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Saturday, September 10th 2016, 11:21am

by Wet_Boots

since the in-ground pipe runs are so much longer, you might benefit by their being one-inch

the system layout and flow rates will dictate whether you want to upsize the in-ground pipe

Friday, September 9th 2016, 8:44am

by tsfrance

3/4 inch will work fine for the valve manifold and antisyphon valves
Thanks. I feel like I am asking stupid questions and I appreciate the help but that is good for the pipe in the ground also, correct?

Friday, September 9th 2016, 6:32am

by Wet_Boots

3/4 inch will work fine for the valve manifold and antisyphon valves

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 6:43pm

by tsfrance

So what size PVC pipe should I use? I know I will be using schedule 40 but I am unsure about the size of the pipe. Its been about 20 years since I did my last one. :)

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 7:40pm

by tsfrance

You have to imagine it to be just like a hose bib on the outside wall of your house. You only add onto it. Once the adapter and tee are in place, you install a new hose bib on one branch, and a shutoff valve on the other branch, which feeds the sprinkler system..

Yes, the handle will stay up the entire season, and so what? These things are built. And, by the way, they are made with a built-in drain that would never permit you to partially disassemble the hydrant and thread a tee in place of the handle assembly.
Ok, I think I get on it now. On that tee will be the pipe that runs to the sprinkler valve and on the other end of the tee will be a normal faucet. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 4:58pm

by Wet_Boots

You have to imagine it to be just like a hose bib on the outside wall of your house. You only add onto it. Once the adapter and tee are in place, you install a new hose bib on one branch, and a shutoff valve on the other branch, which feeds the sprinkler system..

Yes, the handle will stay up the entire season, and so what? These things are built. And, by the way, they are made with a built-in drain that would never permit you to partially disassemble the hydrant and thread a tee in place of the handle assembly.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 4:12pm

by tsfrance

The only hose thread on that hydrant is the outlet, onto which you thread an adapter and a tee. You take apart nothing.
Ok. I get it. If I did it that way though would I not need to leave the handle in the up position? If I did that Im not sure how I would shut off the hose outlet. I guess Im not visualizing it properly.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 3:51pm

by Wet_Boots

The only hose thread on that hydrant is the outlet, onto which you thread an adapter and a tee. You take apart nothing.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 12:44pm

by tsfrance

I'm not sure that is what WB is suggesting. How are you going to control this valve? If you are going to run it manually you might as well just tap off the end of the hydrant.
I was going to do what i described above and then run my pipe from the tee to a anti-siphon valve. It's right next to a shed that has power in there so I can use an electric valve.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 11:14am

by SunCoLawns

I'm not sure that is what WB is suggesting. How are you going to control this valve? If you are going to run it manually you might as well just tap off the end of the hydrant.