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Old 05-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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I needed to replace my outdoor faucet as it cracked over the winter, even though I was sure there was no water in it.
I have a 3/4" underground sprinkler system and also a 1/2" garden hose.
So I have put in the main 3/4 inch faucet and I'm now trying to think if there is a better way than soldering together the rest of it.
So what I need is the 3/4" x 3/4 x 1/2 setup with the main valve and then 2 more valves for the sprinkler and hose.

Does anyone have any good ideas for this?

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I needed to replace my outdoor faucet as it cracked over the winter, even though I was sure there was no water in it.
I have a 3/4" underground sprinkler system and also a 1/2" garden hose.
So I have put in the main 3/4 inch faucet and I'm now trying to think if there is a better way than soldering together the rest of it.
So what I need is the 3/4" x 3/4 x 1/2 setup with the main valve and then 2 more valves for the sprinkler and hose.

Does anyone have any good ideas for this?

1. Have a shut off in the basment or inside the house
2. Buy fitting pictured and sweat it to the supply pipe.
3. Get one of these for the sprinkler and have it come out of the top of the new Tee you just bough. http://www.febcoonline.com/Products/76
4. Thread in a new faucet fitting.
5. Bolt everything tight

Now you can blow out the sprinkler lines through the faucet fitting. and also leave the faucet open in the winter (with the one inside the house closed)
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1. Have a shut off in the basment or inside the house
2. Buy fitting pictured and sweat it to the supply pipe.
3. Get one of these for the sprinkler and have it come out of the top of the new Tee you just bough. http://www.febcoonline.com/Products/76
4. Thread in a new faucet fitting.
5. Bolt everything tight

Now you can blow out the sprinkler lines through the faucet fitting. and also leave the faucet open in the winter (with the one inside the house closed)
this link doesn't show up, is it a backflow preventer? the one you screw on to your faucet threads?
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It's a back flow that has 3/4 pipe thread the pipe thread needs to face upward.
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I would not trust this to protect my family from ingesting the chemicals I put on my lawn.
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I would not trust this to protect my family from ingesting the chemicals I put on my lawn.
I am going to put one of these inside


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