The 16mm to 4x 6mm Cross Connector is a very handy fitting if you are making your own irrigation system. It is great for use at the end of a line to make a 4 way manifold. You will need a short length of 16mm pipe after the fitting and an end stop. This will force water down each of the 6mm tubes and on to drippers or sprayers if pressure is high enough. You can also place it inline, even a few in a row if need be, to create a system with more outlets. As long as pressure is enough to deal with the branches, you can have as many as you need!
The 16mm to 4x 6mm Cross Connector has barbs on all of the connection points. These serve to strengthen the join when you install it, biting into the inside of the pipe. If the pipe is very cold, it can be harder to use because it becomes stiffer at low temperatures. To help with this, soak the end of the tube in some very hot water for a few seconds to make it more pliable. After that, installation should be much easier!
What are the alternatives to the 16mm to 4x 6mm Cross Connector?
If you want other DIY fittings for irrigation that have more or less outlets, then we have a couple of other options. For fewer outlets, the 16mm to 2x 6mm Cross Connector will allow 2 branches, whereas the 8 way manifold allows up to 8 6mm lines. You can see these items as well as plenty of other DIY parts on our site under the “Do It Yourself” Section. You can reach this area by clicking on this link. If you need a pump to go with these parts, you can find them right here!