DIG’s Drip Zone Faucet Connection Kit combines all the parts needed to start a drip irrigation system from a faucet. The kit includes a ¾” two-way hose splitter, a ¾” backflow preventer, a ¾” 25-PSI pressure regulator and a 3/4″ swivel adapter with a screen to connect 1/2″ (.700 OD) poly tubing to the faucet. This kit provides a complete assembly for connecting a drip irrigation system to an outdoor faucet with an extra outlet left for your garden hose. To automate this assembly, add one of DIG’s hose end timers.
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The Drip Zone Faucet Connection Kit combines all the parts needed to start a drip irrigation system from a faucet. The kit includes a ¾” two-way hose splitter, a ¾” backflow preventer, a ¾” 25-PSI pressure regulator and a 3/4″ swivel adapter with a screen to connect 1/2″ (.700 OD) poly tubing to the faucet. The backflow device (vacuum breaker), when used in a drip irrigation installation, is installed after the faucet or hose bib and before the 2 way Y valve. If used with a hose end timer, the backflow device is installed after the controller to lower the stress of braking on the backflow device. A backflow preventer should always be used when applying fertilizer through a drip irrigation system to prevent backflow of non-potable or contaminated water into the main water supply line. A pressure regulator is a critical part of drip and other irrigation systems when water pressure is higher than the suggested operation pressure recommended for the system. In most households the water pressure is between 40 and 100 PSI with some homes being even higher. Typically, in homes with high pressure, a heavy-duty pressure regulator is installed on the main water supply to lower the pressure entering the house. Drip irrigation systems are designed to work at an even lower pressure than is set for the house, with the optimal pressure for a drip system being between 15 and 30 PSI. If a higher pressure is found in a drip system, problems such as drip emitters popping off the drip or micro tubing, high flow damaging the drip emitters or micro sprinklers, components blowing out of the drip and micro tubing, and overall shortening of system life can occur. To achieve extended life with high uniformity and lower maintenance, a pressure regulator is highly recommended to maintain optimum system pressure, regardless of any fluctuations in the house system pressure.
The starting point of connection to the water supply can be a faucet (hose bib)
Installation into a faucet or to hose thread
To the faucet, first connect the 2-way Y valve then add the backflow device (model D45). If water quality is a concern, install DIG’s fine mesh 3/4″ filter with 155-mesh (model D57A), To the backflow device connect the 25 PSI pressure regulator (model D46) and then the 3/4″ swivel adapter with screen (model C34).
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