How to Choose Hose Fittings

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Determining what automotive hose fittings you need can be quite a task, but don’t worry today we are here to help! Keep on reading to find out what hose fittings you are going to need for whatever task is at hand…

For a basic garden watering setup, the following fittings are required:

  • Tap connector
  • Hose connector (attach to the end of your hose which will be attached to the tap connector)
  • Hose
  • Water stop hose connector (attach to the end of the hose that will have a sprinkler or spray gun attached)

Double Male Hose Connectors

Double male hose connectors allow for easy and temporary connections to be created and for the separation of two hoses the used with hose connectors.  When using double male hose connectors, the following items are generally needed:

  • Tap connector
  • Hose connector (attach to the end of your hose which will be attached to the tap connector)
  • Hose 1
  • Water stop hose connector (attached to the end that will have the sprinkler or spray gun attached)
  • Double male connector
  • Hose connector
  • Hose 2
  • Water stop hose connector (attached to the end that will have the sprinkler or spray gun attached)

Three Way Connectors

 

Three-way hose connectors also known as Y connectors allow for easy connection and separation of three hoses when used with hose connectors. These three ways connectors have been designed to branch a hose in two different directions. When using a three way or Y connector you will need the following items:

  • Tap connector
  • Hose connector (attach to the end of your which will be attached to the tap connector)
  • Hose
  • Water stop hose connector (attach to the end that will have the sprinkler or spray gun attached)
  • Three-way connector
  • 2 x hose connectors
  • 2 x hose
  • 2 x water stop hose connectors (attach to the end that will have the sprinkler or spray gun attached)

It is important to remember that when using three way connecters the water pressure is evenly distributed through both branches and thus more pressure may be needed in comparison to when using one hose.

If you now feel like you understand what hose connectors and fittings you require, or have any questions in regard to these type of fittings, we highly recommend that you get in touch with leading hose supplier such as The Hosemaster today who will no doubt be delighted to assist you as much as possible.

The Hosemaster sell one of the greatest collections of hose, hose fittings and workshop supplies son their website, all at the most competitive and affordable prices. They are also home to a highly knowledgeable team who can guide their customers into making the most suitable and rewarding purchasing decisions.