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Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 1:00pm

by dsc

thanks guys

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 9:42am

by jimmyburg

it makes sense, besides i wouldn't want the repair call to go with it.

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 1:20pm

by mrfixit

Jimmy, It's basically a personal preference. I can name a variety of reasons why I don't like pre-made manifolds. I'm not sure you want to hear them all. What I've found to be my some of my best tools being an irrigation tech are, observaton and anticipation. I will name one reason why I don't like that Spears manifold. It doesn't matter that I've never seen one in person. Look at all the unions. Each one has the possibility of leaking someday. Much more than a simple male adapter screwed into the inlet port. I also think Boots is right.

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 6:41am

by Wet_Boots

The Spears manifold is really intended for use with male-thread valves.

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 4:49am

by jimmyburg

it doesnt look very strong or it wont last long?

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 4:49am

by jimmyburg

it doesnt look very strong or it wont last long?

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 1:29am

by mrfixit

I've never seen a Spears manifold before. Personally I'd never use a pre-made manifold. I'm obsessed with my work not leaking and working on the first attempt. Call me anal. I did find your manifold online however. Just use pvc fittings. Their suggestion to use a female adapter on one end is a bad idea. Especially on a main line. Female adapters have a tendency to crack or leak if not tightened just so. That's reason enough for me to build the manifold myself.
Good luck!
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Monday, January 7th 2008, 7:33pm

by dsc

Spears. It has swivels on the 4 ports and a male nipple on the end.

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 12:35pm

by Wet_Boots

What 4-port manifold?

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 10:10am

by dsc

How to Connect 3/4" Valve to Manifold 3/4"


How do I connect the 4 port manifold to a 3/4 inch valve (075-DV)?

Can I use a reducing nipple on the inlet side?

Also what is the correct way to connect the outlet side? Can I just use a standard reducing adapter (MiPT x Insert)or do I need to use some combination of the manifold fittings.

BTW. I'm using 3/4" poly pipe.

Thanks