ACCESSORIES are the key to adding convenience and efficiency to your watering products. Connectors with ball valves provide flow control to allow maximum performance from a sprinkler or nozzle or restrict flow to use a weeping type hose properly. Attached to the end of a hose, a shut-off connector can also save steps back to the faucet when changing from a nozzle to a sprinkler. Quick connectors are the fastest and easiest way to change watering devices, long the standard in many parts of Europe. Most accessories are available in metal or plastic, with varying features.
CONNECTORS / FLOW CONTROL: Available in single, double and quad. Most popular is the double, for using two hoses from the same outlet. Feature enhancements to look for include full flow valves that maintain hose water pressure without restriction and larger, swivel connectors for ease of attchment and user-freindly control knobs.
QUICK CONNECTORS: Pull down on the large connector's outer sleeve to instantly release the inner connector, saves time and work. Most poly quick connectors are universally compatible. Metal quick connector compatibility depends on the type of seal used. Some use washers and others use o-rings so only like styles and their components are likely to be compatible.
WASHERS: Usually in vinyl or rubber, these simple washers to replace worn seals in nozzles or sprinklers are the answer to maintaining leak-free connections. Versions with a metal mesh screen can be especially helpful in preventing debris from entering sprinklers and causing clogging and potential failure.