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Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 2:54pm

Using the side inlet as a side OUTlet?

Regarding the sprinkler heads that have both a bottom inlet and a side inlet:

Is it possible to use the bottom inlet as the water-in port, and the side inlet as an output, to supply water to additional piping and heads?



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Thursday, April 28th 2016, 5:39am

Do not ever do this, period. Just because a thing might be done is not a good reason to do it.


Thursday, April 28th 2016, 7:15pm

Great. Thanks for the guidance.

So that I (and others) can learn, what makes this a bad idea?


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Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 4:30pm

How about that it is a terrible idea to install a sprinkler head in a way so that it can't be unscrewed from its connection and replaced as simply as one might replace a light bulb?


Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 5:07pm

That explanation makes sense - thanks for clearing that up!

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