Aquor recently installed the V1+ hydrant on a cedar lap siding home in Lynnwood, Washington.
The copper plumbing was easy to access in the garage, making the retrofit install a snap with copper press fittings and a manual press tool. No soldering required!
First, the water was turned off via the shutoff valve in the garage.
Then the water was drained from the line.
The supply line was cut with copper pipe cutters so that the existing hose bib could be removed.
The screws holding the old hose bib were removed, then the hose bib was pulled out.
A 1-1/2″ hole saw was used to enlarge the existing hose bib entry hole for the V1+ Hydrant.
The plastic gray cover was used for a test fit, before installing the final matte black stainless Hydrant cover.
The back end of the Hydrant was screwed off so that the fitting could easily be attached.
Teflon tapped was wrapped around a 1/2″ copper press fitting, before screwing the fitting into the inlet of the Hydrant.
The back end of the Hydrant with the copper fitting attached could then be threaded onto the Hydrant. Hand tight is sufficient.
A 1/2″ x 3/4″ copper press coupling was attached to the existing copper plumbing.
Then a length of new copper piping was cut to size.
The Hydrant was pulled a couple inches out of the wall in order for the matte black cover to be swapped in.
Then the new piece of copper piping was slipped into the two fittings.
Before pressing the fittings securely with the press tool, the Hydrant was screwed into place.
The press tool could then make the connection permanent.
Time to turn on the water and check for leaks. Looking good!
The new V1+ Hydrant is functioning properly, automatically draining and winterizing upon disconnection.
Materials and tools shown in this video:
• AQUOR V1+ Frost-Free Wall Hydrant in Slate Gray
• AQUOR V1+ Matte Black Hydrant Cover
• 1/2″ copper pipe (https://amzn.to/3hOem45)
• 1/2″ copper press fittings (https://amzn.to/3q04JSz)
• 1/2″ x 3/4″ copper fitting (https://amzn.to/38isob8)
• Teflon tape (https://amzn.to/3s1zite)
• Copper pipe cutter (https://amzn.to/3pVcnOb)
• Pipe wrenches (https://amzn.to/3nkYRBK)
• Manual copper press tool (https://amzn.to/3hP2wXj)
• Drill (https://amzn.to/2L9J7o3)
• 1-1/2″ Hole Saw (https://amzn.to/2L0uJPf)
• Philips bit (https://amzn.to/3omZhsN)
• 3/32″ drill bit (https://amzn.to/3opHyAM)
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