How to Lock an Outdoor Faucet

Outdoor faucet handle
What You'll Need
Spigot lock
Faucet guard locks

Locking one’s outdoor faucet is becoming important, as instances of water theft take place every now and then. If you suspect yourself to be a victim of water theft, you can take precautions by locking your outdoor faucet. The process of locking your outdoor faucet is very simple and it requires only a simple lock you can buy at any hardware store.

Step 1 - Choose the Lock

You should choose the lock that meets your requirements as these spigot and faucet guard locks come in a lot of sizes and materials. So you must see to it that you buy the right lock.

Step 2 - Install the Lock

Spigot Locks - Open the pack. The coupling needs to be twisted over the spigot with the hand. See to it that the revolving tang is on the opposite side of the spigot and is in a position where it can rotate freely. Keeping the locking equipment away from the spigot, keep the sleeve on top of the coupling. Connect the lock.

Faucet Guard Locks - Faucet guards are steel covers that go over your entire outdoor faucet. The steel base needs to be drilled into the side of your house. The matching steel cover will go over the base and comes with a separate lock that locks the two together.