cost requirements and exhibit poor quality and construction.
With the House Hydrant, every aspect and material was
examined to create the most robust valve design possible.
The original valve concept was engineered for use
on marine vessels, and later adapted for homes.
The hydrant body is marine-grade 316L stainless steel, and is
virtually indestructible. The internal seals are Viton®
O-rings, commonly used in aerospace and automotive
applications and renowned for their long lifetimes and
resistance to wear. Aquor hose connectors are not plastic,
but rather molded from a high-tech polymer called Delrin®.
How does a regular tap work?
have a flawed sealing mechanism.
onto a brass valve seat causes gradual wear. Over time, this
unavoidable wear causes wasteful leaks and drips.
Most brass sillcocks are a single unit design, welded shut
with no access to the valve seat. The washers and packing nuts can be
replaced, but once the valve seat wears the entire unit must be scrapped.
It is generally impossible to visually inspect the point where it seals.
closed, rather than a screw-tightened assembly. This unique
valve design seals with the exact same pressure and motion,
every time. Unlike a conventional hose bib, the House
Hydrant cannot be over-tightened by the user.
a solid stainless steel operating rod
with a high performance Viton O-ring.
the valve closes in the same direction as water flow,
not against it. The higher the water pressure, the tighter it seals.
A stainless steel spring helps keep the valve closed in case of loss of pressure.
that is found in watches, kitchen appliances, and marine fittings.
It’s durable, non-toxic, and rust-resistant.
We think it looks pretty good, too.
Absolutely no lead is used in our manufacturing process.
Less thermal bridging to your plumbing means a significantly
reduced chance of your pipes freezing (and bursting).
Resistance to freezing
The insulation is so good, you’ll probably never use a foam cover again.
It’s tough, wear-resistant, crush-proof, and stands up to UV rays.
While rugged, it’s lightweight enough to make carrying hoses easy, and won’t hurt anything (like your shins).
Give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to walk you through more technical aspects of our products.