1/2″ Weighted Airline Connector & Clamp Pack
1/2″ Weighted Airline Connector & Clamp Pack securely connects weighted Airline to Poly tubing or additional weighted Airline. Each pack includes 1 connector and 2 clamps.
The 1/2” hose connector allows you to connect 1/2” weighted airlines to poly tubing for customized hose length. This connector is a 2-way connector. This is a single-pack connector with clamps to connect at the shoreline. You should use hose clamps for added security! It is made of heavy-duty nylon.
- 1/2” hose connector
- Includes hose clamps
- Works with ½” airline
- Made of heavy-duty nylon
- Works to connect weighted airline to Poly tubing
What is the difference between Weighted and non-weighted airlines?
Basically, the difference between weighted and non-weighted airlines for aeration is where you’re using the airline. If you are running an airline above ground, use a non-weighted airline. If you are running an airline from the shoreline to your Airstone or rubber membrane, you need to use a weighted airline. The weighted airline will stay in place under the water as opposed to the non-weighted airline, which will float. Investing in a weighted airline will make your life much easier than trying to wrestle a non-weighted airline into doing a job it was never meant for.
When running an airline from your aeration system to the water’s edge, we recommend you bury it. The last thing you want is to have to deal with a cut airline. The airline can be cut by a careless landscaper, broken when large equipment drives over it or damaged by animals. To save yourself the headache of discovering your airline has a hole, you should bury it when installing it. You do not need to bury it deeply; just 4-6 inches is sufficient to protect the line. Additionally, if you feel your airline may be extra vulnerable, you can encase it in PVC before burying it.