Irritec Perma-Loc Tubing x FHTS Elbow Adapter
These Perma-Loc tubing fittings are used to connect polyethylene tubing to a outdoor water spigot or the end of a garden hose to achieve a 90° turn. The female threads on this fitting are FHT (Female Hose Threads) with a swivel and are compatible with common garden hoses. They are not compatible with PVC threads and other NPT (National Pipe Thread) fittings.
The Perma-Loc connector segment of these fittings is compatible with Drip Depot polyethylene tubing of the corresponding size.Garden Hose Threads (GHT, FHT, MHT) are unique in that they make the water-tight seal with a flexible washer between the two connection pieces. Thread seal tape is not recommended since it can inhibit the full threading together of the pieces, thus not allowing a tight leak-proof seal. GHT are not compatible with NPT or IPT/IPS fittings commonly found in iron pipe or PVC water systems.
About Drip Depot Perma-Loc Drip Irrigation Fittings:
Perma-Loc fittings and adapters are heavy duty reusable connectors for all your connection needs. They are very easy to use and require no special tools. Perma-Loc fittings are available for both Tubing and Tape. The Tubing connectors can be used on blank tubing as well as drip line.
- To Use: Simply push tubing or tape over barbed end, then hand-tighten locking nut over tubing or tape for a permanent secure fit.
- To Remove: Just loosen locking nut, pull tube off and re-use as needed.
Perma-Loc fittings look similar to traditional flange and locking nut plumbing connections; however, in most cases, they work differently. Unlike a typical locking nut which comes off the fitting and slides over the tubing, a Perma-Loc locking nut is usually not removed from the fitting. The exception to this rule might be some of the larger 3/4" and above tubing fittings. Select a video from above to see how the Perma-Loc drip irrigation tubing and tape fittings work.
|Perma-Loc Size||Acceptable Inside Tubing Diameter||Acceptable Wall Thickness|
|3/8"||.510" to .580"||.035" to .055"|
|1/2"||.590" to .630"||.025" to .050"|
|3/4"||.790" to .845"||.045" to .065"|
|1"||1.025" to 1.085"||.045" to .070"|