- Choose the spigot lock you want. These are made to fit a variety of spigot sizes and come in different materials to match the plumbing fixtures you have.
- Purchase the spigot that meets your design needs.
- Remove the components from the package. You should have the round coupling that has a rubber diaphragm on the inside with a revolving tang on one end, a sleeve that sits over it, and the lock. (Some locks have the sleeve and lock as one unit, others may use an third-party pad lock to lock it.)
- Twist the coupling over the spigot. You don't need to tighten it with a wrench, simply doing it firmly by hand is adequate. The revolving tang should be on the opposite end of the spigot and able to freely rotate.
- Place the sleeve over the coupling so the locking unit is away from the spigot attachment.
- Attach the lock, or twist the key to lock the unit.
How to Lock a Faucet
Outdoor faucets are susceptible to water theft. The thieves may be kids, a neighbor deciding your hose is closer to wash his car with or a transient looking for a place to rinse off. You can install a water spigot lock that prevents access to the water and keeps the faucet under lock and key.