Is it possible to connect a garden hose to a shower hose?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Fiona Reid, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Fiona Reid

    Fiona Reid Guest

    Can anyone suggest a method for connecting a garden hose to
    a shower hose?

    I have traditional style mixer taps with a shower hose attached
    see - http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts=68113&id=15524
    and I would like to connect a garden hose either to the shower output
    part of the tap or to the shower hose itself.

    Can anyone suggest the fittings to use? - the standard fittings
    in the shed garden centres don't seem to do the job.

    Many thanks.

    Fiona
    Fiona Reid, Dec 1, 2003
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  2. Fiona Reid

    Bob Mannix Guest

    "Fiona Reid" <> wrote in message
    news:DcDyb.16213$...
    > Can anyone suggest a method for connecting a garden hose to
    > a shower hose?
    >
    > I have traditional style mixer taps with a shower hose attached
    > see - http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts=68113&id=15524
    > and I would like to connect a garden hose either to the shower output
    > part of the tap or to the shower hose itself.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest the fittings to use? - the standard fittings
    > in the shed garden centres don't seem to do the job.
    >



    There aren't fittings that will do the job, unfortunately. You might be able
    to get a threaded (male) fitting, the same as the end of the shower head
    that fits on the shower hose, that will fit on 15mm pipe (solder or
    compression fitting). If you could get the 15mm pipe down the end of a bit
    of hose that would give you a converter.

    =========[]======]]]]]]]]]]]]{}]]]]]]]]]]

    Shower 15mm hose coupler hose
    hose pipe


    The short length of hose with a standard hose connector one end and the 15mm
    pipe (with threaded fitting on the end) at the other would be your
    converter, leaving the normal hose untouched.

    That's how I would do it but you may have been contemplating rather less
    work!


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    Bob Mannix
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    Bob Mannix, Dec 1, 2003
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  3. Fiona Reid

    Roger Mills Guest

    "Fiona Reid" <> wrote in message
    news:DcDyb.16213$...
    > Can anyone suggest a method for connecting a garden hose to
    > a shower hose?
    >
    > I have traditional style mixer taps with a shower hose attached
    > see - http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts=68113&id=15524
    > and I would like to connect a garden hose either to the shower output
    > part of the tap or to the shower hose itself.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest the fittings to use? - the standard fittings
    > in the shed garden centres don't seem to do the job.
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    > Fiona
    >
    >


    Not really a problem. A standard shower hose uses 1/2" BSP threads. A
    standard outside tap - to which you would normally attach a garden hose -
    has 3/4" BSP threads on its output - but some have 5/8" BSP or even 1/2" BSP
    threads.

    If you buy a hose/tap connector (Hozelock, Gardena or whatever) from a
    hardware shop or garden centre, it will be designed to screw onto a 3/4"
    tap. BUT it will probably also be provided with 5/8" and 1/2" adaptors. If
    you can get one with a 1/2" adaptor, this will screw straight onto your
    shower fitting in place of the existing shower hose. [If it doesn't come
    with an adaptor, you will need to buy a brass 3/4"BSP to 1/2"BSP reducer
    from a plumbers merchant - but you may have more difficulty getting it to
    seal on the shower fitting because it won't have rubber washers like the
    plastic adaptor would.

    Incidentally, the mind boggles as to why you want to extend your shower into
    the garden!

    Roger
    Roger Mills, Dec 1, 2003
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  4. Fiona Reid

    TimM Guest

    "Christian McArdle" <> wrote in message
    news:3fcb268e$0$13351$...
    > > Incidentally, the mind boggles as to why you want to extend your shower
    > > into the garden!

    >
    > I was thinking of having an outside hot tap myself. Very useful with a

    hose
    > for washing the car or filling a paddling pool.
    >
    > Christian.
    >
    >

    Or bathing the dog.
    TimM, Dec 1, 2003
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  5. Fiona Reid

    Roger Mills Guest

    "TimM" <> wrote in message
    news:URFyb.2805$...
    >
    > "Christian McArdle" <> wrote in message
    > news:3fcb268e$0$13351$...
    > > > Incidentally, the mind boggles as to why you want to extend your

    shower
    > > > into the garden!

    > >
    > > I was thinking of having an outside hot tap myself. Very useful with a

    > hose
    > > for washing the car or filling a paddling pool.
    > >
    > > Christian.
    > >
    > >

    > Or bathing the dog.
    >
    >


    Sorry, I didn't think of any of those uses - I assumed that the OP wanted to
    make an exhibition of herself <g>.

    Roger
    Roger Mills, Dec 1, 2003
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    N. Thornton Guest

    "TimM" <> wrote in message news:<URFyb.2805$>...
    > "Christian McArdle" <> wrote in message
    > news:3fcb268e$0$13351$...
    > > > Incidentally, the mind boggles as to why you want to extend your shower
    > > > into the garden!


    I'm not sure but isnt this a recipe for trouble? Your cold usually
    comes through at higher pressure than hot, and with a relatively high
    impedance long hose on the end the cold is liable to flow back up the
    hot supply pipe, resulting in backward water flow thru the hot system,
    and hopefully appearing at the overflow. If youre less fortunate,
    appearing on the downstairs ceiling.


    Regards, NT
    N. Thornton, Dec 1, 2003
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  7. "Roger Mills" <news@spam_me_not37.fslife.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:bqf5mn$63q$...
    >
    > "Fiona Reid" <> wrote in message
    > news:DcDyb.16213$...
    > > Can anyone suggest a method for connecting a garden hose to
    > > a shower hose?
    > >
    > > I have traditional style mixer taps with a shower hose attached
    > > see - http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts=68113&id=15524
    > > and I would like to connect a garden hose either to the shower output
    > > part of the tap or to the shower hose itself.
    > >
    > > Can anyone suggest the fittings to use? - the standard fittings
    > > in the shed garden centres don't seem to do the job.
    > >
    > > Many thanks.
    > >
    > > Fiona
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Not really a problem. A standard shower hose uses 1/2" BSP threads. A
    > standard outside tap - to which you would normally attach a garden hose -
    > has 3/4" BSP threads on its output - but some have 5/8" BSP or even 1/2"

    BSP
    > threads.
    >
    > If you buy a hose/tap connector (Hozelock, Gardena or whatever) from a
    > hardware shop or garden centre, it will be designed to screw onto a 3/4"
    > tap. BUT it will probably also be provided with 5/8" and 1/2" adaptors. If
    > you can get one with a 1/2" adaptor, this will screw straight onto your
    > shower fitting in place of the existing shower hose. [If it doesn't come
    > with an adaptor, you will need to buy a brass 3/4"BSP to 1/2"BSP reducer
    > from a plumbers merchant - but you may have more difficulty getting it to
    > seal on the shower fitting because it won't have rubber washers like the
    > plastic adaptor would.
    >
    > Incidentally, the mind boggles as to why you want to extend your shower

    into
    > the garden!


    Hmmm....this might be a workable alternative to clamping a hose connector to
    one of the bath taps when we fill up one of our waterbeds.
    Power shower pump tends to blow the connector off now and then.

    Cheers
    Dave R
    David W.E. Roberts, Dec 1, 2003
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  8. Fiona Reid

    Fiona Reid Guest

    "Fiona Reid" <> wrote in message
    news:DcDyb.16213$...
    > Can anyone suggest a method for connecting a garden hose to
    > a shower hose?
    >
    > I have traditional style mixer taps with a shower hose attached
    > see - http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts=68113&id=15524
    > and I would like to connect a garden hose either to the shower output
    > part of the tap or to the shower hose itself.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest the fittings to use? - the standard fittings
    > in the shed garden centres don't seem to do the job.
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    > Fiona
    >


    Thanks for all the responses, I'd never thought about taking a shower
    outside before... ;)

    Actually I'm planning to use the hose to wash the car - the bathroom
    is the most logical place to connect the hose (it's closest to the
    front door) and if the adaptor leaks/comes off the water will land in
    the bath. I have a combi boiler so the hot water is coming via
    the mains supply. I will most likely only use the hose with cold
    water (mains pressure) and connect it to a shower hose via a
    flow-return valve so that should avoid water going back through
    the hot water pipes (hopefully).

    My car will be happy now that it can finally have more than one
    bath a year...

    Fiona
    Fiona Reid, Dec 1, 2003
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  9. Fiona Reid

    PoP Guest

    On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:17:56 GMT, "Fiona Reid"
    <> wrote:

    >My car will be happy now that it can finally have more than one
    >bath a year...


    If you traded it in for a SmartCar you'd be able to take it in the
    shower with you! ;)

    PoP
    PoP, Dec 1, 2003
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  10. On 01 Dec 2003, PoP wrote
    > On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:17:56 GMT, "Fiona Reid"
    ><> wrote:


    >> My car will be happy now that it can finally have more than one
    >> bath a year...


    > If you traded it in for a SmartCar you'd be able to take it in the
    > shower with you! ;)


    Just make sure you protect the back of it...you don't want to get rust
    on yer wind-up key, y'know...

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    Harvey

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    Harvey Van Sickle, Dec 1, 2003
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  11. Fiona Reid

    Best Buy Waterbeds

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    Yes, this is what you need try aquaglowwaterbeds.co.uk/waterbed-products/easyfill-shower-hose-adapter-209_241_1725.php
    Tony
    Best Buy Waterbeds, Apr 29, 2011
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