“Make sure your out­door taps are fully pro­tected,” says Tim

£3.99

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Fea­tures

Plas­tic foam, pre-slit for fit­ting. Green plas­tic caps for han­dle and noz­zle. Clips to se­cure joints. De­signed to fit BS1010/2 hose union 1∕2in (15mm) bib tap – may not fit other taps.

Per­for­mance

Slides over a stan­dard gar­den tap from be­neath via pre-cut slits – the tap han­dle and wall ends may need trim­ming with a sharp knife or saw. Ex­posed ex­ter­nal pipework needs ad­di­tional lag­ging (not sup­plied). Clips press into foam across the joints to se­cure cover, a plas­tic cap cov­ers the tap han­dle then the noz­zle foam slides into place. Of­fers good in­su­la­tion – but you can’t use the tap with it on and it’s fid­dly to re­move.

Value

Neat, easy to fit, but not be­ing able to use the tap may be an is­sue for some.

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Cover pho­to­graph: Clema­tis cir­rhosa ‘Freck­les’

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Score 10 /15

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