The kitchen faucet can be a great source of water for your hose, whether it is for gardening purposes or washing. However, if you have ever tried to connect a hose to your kitchen faucet, you have likely seen that it just does not fit. Luckily, you do not need a ton of fancy equipment and technical know-how to get your garden hose attached to your kitchen faucet. This short and simple-to-follow guide will explain exactly how to attach your garden hose to the kitchen sink in as little as five minutes.
Step 1 - Find a Thread Adapter
A thread adapter is a small device that, on one end, is threaded to fit your kitchen faucet while on the other end, it is threaded to fit your garden hose. Before you go out to purchase one, figure out what kind of faucet you have, if possible. While a lot of faucets have the same sized hole, some do not. The adapter should cost you no more than five to ten dollars and can be found at just about any hardware store.
Step 2 - Break the Fitting
Your faucet should have some sort of fitting underneath where the water comes out. If so, you will need to break this fitting and pull it out. The fitting usually consists of a simple rubber stopper and is often times easy to remove by hand. Sometimes though, on older or more difficult faucets, a pair of pliers may be required to break the fitting.
Step 3 - Secure the Thread Adapter
Carefully screw your thread adapter into your kitchen faucet. Take extra care not to cross-thread or try to force it in. If it is the wrong size, forcing it will only damage the product beyond being able to return it and may damage your faucet, too. Once the thread adapter is in nice and snug and fully screwed in, you may move on to step four.
Step 4 - Attach the Hose
The next thing you will want to do is attach your garden hose to the newly-installed kitchen faucet thread adapter. To do this, simply screw one end of your hose into the adapter while it is on your sink. Again, be careful not to cross thread so as to not cause damage to the thread adapter or your garden hose. Now the simple process is complete and you are ready to use the hose as soon as you turn on the kitchen faucet.
Tip: Keep your receipt for the thread adapter. Until you get home and try using it, you may never know whether or not it will fit your sink and hose. If you keep your receipt, you can usually return the product so you don’t have to pay double when buying another.