Options include forklift channels, hinged lids, tow bars that link trucks together, and a resealable 0.625-inch diameter drain plug with garden hose thread
. Akro-Miis, akro-mils.com.
I used the same 100 feet of hose, a hose thread
to 3/4-inch pipe thread adapter, 90 degree elbow, 10-inch pipe nipple, 3/4-inch pipe cross, 10-inch nipple, 3/4-inch plastic ball valve, 10-inch pipe nipple, 90 degree elbow, and a plastic shower head (total cost less than $10, not including the hose and Lixits).
Laundry faucets are sometimes furnished with a standard 3-3/4" hose thread
outlet on the spout.
Some of these components are available with hose thread
or pipe thread, so make sure to match the thread type when you buy parts.
Besides the tubing and PVC, you'll need an automatic anti-siphon valve (or a manual valve if you're not using an automatic controller); a 155-mesh filter, a 20- or 30-psi preset pressure regulator [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 3 OMITTED]; a valve box [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 5 OMITTED]; an automatic flush valve, one 3/4- by 3/4- by 3/4-inch SSS T, one 3/4- by 3/4- by 1/2-inch slip-slip-thread T, one 3/4- by 3/4-inch slip-thread 90 [degrees] elbow, one 3/4-inch male pipe thread by male hose thread
, and one 3/4-inch hose shutoff [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 6 OMITTED]; and PVC pipe glue.
Get a valve with hose thread
so you can use the garden hose to transfer water to the garden or a bucket.
Add a brass cross-over from a pipe thread to 3/4 inch [water] hose thread
and you've got grab-a-valve instant internal fire fighting capability.
- 32% of units surveyed had sinks or faucets with hose threads
not equipped with vacuum breakers (NSN: 4820-00-164-3377).
As you shop for one to put on the far end of your hose, remember that gate valves come with either pipe threads or hose threads
; you want hose threads