Rainbird quick connect, WHY???

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by mysticturner, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. mysticturner

    mysticturner New Member

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    Our church has a meditation garden and I end up caring for various things including the fountain. The access to water has these silly Rainbird Quick Connects (https://store.rainbird.com/valves/44rc-44-model-1-in-rubber-cover-2-piece-body.html).

    Every time I hook into one of these I get hoses down. One time it broke off and I had to shut off the whole church so I could cap it off. The question is, is there some special reason for using these? Can I swap them out for a regular spigot?
     
  2. Cam Wood

    Cam Wood New Member

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    You can absolutely swap them for a regular hose bibb. These are quick couplers as they are called are mostly used for their inconspicuousness or security, so unauthorized people without the quick coupler male end cannot use them.
     
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  4. mysticturner

    mysticturner New Member

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    Well security isn't a problem. We leave the hose with the quick connect attached in the bushes 3 feet away! Thanks for the info
     
  5. Cam Wood

    Cam Wood New Member

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    I install them regularly in parks and cemeteries. Places where we don't want the public to access them and inevitably leave them on. They have their place.
     
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  6. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    A lot of people walk around the church grounds and technically a church is commercial property, so the church becomes a target for those that will claim anything for they tripped and got hurt. Another is church grounds become a campground for the homeless. A water supply is just an invite to come back. Garden hoses with nozzles also seem to disappear. I maintained a church for 7 years and it was nearly impossible to leave a hose nozzle on the garden hose.
     
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