Category: How-To-Guides

Fluid Category 5 Break Tank

The Water Supply (Water Fitting) Regulations 1999 provides five backflow prevention categories dependant on the risk level of the water use. The regulations require back-flow prevention devices to prevent the water on the premises being drawn backward into the public drinking water supply. Backflow may occur in a number of situations, including burst pipes in...
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Fluid Category 5 Break Tank

Pump Guide – Helps Understand the Fittings You Require

Specifying a pump on an irrigation system will boost available pressures and water flows, allowing larger zones and enabling more thirsty items such as pop up sprinklers to be used, however the pump also needs fittings on the inlet and the outlet to connect it to the water source and ensure that it will run...
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Pump Guide – Helps Understand the Fittings You Require

Measuring Water Flow and Pressure

Small irrigation systems such as drippers can generally be run off the mains water supply without problems, but as water flows get larger there is the danger that the water supply will not be large enough. In addition, sprinkler systems require a certain pressure to operate. If there is too little flow or pressure then...
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Measuring Water Flow and Pressure

Installing Barbed Fittings

Barbed fittings are designed for use with low pressure pipe, such as drip watering systems. The barbed fittings are low cost and can neatly be installed inside the pipe using hot water. Before fitting barbed connections ensure that the pressures used in the system will be below 4.0 bar (drip systems usually operate at around...
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Installing Barbed Fittings