How to attach Lawn Belt to PVC Pipe
(converter fitting to PVC Pipe installation)
You can attach Lawn Belt directly to a PVC Pipe or Sprinkler Manifold. Because Lawn Belt accepts most 1/2" sprinkler heads, sprinkler parts and accessories, attaching our sprinkler system into a PVC Pipe may make good sense if you already have an existing system.
Because the inside of Lawn Belt is diamond in shape you must install a converter fitting before attaching a PVC Pipe to it.
Converting Lawn Belt to PVC Pipe allows you to quickly and easily expand your PVC sprinkler system by adding Lawn Belt to it.
Best of all converting Lawn Belt to PVC Pipe is easy! The Converter and Insert Fitting are simply attached into the end of Lawn Belt and then clamped down. Then a 1"×3/4" male adapter enables you to glue it directly into your PVC Pipe.
Why convert Lawn Belt to PVC Pipe
- Quickly add LB sprinkler zones to PVC
- Add an additional spigot
- Create a Lawn Belt source for a drip system from PVC
- Move water to a water garden or pond
- Irrigate a vegetable garden
- Provide a water station for you pets
- Create a remote fountain in your garden
What we'll need to convert Lawn Belt to PVC Pipe
- Utility Knife
- 5/16" box wrench or Flat Headed Screw Driver
- Teflon Plumbers Tape
- PVC Pipe Cement
Sprinkler Parts Required
- Converter Fitting (available only at our online store)
- 1/2 barbed x 3/4 Poly Male Insert Adapter fitting (avail your local hardware store where PVC Pipe is sold)
- 3/4×1 PVC Female Adapter (avail your local hardware store where PVC Pipe is sold)
Note: If you're attaching Lawn Belt to 3/4" PVC Pipe you'll need a 3/4"×3/4" PVC female adapter.
If you're attaching Lawn Belt to 1/2" PVC Pipe you'll need a 3/4"×1/2" PVC female adapter.
Note: To ensure a tight leak free System, wrap fitting connections with Teflon Plumber Tape (available at any hardware store). Do not over wrap.
Areas to wrap Teflon:
- Converter fitting over rib (rib is located 1/8" away from flange)
- Insert fitting (both ends)
- PVC Adapter fitting (male end)
Converter fitting to Poly Insert fitting
First place the small converter clamp over the end of the Lawn Belt Converter. Loosely tighten the Converter Clamp making sure the screw is on the BOTTOM.
On the converter make sure that the word "UP" is in the top side.
Next push the 1/2" Poly Insert fitting completely into the Converter Fitting.
Finish tightening the Converter Clamp (again making sure the screw is on the BOTTOM). The barbed fitting should NOT be able to move once the clamp is tightened.
Connecting Lawn Belt to the Converter Fitting
Place clamp over the end of Lawn Belt.
Remember that Lawn Belt has a top and bottom. The top is the flat flange and the bottom is pointed part.
Loosely tighten the large Lawn Belt Clamp making sure the screw is on the BOTTOM.
Make sure converter fitting is wrapped with Teflon Plumbers Tape to seal.
With the converter fitting in facing "UP" and Lawn Belt facing "UP" insert the Converter fitting into the end of the Lawn Belt.
Keep pushing until the end of the Lawn Belt is squarely against the Converter Flange.
Finish tightening the large Lawn Belt Clamp (again making sure the screw is on the BOTTOM).
Tip: If the fitting is too tight try using a small amount of dishwasher soap over fitting and carefully work it back and forth around the opening while pushing.
Gluing the PVC Pipe to the Adapter Fitting
Lastly we need to glue the 1/2" PVC pipe to the our new end connection.
First we will need to wrap the 3/4" PVC adapter end with Teflon Tape.
Next screw on 3/4" × 1" PVC adapter to the 3/4" end of the insert fitting.
Next, apply PVC Pipe Primer / Cleaner to the PVC Pipe and to inside of adapter fitting.
Finally, apply PVC Cement to the PVC Pipe and to inside of adapter fitting. (same areas)
Quickly insert into end twisting slightly to ensure an even seal.
Enjoy years trouble free watering!
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First wrap 1/2" end on Insert Fitting with Teflon. Then push 1/2" × 3/4" Poly Insert Fitting into Lawn Belt Converter. Then push the 1/2" Poly Insert fitting completely into the Converter Fitting and tighten clamp.
Next wrap converter fitting at rib with Teflon. Make sure Converter and Lawn Belt are both in the "UP" position and that both clamps tightening screws are on the bottom.
Push Converter into the end of the Lawn Belt all the way until it is fits squarely against the Converter Flange. Then tighten the large Lawn Belt clamp.
Next wrap the male end of the Insert fitting with Teflon and screw on 3/4"×1" PVC Female Adapter until tight.
Finally glue 1" PVC Pipe to the inside of the adapter.