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bww

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Saturday, July 10th 2010, 9:08pm

Can I move a drip system from hose faucet to an unused Irritrol Anti-siphon valve?

I have a drip system hooked up to my hose faucet with all the filters, pressure reducers etc. I also have a free auto anti-siphon valve right next to the where the drip system is hooked up to the hose.

Can I use this extra valve to put the drip system on? Since the valve is going to a pipe that is capped are there connectors to hook up?

If this is not feasible should I buy a new valve that is made specifically for drip systems? I really would like to get the drip system off my hose faucet?

Thank you,

mrfixit

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Saturday, July 10th 2010, 10:11pm

I would say yes you can move it. Yes they have every imaginable fitting available. Sometimes a dripline valve wont shut off all the way because there isn't enough water flowing through it. Make sure you flush the valve out very well before hooking up the dripline.

Good luck!

bww

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Monday, July 12th 2010, 9:10am

Thanks, I am going to try it out and I can always switch back to the hose set up if it doesn't work out.

Thanks again

HooKooDooKu

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Monday, July 12th 2010, 11:02am

Just keep in mind that threads come in different types, and you will likely need an adapter (hence the reason I believe for mrfixit's comments).

The basic types you will encounter are:
MHT - Male Hose Threaded
FHT - Female Hose Threaded
MPT - Male Pipe Threaded
FPT - Female Pipe Threaded

You will obviously find that what ever attaches to the hose bibb is a FHT. After that, the drip parts (regulator, filter, etc) could be either (and most likely, one of those is Hose Threaded on one side and Pipe threaded on the other).

Any threads associated with the existing valve, will be Pipe Threaded (unless so sort of adapter is already in place).

The thing to be careful of is about the only difference between HT and 1/2" PT is the thread angle. So initially, HT and 1/2" PT will seem to go together. But you should quickly encounter resistance, and if you force it, you can quickly strip your threads... so just watch out as you mix the two.
The main difference between the two (HT v. PT) is the angle of the threads... otherwise they are the same size. So if you have

bww

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Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 5:06pm

I went to a local sprinkler supply (Ewing) and they had a whole kit that just screws into the bottom of the regular valve and then connects to your 1/2" poly tubing. It has a nice filter, pressure reducer and connector to the tubing. Seems like the perfect solution for me.

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