I have just installed a less than usual irrigation system, the design was chosen in order to minimize the digging and still have coverage of the backyard. The area I am irrigating is a L shape with a factor size that allows me to cover the entire area with three oscillating sprinklers from GardenaThe piping is done in such a way that it would allow me to install a quick connect at the end of each line and I will use a short hose with quick connect heads at both ends to connect either the above oscillating sprinklers or if I want to , I can connect a longer hose and with a nozzle and do spot watering if I really want or get water to any point of the property from there (much more convenient than running a 50' hose every time from the tap to those remote corners.
Here is a picture of the head of the pipe. As you can see right now I am using a fixed connector there but the plan is to replace it with quick connects so I can remove them when I mow the grass. These will sit recessed under the ground level but still accessible. The plan is to have them with water stop. The oscillating sprinkler end has a quick connect with water stop already.
My question is: is having two water stops there going to affect the performance of the sprinklers ?At this moment I have enough pressure (it is one sprinkler per line, one line active at a time) at the sprinkler and so I need to limit the oscillation limits in order to stop the water reaching the fences
Also a related question: I can't seem to find brass quick connectors with water stop on Amazon.ca. I used these very key words (brass quick connector and water stop) but nothing came up as result (I do get the plastic gardena ones but I want these to be brass)
Update: What is a water stop
Some of the readers seem to be unfamiliar with this feature
Finding quick connects is not a problem. Finding brass quick connectors with water stop seems to be a problem. Not sure if this is because technically is more difficult to make them of brass.
The water stop helps when you want to swap let's say an oscillating sprinkler in my case with a nozzle. You do not need to shut off the water valve in order not to get sprayed with water when you switch them. As seen in this movie you just simply remove one and replace it with the other one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBkvc9v77Lo&ab_channel=HydroSure