Drew of Ox In The Shop YouTube channel and blog installed three Aquor Water Systems V1+ Hydrants for top-of-the-line outdoor water access on his new Taylorsville, Georgia home.
Drew used PEX plumbing to connect the Hydrants for an easy DIY project!
To start off, Drew created a square Hydrant mounting block from a concrete piece of trim.
He used a 1 1/2″ hole saw to drill a hole for the Hydrant in the center of the concrete mounting block.
Drew lined the mounting block up where he wanted to locate the first Hydrant, then used the hole saw to drill through the siding.
He chose a spot where he could screw the Hydrant into a 2×4, providing a secure install.
He used the template sticker for reference while predrilling the mounting block for the screws.
Drew removed the sticker then placed the Hydrant cover behind the faceplate before lining the new hose bib up with the mounting block.
He secured the top screw first, checking to make sure everything was level, before screwing in the remaining two.
Once the Hydrant was attached to the exterior of the home, Drew turned off the water in preparation for connecting the new hose bib to the plumbing.
He fastened a SharkBite fitting wrapped with teflon tape to the end of the Hydrant, using channel locks to tighten, then pushed the PEX tubing into the fitting to connect.
Drew turned the water back on, then tested the new Hydrant out.
“My name is Drew Oxford and I am the woodworker. It started with a simple project at a neighbor’s house and I was hooked. I have always loved making things with my hands and woodworking became a great interest of mine. I am self-taught, but give credit of my woodworking knowledge to many of my fellow woodworkers that I watch on YouTube. I love learning and trying new things, and especially enjoy a challenge.”