How to attach a garden hose to a kitchen sink

Updated February 21, 2017

If you have a number of indoor plants to water, or need a quick way to get water from one place to another in your home, a garden hose will definitely come in handy. However, if you are without an outdoor garden hose spigot, do not fret. All you need to do is attach your garden hose to your kitchen sink.

Unscrew the sink faucet nozzle. When you do this, you can see the spiralled ribbing on the faucet. You will then be able to attach the faucet adaptor. To be sure you do not lose any pieces inside of the faucet nozzle, place a towel or cloth on top of the drain. That will catch anything that falls from the faucet. There are two types of adaptors: one changes the nozzle aerator into a garden hose thread, allowing you to hook up your garden hose. This is the adaptor you need. The other adaptor is underneath your sink and actually connects to your refrigerator so that it can make ice and store water.

Screw the faucet adaptor onto the faucet, and make it as tight as possible. The tighter it is attached, the less likely a leak will occur.

Attach the tip of the hose to the faucet adaptor. Double-check that the gasket is in the tip of the hose before attaching it so you can ensure there will be no leaks.

Turn the water on low to make sure it does not seep out. If there are no leaks, go ahead and turn it on as high as you need it. Wait a few seconds for the water to reach the end of the hose before trying to spray it.

Things You'll Need

  • Faucet adaptor
  • Hose
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