12-20-2009, 06:02 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Near San Francisco
| | Re: How do I do this??
Where are you located? Supplies vary according to country.
Could also make that out of PVC. There is a part that is slip x slip x thread, and each part is aimed a different direction.
It is intended for putting a sprinkler in the corner of the lawn, when you want to continue running the pipe around the corner. (Side note- this is a very amateur way to install a sprinkler system- professionals have no use for this part)
Pipe thread is pretty easy to find parts to adapt to vinyl tubing, and a U for vinyl tubing is available on line. Just gotta know the sizes. Thread x barb fitting, then vinyl tubing to the U. Do not use fittings and pipe that are too small. Each item you add reduces the flow a bit.
To make one of those:
Water is let in through the threaded side (adapt to whatever supply line you have).
Put some thin wall pipe in the slip fittings (no glue, yet), and heat it (Propane torch, not too close to the pipe). When it is soft (not too soft) pinch the pipe with some pliers until you have the flattened-flare outlet. It may take a few tries. When you get an outlet you like, glue it into place.