber washer, small screen, and casing.
Step 3: Screw in the faucet adapter
Once the aerator has been removed successfully, screw the faucet adapter into the faucet opening. Make sure you put the adapter gasket in the right place. It should be a rubber or vinyl gasket so that there won’t be leaks and you must seal it properly.
Step 4: Attach the hose
Next, you need to attach your garden hose to the faucet adapter installed on the tip of the faucet. To do this, simply screw one end of the garden hose to the faucet adapter. If you bought a snap adapter, simply pull on the other part of the adapter that connects to the hose and snap it on the part that connects to the tip of the faucet.
Step 5: Proceed to your outdoor sink
Now that you have completely attached the garden hose to your kitchen sink or bathroom sink, the next thing to work on is the outdoor sink. Bring the other end of the garden hose to the location of your outdoor sink.
Step 6: Connect an adapter to the outdoor sink
The next thing to do is to attach the outdoor sink to the garden hose adapter. You will see the tube ending of the faucet at the side of the outdoor sink or even beneath it. This is the exact location to hook up the garden hose.
For direct hose connections, use your adapter which has a female standard pipe thread at one side and a male hose adapter at the other side to screw the hose directly.
Step 7: Attach the hose gasket to the hose
Just as the method in step 3, the adapter should be attached to the other end of the hose. Whichever type of adapter you are using, the most important thing is to ensure that it is tight so there won’t be any leaks or future water outbursts. Also, remember to put on the rubber gasket before you tighten the adapter to the garden hose.
Step 8: Attach the hose to the outdoor sink
This step requires you to properly screw the adapter that has been attached to your hose to the tube opening located underneath the sink. Ensure to tighten it properly so that you won’t face other problems later.
Step 9: Perform a functionality test
Now that you have your outdoor sink attached to the garden hose, you have to check if it is working perfectly. To do this, switch on the faucet water source and also the outdoor sink faucet. Scan the hose and adapters carefully for any leaks. If you found any, unscrew that area and tighten it properly using Teflon tape.
Step 10: Store after use
Now that your outdoor sink with garden hose hook up is set, switch off the water faucet supplying the kitchen and bathroom and open the utility sink faucet to drain out the water.
Once you have completely drained out the water, remove the garden hose attached to your kitchen or bathroom faucet and keep it safe under your utility sink.
It is essential to hook up an outdoor sink using a garden hose as it offers more comfort. Connecting a hose to your sink is very easy and It saves you the stress of running into the house just to wash your hands. It also saves you the stress of finding a plumber to install a water supply to the utility.
However, if this is the first time you are doing this, you must have all the required materials for the job. You can always check around the house if you have any of the materials and purchase the ones you don’t have from the store.