How to Hook Up Outdoor Fixtures
There is nothing worse than being left high and dry when it comes to outdoor water fixtures. If you've ever turned on your hose or sprinkler and found that the water isn't coming out, you know the frustration we're talking about.
This blog post will tell you how to turn on the outdoor water supply, so you never have to worry about that again!
Open the Shutoff Valve
First, let's start with the shutoff valve. This is usually located near the outdoor water spigot and is responsible for controlling water flow to your outdoor fixtures. In most cases, the shutoff valve will be in the "off" position when you first move into a new home or apartment. Simply rotate the handle clockwise until it is in the "on" position to turn it on.
Secure Plumbing Connections
Now that the shutoff valve is open, water will begin flowing to your outdoor fixtures. However, there are a few things you should keep an eye on while connecting new fixtures. Make sure all of your plumbing connections are secure and free of leaks. Then, if you have any underground sprinklers or irrigation systems, be sure to check for any leaks or breaks in the system. These can often go undetected and cause major damage to your lawn or garden.
Monitor Water Pressure
Once everything is connected and secure, it's time to turn on the water. But before you do, it's important to monitor the water pressure. If the pressure is too high, it can cause damage to your fixtures or even break them.
To check the water pressure, simply attach a pressure gauge to your outdoor spigot and turn on the water. The gauge will give you a reading of how much pressure is flowing through your system.