Yesterday I bought a high pressure water pump that came with a fire hose. I've already decided that I need a garden hose adapter for it so I can have at least 1 hose connected to water multiple trees on one of our properties. This is version 1. It's job is to reduce the 1 1/2" line down to 1 or 2 garden hoses. I will be changing it again in the future, hence, Version 1.
PLEASE NOTE - I AM USING THIS ON A HIGH PRESSURE WATER PUMP THAT MOVES 7500 GPH. IT'S RUNNING 90PSI. I HAVE NO IDEA IF THE ABS FITTINGS WILL HOLD. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE BY THIS DEVICE FAILING. NOR AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM FROM THIS DEVICE. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
For this project you will need:
3/4" Gate Valve
2@3/4" to garden hose thread adapter
3/4"x2" pipe nipple
3/4" close pipe nipple
1 1/2" female thread to 1 1/2" pipe adapter in ABS
1 1/2" to 3/4" reducer in ABS
Teflon tape (you can use pipe dope if you want)
ABS pipe glue (Not Pictured)
You can get longer pipe nipples you want. I'm using short ones for a compact size.
An adjustable wrench(commonly referred to as a Cresent wrench)
And another Adjustable Wrench
And optional is a pipe wrench.
Step 2: Apply Teflon Tape
Begin to wrap anything that's a male thread with Teflon tape. It's always a good practice to wrap the tape so it doesn't fold back when you go to thread everything together. To figure out which way to go, look at the end you're going to wrap in the Teflon tape, and go clockwise with it. Once everything is wrapped, go to the next step.
Step 3: Assemble!
Begin by threading together everything by hand. Once everything is together by hand, see if you like the layout of everything before tightening everything. Now you can glue together your 2 ABS adapters. One of the adapters I got goes into the other, so I don't need a length of pipe in between. Once they are glued together, thread it onto the rest of the assembly. Tighten it on with your wrenches, and it is complete.