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Installing A Remote Water Faucet

 

Spring is here and many are turning their thoughts to planting and gardening.  Along with that comes thoughts on keeping everything watered during the hot summer months.  Dragging around long water hoses can be a heavy and tiresome chore.  The solution may be installing a remote water faucet.  A remote faucet is a stand-along faucet a distance from your home water source.  There are a couple of ways to set up a your remote faucet.

Option 1:  Begin with replacing your single valve outdoor faucet with a 2 to 4 valve.  This allows you to connect multiple water hoses.  Connect a water hose and move to the area needed.  Tuck hose up near your foundation or cover with mulch to conceal.  Attach a cut-off valve to the end of the water hose.  If at your deck, use holding brackets to attach to one of your deck pickets.  Then connect the water hose you will use to water your garden or plants.  You can use a water hose holder or reel to keep your hose stored neatly.  If the location has no mounting post, purchase a free standing water hose holder and then attach your watering hose.

Option 2:  If a remote faucet is needed some distance from your outdoor faucet, you might want to consider having an underground water pipe run from your home to the gardening area you water.  Unless you are an advanced plumbing DIYer, you might want a professional to handle this project as it requires splicing into an existing water line, and soldering if you have copper piping in your home.  A professional will also know to check for any buried cables or pipes in the area for the underground pipe.  They will also know what depth to bury the pipe based on the freeze levels in your area.  You will still need to determine what post to use at the installation site.  PVC fence post provides a nice look and can be finished with a decorative cap.  However, you can make your own post of any material, just remember to make it hollow to hide and protect the water pipe.

Whichever choice you make, know that a remote water faucet can make your gardening chores easier.  Allowing you more time to relax and enjoy the results of all your hard work.

Have more questions? Call us—we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!

The Joys of Outdoor Fountains by Go Green Plumbing

Are you a fan of outdoor fountains?  Ever wondered about where to put one at your home?  What about outside in a garden area?

If you’re like me, you love your garden.  And, if you’re an avid gardener, I’m sure you’re also a lover of the creatures that visit our gardens, such as birds, bees and butterflies.  You may even plant specific plants that attract these to your gardens.  But have you given any thought to the fact that our flighty friends need water?  Just like us, water is very important to birds and insects as well.  So, adding an outdoor fountain is not only pretty but  can help our little friends.eclectic-outdoor-fountains-and-ponds

Fountains are easy to add to the garden, but there are a few things you need to know when setting up and maintaining one.  Fountains can be purchased at local garden centers and stores and if you don’t feel comfortable installing, we can help. Adding a couple of rocks that rise above the water level provide a landing place for the birds or butterflies.

When deciding the location for your fountain, consider the amount of sun and shade the area gets.  Late afternoon shade in warmer climates would be best to prevent the water from getting too warm.  And, remember that if you live in a colder area your fountain may require a heater to keep the water from freezing in winter.

Enjoying the wildlife that visit our gardens is a bonus, but they also assist us in our gardening.  Birds help us by eating pests and aerating the soil.  Even wasps can help with certain pests in the garden.  And we all know the benefits of honey bees and butterflies as hard working pollinators.  So, enjoy these hard workers that grace our gardens, and look after them by providing a water source to keep them coming back.

Want help setting up an outdoor fountain at your house?  Call us- we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day.  If water runs through it – We Do It!