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    Need some help please. I've been googling this and can't find anything. Right now I have two hose spigots on my house. they are plumbed with 1/2" pex. I'm trying to establish my yard and don't wanna throw down on a in ground sprinkler system. So i bought a splitter for each spigot and laid out some hoses with sprinklers attached. The idea was i could walk up, crack on the spigot, and all the sprinklers would water my grass.

    only problem is not enough gallons to power more than one sprinkler. So i wanted to plumb in new spigots with 3/4 pex and maybe have a better result. The guy at my home store said no one makes an anti freeze type spigot that will have better flow. he also said that plumbing even the spigot i have now with 3/4 pex (instead of 1/2) will not give me any advantage. is he right?

    he showed me how i could plumb a spigot with bigger diameter supply line but it would have to be winterized. I wanted to kinda stay away from that. we have crazy weather sometimes. I've cut my grass the day before a blizzard.

    thanks for any help.

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    1/2" pex is pitiful and 3/4" pex will get you maybe 6 gpm, enough for maybe 2 sprinklers.

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    The actual opening in the faucet is probably what is limiting the flow, unless you have a long pipe going to the faucet, and that is the same regardless of the size of the faucet.

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    The inside diameter of PEX is much smaller than pipes made from other materials.

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    I noticed all the spigots have tiny holes right in the beginning where the supply line connects. It looks like there is a ball or something in there... must be for the anti freeze.

    so the main questions I have still is:
    1)does anyone make one that has a bigger hole in it and will be anti freeze type?

    2) will running bigger pex to the one I already have help? I know that tiny hold is restrictive, but still i kinda think it might help, might not, i'm not sure. and what size would be suggested, generally speaking.

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    The pex size is probably at least part of the problem. But how many gpm do you need to get? Looking for a bibb may not solve that whole issue?

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