Tap Water Connection Kit

Tap Water Connection Kit

Protect your family and community's water supply by installing one of our tap water connection kits. This kit contains everything you need to bypass your garden tap, and have a stand alone outlet for your irrigation system. Both options below provide the absolute minimum connections possible, this will see less leaking potential, and greater flow to your system. These kits are also compatible with both male and female garden taps and each kit contains the following:

15mm Tap Connection Kit (Pictured):

  • Brass F.I Tee 15mm
  • Brass Nipple 15mm
  • Brass T-Handled M&F Ball Valve 15mm
  • Brass Nipple 20mm x 15mm
  • Brass Dual Check Valve 20mm
  • Teflon Tape

20mm Tap Connection Kit

  • Brass F.I Tee 20mm
  • 2 x Brass Nipple 20mm
  • Brass T-Handled M&F Ball Valve 20mm
  • Brass Dual Check Valve 20mm
  • Teflon Tape
If you are unsure of the size of your tap, please see this link: How to measure BSP threads and PVC Pipe
    Tap Water Connection Kit (15mm)Tap Water Connection Kit (20mm)
    Specs
    Type Tap Connection Kit Tap Connection Kit
    Material Brass Brass
    Colour Brass Brass
    Inlet Thread Size 15mm BSPM 20mm BSPM
    Outlet Thread Size 15mm BSPF, 20mm BSPF 20mm BSPF
    Max. Inlet Pressure (kPa) 2000 2000
    Min. Recommended Pressure (kPa) 60 60
    Max. Recommended Pressure (kPa) 2000 2000
    • The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.

    • The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.

    • A garden tap is an excellent place to connect your irrigation system. Ideally, install a connection point behind the tap (turn the water off first) so you can still use your tap to fill a bucket when you need to.

    • No, unless you’re tapping into your water supply, a plumber isn’t required. Most domestic irrigation systems can be installed by anyone half handy.

    • Whenever you’re connecting two threaded fittings, teflon is required. The only exception is whenever either fitting has an O-ring, in this case, do not apply teflon as it may cause the O-ring to not seal correctly. The amount of teflon you apply depends on the application. In any constant pressure applications you look at up to wrapping around the thread up to 20 times, whereas in any non-constant pressure applications, like on irrigation risers, 2 or 3 times around the thread is enough.

    • There’s no requirement to bury irrigation pipes any depth, but there are a couple of things to consider; Allow enough room to run the pipe under your sprinklers so they sit at the right height & think about going deeper to avoid damage in areas where future digging or planting might happen. 20-30cm is often deep enough.

    • Well you’re in the right place! We’ve got it all here. The first step, is drawing out a plan of your garden, to scale of course. We’ve got Grid Paper in our Product Guides & all the advice you’ll need in there too!

    • Pipe sizing is all about reducing friction loss & allowing maximum flow to all points of your garden. There are a number of variables to consider, but in most domestic applications, 19mm Poly Pipe is the common choice. In larger areas, where you may have to run pipe 30-40m to the start of an irrigation zone, or zones with large sprinklers with high flow requirements, you may want to consider upping your pipe size to 25mm of more boost that flow output.

    • The type of pipe you use depends on the water pressure of the application. For example, in any application under constant mains pressure like before your Irrigation Valves, you’ll need pipe that can cope. This rules out Low Density Poly Pipe & you’ll need to use something like Class 12 PVC or Metric Poly Pipe, these typically have a rating of Class 12, or PN12 which translates to being able to cope with 1200kPa. For irrigation lines after the valves in most domestic applications, Low Density Poly Pipe is ideal. In this situation, the operating pressure is much lower because the water is able to escape out of the operating sprinklers or drip tube & once the valves shut off, there is no static pressure build up.

    • There’s no best type of sprinkler, just better sprinklers for different applications. Gear Drives are better for large areas, over 5m. Pop-Ups are ideal for 1.5-5m & Micro sprays are excellent for anything under that.

    • We get any number of calls from people across the country who've bought from overseas & have problems. From electrical output problems to thread compatibility problems & other problems that we aren't able to help with!

      By buying from SunshowerOnline, right here in Australia, you can be sure that your warranty issues are covered, that compatibility & compliance isn't an issue & that you'll be able to get helpful after service advice. 

    • We get any number of calls from people across the country who've bought from overseas & have problems. From electrical output problems to thread compatibility problems & other problems that we aren't able to help with!

      By buying from SunshowerOnline, right here in Australia, you can be sure that your warranty issues are covered, that compatibility & compliance isn't an issue & that you'll be able to get helpful after service advice. 

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      • SKU: FBK-TAPCON15
      • Brand: Logi Valve
      • MPN: FBK-TAPCON15
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      • SKU: FBK-TAPCON20
      • Brand: Logi Valve
      • MPN: FBK-TAPCON20
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