The next generation of water valves.
Aquor Valve - Tap - Hose Bib Connection
Typical brass plumbing fixtures are designed to meet low
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®.

Fast.

Convenient.

Efficient.

Maintenance-free.

Versatile.

How does a regular tap work?

Conventional brass sillcocks (also called hose bibs, or spigots)
have a flawed sealing mechanism.
The friction of rotating and compressing a rubber washer
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.

What makes an Aquor valve different?

The Aquor® House Hydrant uses water pressure to keep its valve
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.
House Hydrant Valve - Leak Proof Hose Bib
There is only one moving part:
a solid stainless steel operating rod
with a high performance Viton O-ring.
When you unplug from the hydrant,
the valve closes in the same direction as water flow,
not against it. The higher the water pressure, the tighter it seals.

Wait, it's always pressurized?

That’s right. The House Hydrant uses water pressure to keep its valve closed.
A stainless steel spring helps keep the valve closed in case of loss of pressure.

How do I use it?

With the Aquor connector attached to your garden hose, simply walk up to the hydrant and plug in.
Water flow starts immediately when you connect, and stops instantly when you disconnect.
After you unplug, the hydrant self-drains automatically to prevent freezing.

Attach to Hose

Securely attach the Aquor connector to any garden hose.

Connect to Hydrant

Align the grooves, then swiftly push and turn clockwise to engage.

Disconnecting

Push the connector forward and turn counter-clockwise to disengage.

Storage

Always disconnect before freezing temperatures.

Why do we use stainless steel?

We use the same high-grade stainless steel alloy
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.

Food grade.

It’s the same alloy used in many kitchen appliances and surgical tools.
Absolutely no lead is used in our manufacturing process.

Better corrosion resistance.

Stainless steel is also a much better insulator.
Less thermal bridging to your plumbing means a significantly
reduced chance of your pipes freezing (and bursting).

Better freeze protection.

Stainless steel is also a much better insulator.
Less thermal bridging to your plumbing means a significantly
reduced chance of your pipes freezing (and bursting).

Resistance to freezing

Stainless Steel
Brass
In fact, stainless steel is about 7x better than brass.
The insulation is so good, you’ll probably never use a foam cover again.

What are Aquor hose connectors made of?

We use a heavy-duty acetal resin called Delrin.®
It’s tough, wear-resistant, crush-proof, and stands up to UV rays.
The resin is self-lubricating, and can withstand hundreds of thousands of cycles.
While rugged, it’s lightweight enough to make carrying hoses easy, and won’t hurt anything (like your shins).

Want to know more?

We love diving into our technology and engineering.
Give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to walk you through more technical aspects of our products.