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chipchop
Y connector for outside spigots

I have 2 outside spigots in my garage. One is hot and the other is cold. Nobody seems to know what I need to connect the spigots to my garden hose so I can get a mixture of hot and cold.

I needc a Y connector. I saw an upside down V connector but how do I find what I need to get warm water from two separate spigots. The spigots are right next to each other. Thanks.

A. Spruce
Re: Y connector for outside spigots

I don't think there is any "adapter" made for this, which means coming up with something on your own. I would fashion something out of PVC because it's the easiest and cheapest to work with. you can get male and female hose connectors for it, so get creative and build one.

This is all you'll need:

2- female hose ends
1 male hose end
2 elbows
1 Tee
a couple feet of PVC pipe
glue
hacksaw/PVC cutter

You could also use brass fittings and vinyl tubing and hose clamps. Just depends on what you're trying to accomplish.

Fencepost
Re: Y connector for outside spigots

I have one I got over 10 years ago from my local hardware store. I think I found it next to the washing machine hoses.

Here's one:
http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51-599-misc-washer-access/y-washing-machine-mixer-hose-608323.aspx

Here's another:
http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com/ace-washing-machine-y-mixer-hose-p-31289.html?ref=42

peterbouchard
Re: Y connector for outside spigots

Yep... Fencepost is correct. You can purchase these. I have one I just purchased a couple of weeks ago and found it at Home Depot next to the washer hoses.

MSSP
Re: Y connector for outside spigots
ZZZ wrote:

Make sure you have a check valve in each line before the wye. Otherwise you will have water flow between the hot and cold.

How would this happen?

MSSP
Re: Y connector for outside spigots
chipchop wrote:

I have 2 outside spigots in my garage. One is hot and the other is cold. Nobody seems to know what I need to connect the spigots to my garden hose so I can get a mixture of hot and cold.

I needc a Y connector. I saw an upside down V connector but how do I find what I need to get warm water from two separate spigots. The spigots are right next to each other. Thanks.

These are pretty cool to use!!!

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