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Aquor Frost-Free House Hydrant Overview:
The Aquor House Hydrant is a revolutionary faucet system that makes access to your water easy and enjoyable. Aquor’s patented twist-lock design automatically turns the water on as soon as the connector is inserted. Stop wasting your time at the tap, and enjoy instant water access in less than a second.
- Garden hoses connect with a simple twist
- Water turns on/off automatically when connected
- Reliable, leak-proof design
- Freeze-proof to -30° F
- Food-grade, lead-free stainless steel construction
JUST PUSH AND TURN TO CONNECT
Connect garden hoses in less than a second. All it takes is a simple push and turn to engage the Aquor House Hydrant. Three grooves guide the connector into the right position, so it can be inserted blindly in any direction. Forget the hassle of scraping your knees and knuckles trying to thread on garden hoses - with Aquor, you can plug into your water outlet instantly.
WATER AUTOMATICALLY TURNS ON
Instant water access. As soon as you insert the Aquor connector, water begins flowing. The patented bayonet-lock design and high-performance Viton® O-rings provide a watertight connection, every time.
UNPLUG AND WALK AWAY
Water automatically turns off. No more pesky and wasteful leaks; the hydrant uses water pressure to keep the valve closed, guaranteeing a drip-free outlet. It'll never freeze, either. Stainless steel provides significantly less heat loss than typical brass hose bibs, so the hydrant does not need to be covered any further, even when temperatures reach -30° F.
A PERMANENT FIX
Quality craftsmanship. Aquor House Hydrants install exactly like conventional faucets, and are designed to last the lifetime of the home. High-performance copolymer connectors and DuPont Viton® O-rings are rated for 10+ years, and replacements can be performed in minutes. The House Hydrant is the only outdoor faucet in the world that installs like a typical sillcock, but can be cleaned, maintained, or replaced in minutes if needed from the exterior of the home.
MATCH YOUR HOME & STYLE
No more protruding hose bibs. Add a modern touch to your home’s style. The UV-resistant debris cover neatly hides the polished stainless steel faceplate when not in use. When open, a smooth friction hinge holds the cover in any position. Choose from Aquor Blue or Slate Gray (we will contact you after the campaign is over for your color selection, stretch goals may include more colors).
NOT READY TO INSTALL?
Try our Hose Adapter instead! If you're not ready to replace your outdoor faucet, our Hose Adapter allows you to try the ease and convenience of Aquor right out of the box. Pair with one of our super lightweight and flexible WaterRight hoses for maximum ease of use.
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The Aquor Hose Adapter turns any hose end or existing tap into an Aquor quick connect outlet. Easily connect nozzles, sprinklers, or accessories in seconds, even under full water pressure. Hot-swap between them without returning to the tap to turn water on and off. Easily chain together garden hoses to make longer ones.
INSTANT WATER-STOP VALVE
No more trips to the tap. Now you can hot-swap nozzles, hoses, and accessories under full pressure, without turning the water off in between.
Join hoses together in seconds. Stop lugging around long, heavy garden hoses if you're not going far. Whenever you need a longer hose, simply add on another in seconds.
Easily create quick connect outlets. Attach it to the end of a hose, or directly to your existing tap. Use the connectors to quickly swap between hoses, nozzles, or sprinklers.
Bring it inside, it won't leak. Stop waiting to drain your garden hose before bringing it inside. With Aquor, water stops as soon as you unplug.
Made to last. Built with the same food-grade, lead-free stainless steel as our House Hydrants, Aquor Hose Adapters are designed to withstand many years of use.
It's the best garden hose you've ever used. As a Kickstarter exclusive, we're bundling these ultralight yet extremely durable 25 foot WaterRight garden hoses. Easy to use, easy to carry, and made to last - they're the perfect sidekick to Aquor House Hydrants and Hose Adapters. Their light weight and flexibility make them exceptionally easy to engage with the Aquor twist-lock connection.
SUPER LIGHT, SUPER CONVENIENT
Each hose weighs just over 2 pounds. Quit lugging around heavy reels of garden hose, and easily carry around just the length you need. With Aquor, you can effortlessly connect additional hoses on the go, even under full water pressure. The special polyurethane composite is what allows these hoses to be so slim and light, yet durable.
SOFT, FLEXIBLE, & EFFORTLESS
High-performance polyether-based polyurethane. Designed for long-term water use, these hoses outclass even the most expensive vinyl or premium rubber garden hoses available at big hardware stores. Made from top-quality materials from Bayer Material Sciences, they're 100% free from toxic chemicals such as lead, BPA and phthalates often found in other hoses. Soft and flexible in all weather conditions, from extreme heat to freezing cold.
NO KINKS, NO LEAKY CONNECTIONS
A true zero-hassle hose. Specially engineered strain reliefs on both hose ends to prevent hose kink at the hydrant or nozzle end of the hose. Solid machined brass fittings are chrome-plated for durability, and allow for superior leak-free seals.
No more boring garden tools. From the premium chrome fittings to the handsome polyurethane tubing, this is a designer garden hose you won't want to stop using.
NOTE: The Kickstarter exclusive WaterRight garden hoses will come in a beautiful Graphite Gray color. Designed to look great with both our blue and gray House Hydrants and Connectors. Hose examples pictured above are olive green. Graphite below:
Aquor Water Systems was created with a vision to re-invent the way people access their water.
Our most precious resource, fresh water, is becoming increasingly scarce. With unprecedented droughts occurring worldwide, regions such as California are scrambling to enact emergency water conservation laws to protect their dwindling supply.
While plumbing has vastly improved over the last few decades with the adoption of plastic-based tubing, the most common source of leaks (the outdoor tap) has remained unchanged for over 100 years. We set out to create a device that was not only more efficient, but also easier to use and more durable too.
How was it invented?
Originally designed for marine vessels, the Aquor House Hydrant was adapted from a patented deck wash outlet on boats. After seeing the outlet in operation on vessels worldwide from sailboats to superyachts for years, we knew it was a reliable, proven product that could withstand the harsh environments of fresh and saltwater. There are currently tens of thousands of these outlets in use, without a single reported failure or leak to date.
We've been working nonstop for the last year on engineering the outlet for homes. Many of the design features, such as the flush-mount faceplate and stainless steel body, were originally implemented out of necessity for the marine world. After consulting with dozens of plumbers, homebuilders, and engineers, we've transferred over the best elements and perfected a water access point that performs unlike any other.
How does it work?
The beauty of Aquor is simplicity. When inserted, the connector pushes a stainless steel rod that opens the valve at the rear of the hydrant. There are no screws or moving parts that will wear out like in conventional spigots, just a single valve that is held closed via water pressure. And unlike typical sillcocks, any internal part or O-ring can be cleaned or replaced in seconds from the exterior of the home. In the event of a loss of water pressure, the stainless steel spring prevents backflow by keeping the valve closed.
How will it save water?
Conventional hose bibs have multiple points of failure, all of which gradually wear out over time and begin leaking. The Aquor House Hydrant uses water pressure to stay closed, ensuring a leak-proof seal every time.
After consulting with plumbers, we've learned that many homeowners don't want to go through the effort of replacing their leaking outdoor faucet, because they expect the new one to start leaking again after a short while. With Aquor, you'll be leak-proof for life. The entire system can be cleaned or repaired in minutes, from the exterior of the home.
In their recent Smarter Planet report on water, IBM revealed that our rate of water usage is increasing at twice the rate of population growth in the last century. An average of 700 water main breaks occur every single day, in just the United States alone. And a leaking outdoor tap that drips just once per second wastes 2,700 gallons of water per year. America needs to change the way we transport and access our most precious resource. With Aquor, we have an easy and effective way to eliminate the most common source of leaks in our homes today.
Where are Aquor products designed and made?
All Aquor products are designed and engineered in Seattle, Washington.
Aquor manufactures its products at our family-owned and operated factory in Fujian Zhangzhou, Southern China. Having control of the entire manufacturing process, from design to delivery, allows us to offer unparalleled quality and attention to detail without the prohibitive costs. Our team has decades of combined experience in stainless steel vacuum casting. With a complete equipment upgrade in 2011, our state of the art vacuum casting machines produce stainless steel hydrants so beautiful you won't want to hide them inside your walls.
How do I contact Aquor?
We want to hear from you! If you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions, feel free to reach to explore our website and reach out to us at www.aquorwatersystems.com. For press/media inquiries, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We realize that not everyone owns a home, or is ready to replace their hose bib right now.
If you believe in our vision of a leak-free world, please consider sharing our Kickstarter campaign with your friends, family, or favorite homebuilder.
We chose Kickstarter as our pre-order campaign platform because they make things easy, convenient, and fast - just like Aquor.
To pre-order Aquor products:
1. Select your Aquor package. The bundles (shown below) feature different quantities of House Hydrants, Hose Adapters, and garden hoses depending on your needs. Hydrants replace your existing faucet, while Hose Adapters simply screw on to your garden hose or existing tap.
2. Click "Select This Reward" from sidebar. On the right side, you'll see the bundles and required pledge amounts for each. After selecting your shipping destination, click Continue to Next Step. If you'd like extra connectors, just manually add $10 for each one you'd like to your pledge.
3. Create your Kickstarter account. It only takes a few seconds, and will allow you to track your order status, receive production updates from us, and post questions.
4. Submit your order. Enter your payment details, and you're all set! You'll receive an email confirmation shortly after. If you ordered a House Hydrant, we'll ask for your color and size selections directly prior to shipping.
5. Share! The more funding our Kickstarter campaign gets, the better our products will get. Stretch goals will include more color options, and more information about our upcoming products (we have a few secret projects in the works).
We will contact you for your color and size selections if the Kickstarter campaign is successfully funded on 6/22, right before shipping. Please note that hydrant sizing refers to stem length; at least 2" of additional clearance is needed to fit the rear housing and your water supply line. Please consult a plumber if you are unsure about what size will fit your home. Connectors are universal and will work with any Aquor hydrant or hose adapter. See below for installation tips.
The Aquor House Hydrant follows the exact same installation process as any conventional sillcock, and can be installed by any plumber or experienced DIYer. There are many detailed how-to guides available on the web, and each House Hydrant will come with an installation guide as well. We are currently working on an in-depth installation video that will be posted online. If you own an older home, the unfortunate reality is that many were built without an easy way to access the rear of your existing hose bib, and may require slightly more effort. Fortunately, in many cases it's not as big of a hassle as it may seem. Removing the existing bib, enlarging the hole, and then using a hose bib mounting block (available in many styles at any hardware store) will provide permanent access to the water supply line, while still keeping a pleasing aesthetic. Please consult a plumber if you are unsure about any step of the process. Plumber rates vary nationwide, but from our research most hose bib replacements run about $125-250 for labor.
The good news is, you'll be applying a lifetime fix to your faucet troubles - rather than just replacing with one that will start leaking again in a few years.
The Aquor House Hydrant is the only outdoor faucet on the market that is easily user-serviceable. Conventional sillcock designs cannot be easily repaired or maintained from the exterior of the home, and usually must be completely replaced after excessive wear or hard water buildup.
Every part inside the House Hydrant can be accessed in seconds from the exterior of the home. Unlike typical spigots, a screw isn't used to form the watertight seal -- water pressure itself holds the House Hydrant closed. The DuPont Viton® O-ring seals have been tested to last 10+ years, are commonly available, and can be swapped without a plumber when necessary. The stainless steel internal rod can be quickly removed to clean out hard water buildup inside the faucet, a feature unique to the House Hydrant.
Risks and challenges
We've spent years engineering a product that meets the highest standards of convenience, durability, and efficiency. Our team has extensive manufacturing and operational experience, and has been producing a similar design of outlet for marine vessels for years.
Sometimes Kickstarter campaigns can wildly exceed expectations. Our current manufacturing capacity is 10,000 units per month, and we have space in our factory to scale up as needed. If things get really crazy, we may have to stagger shipments. Port closures and freight delays are an unavoidable possibility, but aren't limited to our product or industry.
If anything does come up, we will be sure to notify our backers promptly and work quickly to resolve any issues.
Feel free to reach out to us personally anytime with ideas or questions: email@example.com
Any pledge amount helps us get closer to our goal of eliminating leaks worldwide by making Aquor the new standard. Please click the "Back This Project" link at the top of the page, and help spread the word!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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