Aquor® House Hydrant V2+ Matte Black
Our V2+ hydrant, now in matte black.
Matte Black Titanium Finish
Instant, Leak-Free Connections
Marine-Grade Stainless Steel
Sub-Zero Freeze Protection
Integrated Backflow Protection
Select a hydrant size based on your wall depth and plumbing configuration. If you’re unsure, consult a plumber or contact Aquor Technical Support.
NOTE: TITANIUM EDITION AVAILABLE IN LIMITED SIZES ONLY
|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)|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does the titanium coating require any special care?
The black titanium coating should last the lifetime of the hydrant.
We highly recommend taking special care when installing the hydrant to prevent scratching the face or mounting screws. Just like PVD coated watches and kitchen appliances, it is possible to scratch or gouge the finish. Compared to paint or powder-coating, PVD finishes are much more durable but only 2 microns thick. Clean the hydrant with a microfiber towel, and don’t use bleach or scouring pads. Our warranty will not cover cosmetic damage or wear-and-tear on the finish (unless it is defective from production), but we do expect it to look good for a very long time.
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 applies to all atmospheric vacuum breaker hydrants. For more information, refer to the ASSE standards guide.
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.
We have designed the system to protect your home’s plumbing as best as possible, even if not disconnected. And the robust O-ring system ensures it will not leak for many years.
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. 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.