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Frequent questions

Indice
FAQ – Quick connectors
FAQ – Sprays
FAQ – Automatic watering systems for balconies
FAQ – Capillary watering system
FAQ – Kit House & Garden
< a href="https://www.siroflex.it/en/faq-green-line/#programmatore-elettronico">FAQ – Electronic timer

Quick connectors

BY ASSEMBLING THE CONNECTOR WITH THE HOSE I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE GRIP RING IS SEPARATED BY THE REST OF THE CONNECTOR BODY. ON THE CONTRARY OTHER PRODUCERS HAVE A UNIQUE PIECE. CAN YOU EXPLAIN ME WHY?

R:

We thank you for the question that allows us to highlight an important quality of our article. Among the peculiar parts which give a high quality to our items (materials, mechanism with steel spring, clamping jaws on the male coupling) grip rings, separated from the connector body, are undoubtedly the Siroflex flagship. This because made of acetal copolymer (POM) while the fitting body is in polypropylene: different materials as they are suitable to perform different functions. Specifically, the acetal copolymer gives the grip ring the property of biting the hose more tenaciously, due to its elasticity and the material hardness level.

The use of a high-quality material highlights Siroflex attention to quality standards, without compromising lower production costs. This means a greater functionality and a better sealing even in case of sudden pressure variation. Assembling the grip ring on the hose in a separate way is also a great advantage.

Finally, we would like to point out that, if there is a damage, it is sufficient to replace the grip ring or the grip nut without buying the whole item again, as it happens with the competitors quick connectors. It is clear that a real saving is guaranteed only by functional and durable products, avoiding repurchasing cheap or low-quality items. About the above mentioned Siroflex value for money, it is referred to all our products.

 

Sprays

ON YOUR WEBSITE YOU HAVE A LOT OF SPRAYS! WHY SHOULD I BUY A NEW ONE WHEN I ALREADY HAVE A NOZZLE WHICH DOES ANYTHING?

R:

The nozzle is undoubtedly a versatile item which gives you a concentrated and powerful jet (useful for washing cars, floors and so on), and a nebulised water for your plants. In particular, the Siroflex nozzle offers, at a very convenient price, a superior performance compared to those of competitive products, thanks to its peculiar characteristics.

Anyway there are specific solutions for garden, plants and flowers irrigation. Siroflex sprays range aims at different needs: with a standard grip (also equipped with a tap) or with a gun grip, you can choose between a standard spray, a long-range spray and an “Siroflex” aerator-shower spray.

The latter is our peculiarity, especially indicated for the pots watering. In fact, the delicate aerator spray keeps soil from falling out of pots, while the water flow shut off allows moving from one pot to another without wetting the floor. A multifunction spray (standard or with gun grip) is also available. By rotating the spray head, you can choose four different jets.

Even in this case, Siroflex philosophy is clear, aimed at giving effectiveness and practicality; it is not a “toy" made for spectacular water games, but an article that offers, in a single solution, a standard spray, an aerator spray, a jet spray and a mist spray.

Automatic watering systems for balconies

HOW DOES IT WORK?

R:

his automatic system solves the plants irrigation problem on balconies (or indoor) lacking in water taps and sockets, especially in case of user’s absence.

A battery-operated electronic timer, equipped with a twilight sensor, gives power to a sub pump, which distributes the amount of water necessary for plants survival at dusk.

You can find all the information visting our website.

Capillary watering system

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A WATERING SYSTEM FOR MY BALCONY POTS. IF I GIVE YOU NUMBERS AND MEASURES OF THEM, COULD YOU HELP ME WITH A PROJECT AND WITH A LIST OF MATERIALS I NEED?

R:

As the Siroflex capillary watering system is very simple, you can build it on your own without specific consultations.

Unlike our competitors, Siroflex doesn’t provide any project service, for the simple reason that it is not necessary. The simplicity of the system allows anyone to proceed with the installation, achieving the result easily and with a complete satisfaction. We believe that you don’t need to be either an hydraulics engineer or a specialised installer to distribute water to your balcony pots. Siroflex designs, realises and sells “simplicity”. For this reason the consumer has to make full use of it.

As you can watch on our website: https://www.siroflex.it/en/capillary-watering-system/, a small number of fittings (just few connectors, pvc pipes and modules for a correct water distribution) will allow you to have fun and solve problems at the same time. The building is simple and intuitive, similar to the “Lego" game, with a basic setting-up that ensures a great and quick result.

As the main problem is the water distribution to the pots, you may take into account to buy our electronic timer for an automatic system, very simple to use (not like our competitors ones).

I HAVE GOT A SMALL VEGETABLE GARDEN AND I WOULD LIKE TO RATIONALISE THE IRRIGATION. WHAT CAN I DO?

R.:

You may use our capillary irrigation system which allows you to wet each plant by distributing the water available in the best way. Unlike other products on global market, our system is not a “drop to drop” one, which usually works with several drippers. This process could complicate your irrigation plant as drippers have different water flows and they are also subject to blocakge due to limescale and algae formation.

Our system works with module distributors which supply water in the most rational way. Next to the mini-sprinklers (watering plants at the base) or micro-sprayers (sprinkler irrigation) you can connect a flow regulator to the capillary hose to set the water distribution at its best. Each module has two oulets with two taps in case you want to exclude one or more irrigation points.

By wetting the bare minimum surface there is a considerable water saving, less evaporation and an efficient action against weeds and pests.

As you can watch on our website (the page dedicated to the capillary irrigation systems), the realisation of your plant will be very simple and linear, requiring neither special skills nor technicians advices: for this reason any design office would be totally unnecessary.

The above mentioned explanation concerns the water distribution (which is the fundamental problem to be solved). As regards the automation, it is possible to connect our electronic timer between the tap and the system. It will automatically open and close the water passage in the time established during your absence.

Kit House & Garden

DO I HAVE TO BUY THE GARDEN HOSE SEPARATELY?

R: Yes, because our kit doesn’t include the garden hose. Siroflex produces hoses in different lenght: 10, 15, 20, 25 and 50 meters. Please contact our Export Department for further information.

WHAT IS THIS FOR?

R:

This solves the problem of bringing the water outside when an external tap is not available; useful for car washing or plants watering. Also suitable to wash your dog if a garden tap is available but you need hot water.

By using our connectors you can fit a garden hose to your house tap and have both cold and hot water. All of this without calling a technician and having useless installations. For the handshower use, remember to check the water flow temperature anytime you pull the trigger before directing it to the body. Always turn off the main tap after use.

Electronic timer

YOUR ELECTRONIC TIMER FOR THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IS TOO EXPENSIVE: DO YOU HAVE A MORE ECONOMICAL MODEL?

R :

Our commercial choice is to focus on a single model with accurate characteristics. Indeed the 5500 Electronic Timer is in a higher price range than many products on the market. The reasons are related to the requirement of simplicity due to which our article was designed and implemented. The frequency, the start and the duration of the irrigation are programmed by adjusting three knobs: this allows you to immediately see what has been established and set each of three parameters at any time and independently. In a few words a simple switch selector combined with an electronic device: a constructive choice that is more expensive, but which guarantees the best user experience.

Another distinctive element of our article is the mechanical open/close ball valve activated by an electric motor, whereas a simple solenoid valve is used in most cases. Here too, the design features have determined a greater impact on production costs for a better performance: unlike those with solenoid valves, our timer works perfectly even in low or high pressure conditions (from 0 to 8 bar) and it is not subject to breakdowns or malfunctions due to impurities present in the water.

We apologize for the technical nature reply, but it is the only way to illustrate the convenience of the value for money of our article.

For more product details, visit our website page “Elettronic Timer“.


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