Rough Sawn Wood Patio Cooler
Attach the Drain Valve
Part of the nostalgic look of this cooler is the cool brass water spigot. I purchased some ½” pvc piping to connect the brass spigot to the hole in the side of the cooler.
Mark where the hole will go through the side of the wood surround. Then drill a small hole through the wood from the inside. Next, use a larger Forstner or spade bit or hole saw from the outside to finish the full sized hole. The size of the bit will depend on the pipe external diameter size your using.
You may need to get various lengths due to the cooler used, but head to the pvc pipe / sprinkler section to get the supplies. I used the plastic hardware that came with the cooler to attach to the threaded 1/2 inch threaded nipple. The 1/2 inch coupling secured the other side of the cooler.
I then used a 4 inch long 1/2 inch riser to go from the coupling to the spigot/shutoff valve. I reused the stop nut and washer to the original cooler drain.
Note: I had to play around with pipe lengths to make this work, and in the end I added a wood block to the outside of the cooler to account for the extra pipe length.