The House Hydrant was adapted from a patented marine deck wash outlet that was first developed in 1999. On boats, features like the flush-mounted faceplate and twist-lock connection were especially important to prevent injuries and water leaks. The deck wash valve has been installed in over 100,000 marine vessels worldwide since then, from wooden sailboats to 150 foot mega-yachts.
As the deck wash outlet grew in popularity, we realized just how reliable the twist-lock connection was. It could withstand harsh saltwater conditions and frequent use for years with nearly zero maintenance, while still being easier to use than a standard threaded hose connection.
In 2014, we began adapting the outlet for use on homes. Our goal was to create the ultimate “no-compromise” hose bib; one that was easier to use, more durable, more eco-friendly, and better looking than anything on the market.
Key design elements such as the stainless steel body and flush-mount design were transferred over from the marine version, and features such as freeze protection and automatic drainage were added for homes. After consulting with dozens of plumbers, homebuilders, and engineers, we’ve managed to create a water access point that performs unlike any other.