Aquor® Universal Outlet
House Hydrant V1
The V1 is our original hydrant. With a round entry hole and small footprint, it’s perfect for most residential retrofits. Can be configured as an inlet in some situations.
Ideal for most remodels, retrofit, or universal application. New construction requires a vacuum breaker added to hose.
House Hydrant V1+
The V1+ kit uses the same hydrant as the V1, but with a vacuum breaker added into the hose connector. This connector prevents backflow and cannot be modified to use as intake. This allows the hydrant to meet new plumbing code requirements, without any modifications or additions.
Ideal for any new construction or retrofit.
House Hydrant V2
The V2 has a vacuum breaker integrated directly into the faceplate. Any Aquor connector can be used while still meeting new plumbing code. Provides the highest level of backflow protection. Cannot be modified as an intake.
Ideal for any new construction.
The Ground Hydrant has a special drainage valve that allows it to be installed vertically. It can be buried or installed into garden boxes or decks. It can be recessed, flush with the ground, or waist high. Bury the drainage port below the frost line for exceptional freeze protection.
Ideal for any new construction, remodel, or general use.
The Universal Outlet (and Marine Deckwash) can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. A black, impact-resistant swivel cover is used. The outlet installs flush against the mounting surface.
Can be modified to use as an intake.
Ideal for any general application, DIY project, deck, camper, marine, RV, and more.
|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)|
Does the Universal Outlet require installation?
Yes, it’s a flush-mounted outlet that sits within the wall, floor, or other surface you are installing into.
Simply thread in any universal 1/2″ NPT fitting, depending on your type of plumbing (copper, PEX, or other). For the quickest and easiest installation, we recommend installing with PEX tubing. The optional elbow inlet can be positioned in any direction while keeping a watertight seal.
Can I install the outlet vertically?
Yes! The outlet can be installed vertically or horizontally. Even upside-down, if you’d like. We use a heavy-duty swivel cover for this outlet that can be stepped on.
Keep in mind that if it’s vertically mounted, it will not self-drain like our House Hydrants. This isn’t an issue in most applications this outlet is used for, but if there’s a possibility of freezing then you’ll want to drain the valve.
How much clearance do I need for installation?
You’ll want at least 4.5″ to allow room for a plumbing fitting to be threaded in. With our optional 90° elbow inlet, only 3.5″ of clearance is needed. It replaces the back half of the outlet, and can be positioned in any direction.
What else do I need for installation?
You will need a 1.5″ hole saw, a 1/2″ NPT male-threaded plumbing adapter, teflon tape, and a philips screwdriver.
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.
Will it provide freeze protection?
It will provide moderate freeze protection due to the recessed valve and stainless body. Also note that if you install vertically, a small bit of water remains in the outlet. If used in freezing temperatures, you should drain or wipe out the remaining water to prevent ice from forming.