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Hozelock dripper system

I have installed a Hozelock 25 pot dripper system (product no. 2804) and connected this system to my domestic water supply via a Hozelock 3 way tap connector (product no. 2250).

The dripper system has a Sensor Controller Plus with a day light sensor that adjusts the daily watering schedule to start at sunrise and sunset.

I want to water parts of my garden not reached by the dripper system by attaching a hose to the middle connection on the  3 way tap connector at times of the day when the dripper system is not scheduled to come on.

However, with all the taps and connectors open, I cannot get any water to come out of the hose.

Should I press the Water Now button on the Sensor as a manual override to cancel the currently programmed automatic watering operation?

Thanks, Paul


  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,833
    edited September 2021
    Check the direction of any Waterstop connectors you may be using.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,941
    Unless the 3 way has a controller for each outlet it shouldn't have any effect on a hose connected to it.
  • Thanks. I think the solution is pressing the Water Now button in the controller which allows water to come through the hose outlet
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,941
    Have you got the controller between the tap and the 3 way?
  • Yes

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,941
    In that case you will have to press Water Now.  I assumed the Hozelock controller was on one of the outlets.
  • Put the controller on one of the 3 way taps and that will free up the other 2 taps to use as you please. You’ll need a separate controller for the hose. I run 4 controllers off a 4 way tap connector all connected to different sprinklers around the garden. 
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