Product Type: Hozelock Garden Irrigation
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Tap in to multi watering!
Hozelock 4-Way Tap Connector
Member Name: tastydooyoo
Hozelock 4-Way Tap Connector
Advantages: Well made, long lasting, easy to fit
Disadvantages: Tap dials are a little stiff
A new house and a new, much larger, garden made the auto watering consideration a must if we were ever going to have time to do anything other than spend 3 hours a night watering all those lovely hanging baskets, vegetable plot, greenhouse etc.
After learning what was required for the system it became apparent that the 4 way tap connector was a must with only one outside tap available!
The 4 way connector comes supplied with it's own wall mounting bracket which is very straight forward to fit, the barrel that comprises the connector outlets then slot on the bracket and snaps in to place. The whole barrel can be easily taken off the wall at any time. You have the choice of connecting a hose from your tap to either the left or right side which is very useful. Once connected to your garden tap the idea is to leave the tap in the on position. From there you can individually operate each of the 4 'extension' taps via a control knob fitted to each extension tap. I used a hozelock connector for the garden tap end and the whole unit works perfectly without a single leak!
I have fitted a watering computer to the far right extension tap, this comes on once a day at the programmed time and then shuts itself off. During this time it's not possible to operate any of the extension taps unless disrupting the auto watering pressure. If you want more than one computer you will be able to fit 2 to this extension only, however be warned - you must set each computer to come on at different times in order not to disrupt the water flow!!
I use this with one computer, the garden hose permanently attached and the other two outlets as spare for filling up watering cans etc. the plan is to fit a 2nd computer for the front garden next year.
The only slight niggle with this unit is that the tap knobs are a little fiddly to operate and are a little stiff. However the whole unit is super water tight and well made. At £17 it's not that cheap but when compared to other watering system manufacturers it's definitely miles ahead in terms of quality.
Summary: Recommended purchase for multi watering purposes
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