A local plumber installed Aquor’s House Hydrant V2+ Black Edition on a 1960s remodel located in beautiful Bellevue, Washington.
The owner wanted a new, modern hose bib for his home—the sleek V2+ was an obvious choice.
The house is plumbed with copper, and the V2+, along with other new features, was installed using PEX for easy maintenance.
These additions required adapting copper to PEX.
First, the plumber cut an access hatch in the drywall and turned off the water. Then he disconnected the old hose bib from the 1/2″ copper plumbing.
He removed the old hose bib from the exterior wall.
Next, he marked out the V2+ footprint.
Then he used a 1-1/2″ hole saw to fit the V2+.
With the footprint cut, the plumber test fit the Hydrant, making sure everything was level and the debris cover was placed behind the Hydrant faceplate.
Once the Hydrant and cover were lined up correctly, the plumber secured the Hydrant to the wall with the provided black stainless steel #10 screws.
The home owner and plumber opted for a 4-inch V2+, as it was the best fit based on the home’s siding and wall depth.
For this job, the plumber needed to connect the Hydrant to the copper plumbing through the adjacent stud, so he cut another hole for proper placement.
He made a PEX adaption from the copper pipe to the Hydrant.
To make the connection, he began by threading a 90° PEX expansion to a 1/2″ NPT fitting wrapped with teflon tape.
Then he soldered a 1/2″ PEX expansion fitting to the copper water pipe.
With the two PEX expansion fittings installed—one on the Hydrant end, and one on the copper water pipe end—the plumber completed the connection with a length of PEX, using his expansion fitting tool.
Once the new Hydrant was connected, he waited a few minutes for the fittings to fully settle in before turning the water back on and checking for leaks.
No leaks! It was time to test the Hydrant.
The new Hydrant was good to go, and the drywall hatch was patched.
Instant water access made easy.