Connecting a Swamp Cooler line To a Outside Faucet

By | April 13, 2021

Connecting a water line to a swamp cooler is an easy job that almost anyone can do.

The way to keep it simple is to buy an Evaporative Cooler Water Hook-Up Kit.

They work by screwing on to the existing faucet and adding a second faucet for a hose and a side mount for the swamp cooler line to connect.
swamp cooler water line tap

A swamp cooler hookup simply attaches to a faucet like hose.
Connecting a Swamp Cooler line To a Outside Faucet

By using an add-on faucet cooler valve the existing plumbing does not require any modification of the piping that already exist.
swamp cooler valve
For this reason they are very commonly used when connecting a water line to a swamp cooler.
Evaporative Cooler Water Hook-Up Kit on Amazon
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After connecting the add-on faucet there will be two types of water line that can be run, plastic and copper.

Copper will last much longer than a plastic line but is much harder to run. Mainly since it is much stiffer and harder to bend this makes it more difficult to work with.

Plastic water line is much easier to install since it can be easily bent to follow the contours of a home or any building.

Plastic water lines usually lasts only 4-5 years although this can depend on the direct amount of sunlight they receive.

Connecting the water line to the swamp cooler is done directly to the float which has a switch and shuts off the water supply when the preset level is reached.

There are a few ways to add a water line to a swamp cooler with an add-on faucet hookup a popular option.

They are easy to install since there is no need to tap directly into the line.

Once screwed onto the existing faucet a water line can be run to the cooler.

Copper or plastic water line can be installed with plastic the easiest to use.

Copper water line can be harder to install but usually last much longer.



5 thoughts on “Connecting a Swamp Cooler line To a Outside Faucet

  1. Jose

    So how do you turn of the water pump line off? I cant turn it off and it’s been on for two days now

  2. Deb

    What if the water nearest water faucet is several feet away from window swamp cooler??

  3. Deb

    What if the nearest water faucet is 25ft away from the swamp cooler?

    1. Melissa Fonnesbeck

      Then you get a 25 foot long tube. Either plastic or copper.


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