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3/4" FHT x 1/2” Automated Irrigation Drip Zone with High Flow Hose End timer and Y filter


3/4 in.  FHT x 1/2” Automated Irrigation Drip Zone with High Flow Hose End timer and Y filter
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Start a drip system layout by connecting the drip zone kit to a faucet or PVC pipe thread and then attaching 1/2" drip hose with .700 OD. The assembly includes a 3/4" battery operated controller with the option of hose or pipe thread, a 3/4" "Y" filter with 155 mesh, a 3/4" 25 PSI preset premium pressure regulator, and 3/4" swivel adapter for 1/2" drip tubing. Use this automated drip zone kit in any landscape area in commercial or residential applications.

Part #: VA023
$80.76 ea.

See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.

Properly designed drip irrigation systems begin with what is called the drip zone or the drip zone assembly, which consists of three vital components: the control valve, a filter to protect the drip emitters, and a pressure regulator to lower the pressure to the suggested operating pressure for a drip system. This unit include a 3/4" high flow battery operated controller with the option of hose or pipe thread. The assembly can be attached to a faucet using the 3/4" FHT x MPT swivel adapter included or to a PVC pipe.

If using this option to start a system, begin the installation from an outdoor faucet (spigot) or from a PVC pipe inside an irrigation box or above ground. Connect the battery operated controller unit to the faucet first, using the 3/4" hose thread adapter included with the controller. Next, attach the filter to the outlet side of the controller’s 3/4" valve, and then to the filter attach the pressure regulator. With this kit the 3/4" swivel pipe thread, sealed by a washer, is included, so connect the 3/4" swivel side to the pressure regulator and attach the drip tubing to other side. The swivel adapter should be threaded to the pressure regulator clockwise and "hand tight" only. Tightening with a wrench is not recommended and is usually not necessary using hose thread fittings. This completes the drip zone assembly.

  • 3/4" FHT inlet x 1/2" : with .700 OD compression outlet
  • Filter screen: : 155 mesh
  • Materials: Controller: Body - ABS, Inner parts - Acetal , Diaphragm: nylon fabric reinforced polyisoprene (NR) , Metal parts and screws: stainless steel 303, Solenoid inner metal parts: stainless steel , Valve body and cover: glass reinforced nylon
  • Maximum flow rate: Single drip line: 220 GPH (3.6 GPM), Total flow rate: up to 15 GPM
  • Operating pressure: 10 to 100 PSI.
  • Preset operating pressure : 25 PSI
  • Solenoid: Adaptor thread 3/4"-20 thread UNES-2A , Dry latching
  • Temperature range: 38 to 130 F
  • Assembly includes: 1 - 3/4" FHT 25 PSI preset pressure regulator, 1 - 3/4" FNPT adapter to 1/4" micro tubing , 1 - 3/4" FNPT or FHT Battery operated controller , 1 - 3/4" MPT "Y" filter with 155 mesh screen
  • Automatic, semi-automatic and manual operation
  • Battery life up to two years
  • Choice of hose thread to pipe thread fitting included in the box
  • Components made of high impact plastic for corrosion resistance operation
  • Constructed of high impact plastic for corrosion resistant operation
  • Controller can be detached via 30" coiled cable for easy programming
  • Easy to read AM/PM clock
  • Easy to use manual start/stop button via the controller
  • Emergency backup program of 5 minutes every 24 hours if no buttons are pressed within 10 minutes after battery installation
  • Four start times per day in a weekly mode
  • Frequency choices of a 7 day weekly schedule or intervals of every 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours and every day to 30 days
  • High flow with low pressure loss
  • Irrigation can be suspended via the controller to prevent unnecessary irrigation during rainy weather (rain mode)
  • Low battery indicator
  • Manual opening and closing via the manual lever
  • Protection of the drip emitters using a large filter with 155 mesh
  • Regulates the pressure to the suggested operating pressure of a drip system
  • Simple programming with the use of six buttons
  • The battery operated controller can be programmed up to 12 hours in 1-minute increments
  • Weather resistant
  • With rain sensor connection

Installation for 3/4" x 1/2" Drip Zone Assembly with "Y" Filter

Starting the irrigation system from a faucet:

1.       First connect the battery-operated controller to the faucet using the hose thread fitting included with the controller. ( If a backflow device is used, connect the battery-operated controller after the backflow device.)

2.       Connect the 3/4" MPT filter to the female controller outlet.

3.       Connect the 3/4" FNPT x MNPT 25 PSI pressure regulator to the filter.

4.       Connect the 3/4" FNPT swivel adapter to the 3/4" 25 PSI pressure regulator.

5.       To start the drip system, connect the poly drip tubing to the adapter by wiggling and forcing the drip tubing into the compression side of the adapter.

6.        Lay out the drip tubing to the garden area. The 1/2" drip tubing is used as the main line for drip systems into which drip emitters, micro sprinklers or 1/4" micro tubing are inserted.

Starting the irrigation system from a PVC pipe:

1.       Glue to a 3/4" PVC pipe a PVC adapter (model P367) (not included).

2.       Connect the 3/4" battery-operated controller (model C000) to the nipple.

3.       Connect the 3/4" MNPT filter (model F303) directly to the female controller outlet.

4.       Connect the 3/4" 25 PSI FNPT x MNPT pressure regulator (model A044) to the filter.

5.       Connect the 3/4" FNPT swivel adapter to the 3/4" 25 PSI pressure regulator.

6.       To start the drip system, connect the poly drip tubing to the adapter by wiggling and forcing the drip tubing into the compression side of the adapter.

7.        Lay out the drip tubing to the garden area. The 1/2" drip tubing is used as the main line for drip systems into which drip emitters, micro sprinklers or 1/4" micro tubing are inserted

·         Make sure that the water flow direction matches for each component, if any is in line with the water flow.

·         Use Teflon Tape only with the filter and make sure to remove all Teflon tape excess..

·         Pressurize the system and make sure that water is not leaking from the unit or any part along the line. Test the assembly manually and then automatically via the controller, and then program the controller.

Flow Rate Chart vs. Pressure Loss

Flow rate (GPM)

5

9

13

18

22

26

31

35

Pressure loss (psi)

3

3.5

4.2

6

7.2

8.5

X

X

 

Kit QtyPart #ImageDescription
1A044A044 : 3/4 in.   FNPT Premium Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI 3/4" FNPT Premium Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI
1C007C007 : Single Station Battery Operated Controller with 3/4 in.  In-Line Valve Single Station Battery Operated Controller with 3/4" In-Line Valve
1F303F303 : 3/4 in.  MNPT  in. Y in.  Screen Filter with Flush Cap, 155 mesh polyester,  green 155 mesh polyester,  green3/4" MNPT "Y" Screen Filter with Flush Cap, 155 mesh polyester, green
1LF011LF011 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression 3/4 in.  FNPT Swivel Adapter with Screen  1/2" .700 OD Compression 3/4" FNPT Swivel Adapter with Screen
KIT VA023 contains a total of 4 pcs. for $80.76
ImageDescriptionPart #PriceQty.
A044 : 3/4 in.   FNPT Premium Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI 3/4" FNPT Premium Pressure Regulator, 25 PSIA044$6.65 ea.
C007 : Single Station Battery Operated Controller with 3/4 in.  In-Line Valve Single Station Battery Operated Controller with 3/4" In-Line ValveC007$65.49 ea.
F303 : 3/4 in.  MNPT  in. Y in.  Screen Filter with Flush Cap, 155 mesh polyester,  green, 155 mesh polyester,  green 155 mesh polyester,  green3/4" MNPT "Y" Screen Filter with Flush Cap, 155 mesh polyester, green, 155 mesh polyester, greenF303$8.16 ea.
LF011 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression 3/4 in.  FNPT Swivel Adapter with Screen  1/2" .700 OD Compression 3/4" FNPT Swivel Adapter with Screen LF011$0.95 ea.