Tank Connectors, Hoses & AutoWater Kits


We offer two unique tank connectors for our hose systems depending on the size of hose. Our 5mm bore hose systems include our Uni-Tank Connector, which has a soft body and features a strainer. Our Four Way Tank Connector is for our 13mm bore hose systems and features a coarse mesh internal filter for easy cleaning and four water outlets. Our AutoWater connection kits enable you to connect a water timer (not included) to a water tank, and to connect our drip systems to the water timer.


Uni Tank Connector

Uni-Tank Connector - for 12mm diameter hole

Our Uni Tank Connector Kit is designed to connect our irrigation system to an elevated tank to irrigate smaller plants.

The 3 items (Uni Tank Connector, Strainer, and Straight Connector) that make up this kit create a water tight seal between a water supply header tank and our system of 5mm hoses, fittings, and emitters, which then allows for large debris in the water to be strained out before entering the rest of the system.

The Strainer can be slid off for easy cleaning – please ensure that tank is empty first.

Use any number of these connectors to add additional hoses to increase the size of a system in a greenhouse, poly-tunnel, or on open ground.

Supplied as standard in our 10 Emitter, 30 Emitter, and 60 Emitter Drip Kits.

Application - 5mm bore tank connection:

  • Use Lateral Hose (0506), Straight Connector (0502), and push-on Strainer (0508).

NOTE: Our Crank Handle Drill allows you to drill a 12mm diameter hole in the tank (for plastic tanks only) which is the perfect size to connect the Uni Tank Connector Kit.

Four Way Tank Connector

Four Way Tank Connector - for 38mm diameter hole

The Four Way Tank Connector is designed to connect our irrigation system to an elevated tank, ideal for irrigating larger plants such as trees, shrubs, and vines.

It is a combined tank connector containing a sight tube to show the water level in the tank; main valve to turn water flow on/off; fittings; manifold and filter capable of straining any water; and 4 hose connection outlets for our 13mm Distribution Hose.

The 4 hose connection outlets mean that you can now water up to four times as many plants from the same tank, and hoses can be distributed in a north/south/east/west layout with the elevated tank in the centre.

Supplied as standard in our 300 Emitter, 200 Emitter Extension, 500 Emitter, and 60 Shrub Drip Kits.

The components are supplied assembled with User Instructions.

Application:

  • The Sight Tube indicates the water level in the tank.
  • The Sump (at the bottom) collects debris.
  • The internal Filter Tube is brushed clean in situ with the Filter Brush.
  • The Four Way Tank Connector can be kept in operation while the tank is refilled, i.e. there is no waiting period for churned up sediment to settle.

NOTE: The Crank Handle Drill allows you to drill a 38mm diameter hole in the tank (for plastic tanks only) which is the perfect size to connect the Four Way Tank Connector.


Hoses

Black Lateral Hose 5mm

5mm Black Lateral Hose

Our speciality Black Lateral Hose with 5mm bore.
The smaller of our two hoses is referred to as a Lateral Hose. The generous 5mm bore freely passes debris which blocks other systems.

Our custom Hose in black is suited to customers who prefer a hose that will look professional and subtle in a garden environment. The black core acts as a barrier to light to reduce algae growth.

Applications:

  • For use as an all-purpose supply hose (as in Kit 0101).
  • As a true Lateral Hose side branch (as in Kit 0102) to connect dripper valves/emitters, outdoors in the open, under glass, or in poly-tunnels.

NOTE: To close off an end of the hose. Cut a 25mm length of spare Distribution Hose (1306) and slide this onto a doubled over end of the Lateral Hose (approximately 80mm). To flush out the Lateral Hose, temporarily remove the end loop.

Black Lateral Hose – Supplied in 20 & 40 metre coils

Black Distribution Hose 13mm

13mm Black Distribution Hose

Our speciality flexi Run Around Distribution Hose with 13mm bore in black.
The larger of our two hoses is referred to as a Distribution Hose.

Our custom Run Around hose in black is suited to customers who prefer a hose that will look professional and subtle in a garden environment. It has a black core as a barrier to light to reduce algae growth. Our thin blue line is for identification.

Supplied as standard in the Shrub Drip Kit.

Applications:

  • Use to distribute irrigation fluids from tank systems via the Four Way Tank Connector (1301).
  • As part of a run around system either outdoors in the open, under glass, or in poly-tunnels, etc.

NOTE: To close off an end of the hose use the End Loop (1317). Fold 150mm of hose end back on itself and slide on the End Loop. To flush out the hose remove the End Loop temporarily and then refit.

Run Around Distribution Hose – Supplied in 26 metre and 33 metre coils

13mm Black Pre-Punched Row Hose

13mm Black Pre-Punched Row Hose

Our new 13mm bore Pre-Punched Row Hose in black.

This hose is pre-punched at either 30cm pitch or 45cm pitch, and is ready for a 5mm Straight Connector or 5mm Tee.

Supplied as standard in our large drip kits.

Applications:

NOTE: 300mm spacing is the most common plant spacing, for more intensive cultivation you can plant more than one plant per emitter.

Pre-Punched Row Hose – Supplied in nominal 32 metre coils.

AutoWater Kits

Kit 'A' - Tank to Timer Connection

Kit 'A' - Tank to Timer Connection

The Tank to Timer Connection provides the components (excluding water butt and water timer) required to connect an automatic water timer to a water butt.

The following items are included with the Kit:

Product Code Item Quantity
TFI-I-AUTOWATER Installation Guide 1
9001 Reducer 3/4" to 1/2" (M) BSP 1
9002 Washer 3/4" O.D. x 1/2" I.D - Die Cut Neoprene 1
9003 Washer 1 3/8" O.D. x 1" I.D. x 1.5 mm thick - Die cut Neoprene 1
9004 Steel Washer 48 O.D. x 26.5 I.D. x 1.5 mm thick - Zinc plated 1
9005 Large Foam Washer 47.6 O.D. x 25.4 I.D. x 2 mm thick - Neoprene sponge closed cell 1
9006 Hose Union Bib Tap 1/2" Brass - with 3/4" BSP hose connection, i.e., for 1/2" hose 1
9007 Flanged Backnut 3/4" BSP Brass overall diameter 42 mm 1
9008 Foam Washer 36.5 O.D. x 25.4 I.D. x 2 mm thick - Neoprene sponge closed cell 1
Kit 'B1' - Drip Hose Connection

Kit 'B1' - Drip Hose Connection

Kit 'B1' - Drip-Hose Connection provides the components required to connect our 10 Emitter Drip Kit to an automatic water timer.

The following items are included with the Kit:

Product Code Item Quantity
TFI-I-AUTOWATER Installation Guide 1
0502 Straight Connector (5 mm bore) 1
1303 Elbow (13mm bore) 1
1306 Black Distribution Hose (13 mm bore) 0.5m
1317 End Loop 1
13mm Black Pre-Punched Row Hose

Kit 'B4' - Multi Drip Hose Connection

Kit 'B4' - Drip-Hose Connection provides the components required to connect our 30 Emitter Drip Kit to an automatic water timer.

The following items are included with the Kit:

Product Code Item Quantity
TFI-I-AUTOWATER Installation Guide 1
0502 Straight Connector (5 mm bore) 4
1304 Tee (13mm bore) 1
1306 Black Distribution Hose (13 mm bore) 1m
1317 End Loop 2
0805 Hole Punch 1