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    Default Drop to lateral lines

    So I’m looking to switch from buckets to lines. So my question is if I have 3 taps on one tree and I run 3 drop lines how does all 3 connect to the lateral line?

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    Each drop would have T connector on the bottom that would connect to the 5/16 lateral line. Sometimes the lateral might run past the tree and other times you might make a loop around the tree each drop should have its own T connector. Then you hook your lateral to your mainline (if your using a mainline) with a saddle.Tap and Drop Line.jpgMainline Saddle and Loop.jpg


    Hope that helps
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    Do not connect more than one tap in a drop. Then tie that drop to the lateral line using a tee. That is true regardless of the lateral line diameter, 3/16 or 5/16, but I suggest in either case that the tap and drop be 5/16. Then at the low end of the lateral line you either connect it to a main line using a saddle or to a barrel (or other suitable container).
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    So just to be clear if I have 3 taps in a tree, all 3 drop lines will be connected to the lateral line separately correct? I won’t be using a main line just yet.

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    Yes that would be correct.
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