Aquor® House Hydrant V1+ Matte Black
Connect garden hoses effortlessly, without threading on every time. Plugging into the hydrant starts water flow instantly. The unique pressurized valve design and twin Viton® O-rings ensure a leak-free connection, every time.
Hydrant automatically winterizes when you unplug. Stainless steel allows significantly less heat loss than traditional brass frost-free sillcocks. Tested to -30° F. No foam covers needed, ever.
The hydrant body and internals are vacuum-cast 316L stainless steel. This is the same low-carbon alloy we have been using on our marine products for decades.
Code-approved vacuum breaker in hose connector. CSA and ASSE approved for all 50 states and Canada. A vacuum-breaker prevents reverse flow of liquid without reduction in flow.
Absolutely no lead is used in our products. Non-toxic, eco-friendly stainless steel and polymers. Brass fixtures are still legally allowed to contain up to .25% lead content.
Hydrant protrudes just 15mm from the wall surface. Improve safety, eliminate snagging hazards, and minimize damage risk. Ideal for walkways, narrow spaces, and areas with pets or children.
The matte black finish is a heavy-duty fluorocarbon paint coating. It’s designed for applications that will see extended UV exposure. We inspect and test to ASTM finish requirements: the binding force of the organic coating is tested to ASTM D3359, and the abrasion resistance is tested to ASTM D968. From our testing, we expect it to look great for many years. Although it’s durable, be aware that deep gouges could reveal the steel beneath.
Includes premium stainless steel hydrant cover and wedge, finished in the same matte black. Furnished with matching #10 stainless steel screws to complete the look. CN-VB1-BLK vacuum-breaker hose connector is also included, approved by CSA and ASSE.
RECOMMENDED HOSE CONNECTORS
Select a hydrant size based on your wall depth and plumbing configuration. If you’re unsure, consult a plumber or contact Aquor Technical Support.
|Outlet||3/4” Garden Hose Thread|
|Operating Temperature||0° – 140° F|
|Operating Water Pressure||25 – 125 PSI|
|Flow rate||6.8 GPM @ 52 PSI|
|Plumbing Compatibility||All (PEX recommended)|
|Hydrant Material||316L Stainless Steel|
|Connector Material||Acetal Resin|
|Cover Material||ASA Polymer|
|O-Ring Material||Fluorocarbon Rubber|
|Warranty||10YR stainless, 5YR polymers|
|Certification||ASSE 1019A, CSA B125|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does the hydrant require installation?
Yes, the Aquor House Hydrant is a complete in-wall faucet system.
The installation process is very similar to that of a conventional in-wall outdoor faucet. A typical installation takes less than an hour per hydrant. The House Hydrant can be attached to any type of water supply line. Simply thread in any universal 1/2″ NPT adapter, depending on your type of plumbing (copper, PEX, CPVC, or other). For the quickest and easiest installation, we recommend using the House Hydrant with PEX tubing. With copper plumbing, the House Hydrant’s two-piece design allows for easier and safer soldering than a standard sillcock.
Can I install the outlet vertically?
This hydrant is designed to be mounted horizontally only. The 5° wedge on the debris cover backplate angles the hydrant slightly, allowing it to self-drain.
If mounted vertically, the hydrant would not be able to drain. See our Marine Deckwash or Universal Outlet for mild-climate vertical applications, or the Ground Hydrant for a freezeproof vertical option.
Can I leave it connected year-round?
The code requirement is that this ASSE 1019 device shall not be subjected to more than 12 hours of continuous pressure – this rule applies to all atmospheric vacuum breaker hydrants. The reasoning is to prevent hose bibbs from being used as “permanent” irrigation connections. Most sillcocks do not have a visual indicator that the water is running if a hose is connected, and could be left unattended. To use them as a permanent connection, it’s recommended to add a pressure bleed valve, so that it is obvious if the vacuum breaker were to fail while water was running. With Aquor, if a hose is connected, you know that water is running. For more information, refer to the ASSE standards guide.
If you plan to use it as a continuous connection for extended periods of time, to comply with backflow requirements you may add an ASSE 1013, 1020, or 1056 device.
The House Hydrant system should be left disconnected when not in use. Disconnecting allows the hydrant to self-drain. Without draining, the House Hydrant cannot offer freeze protection.
What else do I need for installation?
You will need a 1.5″ hole saw (or cutting multi-tool), a 1/2″ NPT male-threaded plumbing adapter, teflon tape, and a philips screwdriver.
Will it provide freeze protection?
Yes, the House Hydrant provides excellent freeze protection. The inner valve stops water flow in the heated portion of your wall. The debris cover has a wedge backplate that keeps the hydrant angled slightly downward – when you unplug, gravity allows the water in the valve to drain. The stainless steel body provides significantly better insulation than a traditional brass frost-free sillcock. We have tested the hydrant to temperatures of -30° F without issues. Many customers have reported much colder temperatures. As long as the hydrant is unplugged and the inside of your home stays above freezing, you will not need to use any additional protection (such as foam insulation covers). No hassles, no worries.
How does the outlet work?
It’s a quick coupler system that engages under full pressure. With the Aquor hose connector attached to your garden hose, you simply push and twist into the outlet. The plunger-valve opens and water begins flowing instantly. There is no screw and flat rubber washer like a traditional brass valve. Viton® O-rings seal tighter under pressure for a reliable water-tight seal, every time. The reliable valve design is designed for decades of zero-maintenance, drip-free use.
Is the hose connector “plastic”? Will it break if I tug on it?
Our material choices are based on 15+ years of experience designing valves for marine applications. Aquor hose connectors are made from acetal resin, a heavy-duty commercial polymer. They can be used daily for years, are nearly crush-proof, and can withstand extremely high water pressures. Traditional brass hose bibs are certified to 100 lbs of lateral bending force. Our straight hose connector has been tested to 200+ lbs without breaking. If you are concerned about impact while connected, consider our Angled Hose Connector or Removable Faucet instead.
How do I attach accessories such as vacuum breakers, timers, or splitters?
Any accessory with a standard 3/4″ hose fitting can be attached directly to the Aquor connector, like you would to the end of a standard outdoor faucet.
Y-splitters, water timers, vacuum breakers, and other accessories all work great with the Aquor system. Use multiple Aquor connectors to quickly swap accessories out without needing to unscrew them.
Does Aquor offer a warranty?
We stand behind every product we make and sell.
Our mission is to manufacture the highest-quality water connectors possible, and our products are engineered to last years of frequent use. Aquor offers a 10 year warranty on all stainless steel products, and 5 years on all polymer products.
If you’re not satisfied with your products for any reason, we’ll make it right.