Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Today I saw this water hookup in at the site of a farmer's market. What am I looking at? Is this a shutoff? Is it frost-free?

enter image description here

share|improve this question
looks like a mini hydrant type adaptor – UNECS May 27 '12 at 8:58
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Bayonet style sprinkler stand pipe with a pipe nipple, 90 degree fitting and MHT hose adapter.Rainbird coupling key Lower section similar to this part from Rainbird.

Normal operation is that you lift the cap, push the sprinkler standpipe with attached impact sprinkler in and give it a quarter turn to lock it into the socket. They've adapted the operation to put the water into standard lawn hose in this instance.

share|improve this answer
And to the author's question, "yes, it is frostproof, since the actual connection is tucked down below grade" – Bob Aug 13 '12 at 12:15

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.