700 SERIES COMPRESSION FLOW CONTROL VALVE: DD-FCV700
The 700 series compression flow control valve from Irrigation Direct is used with drip irrigation to adjust or stop the flow of water through half inch solid tubing or drip emitter tubing. To use, simply the turn handle to the desired positions.
When installing, be sure to match up the drip tubing you are using to the correct compression fitting. 700 tubing uses the 700 fittings.
Look for the black compression rings at either end of the fitting. The black ring indicates 700 size
Installing a compression flow control valve is quick and easy.
To begin, simply cut your drip tubing with a pair of clippers or scissors. Make a straight cut across the pipe to ensure a tight fit. Insert your drip tubing into one end of the compression flow control valve and press inward, rocking the pipe and fitting back and forth. Use your thumb as a guide or score a mark on the tubing with your fingernail about 1 inch up from the end. Push until one inch of tubing is inserted into the fitting
When installing in cold weather, it helps to dip the tubing in warm water for a few minutes to soften the ends.
Compression fittings make a very tight seal and are difficult to pull apart. If you plan to reuse fittings or detach your drip tubing, use our Direct-Loc Flow Control Valve
Direct-Loc fittings are perfect if you need to remove tubing for the winter.
Compression fittings come in several sizes and all are color coded for easy identification. Other common sizes are 620, 710, and for 3/4 drip tubingthe 940 series.
Green rings indicate 620 RainDrip tubing
Blue rings indicate 710 drip tubing
Gray indicates 940 or 3/4 drip tubing
For quarter inch drip tubing, use our 250 series flow control valve.
The FCV700 flow control valve is just one in a full line of half inch compression fittings available from Irrigation Direct.