I’m not much of a gearhead, but I have heard of a Y-Block engine. After I saw Y-Blocks advertised on our website, I was a bit confused, so I looked it up. I’ll quote Wikipedia: The Y-block engine is a family of overhead valve V8 automobile engines produced by Ford Motor Company. The engine is well known and named for its deep skirting, which causes the engine block to resemble a Y. It was introduced in 1954.
I’m guessing that’s not what we’re referring to when we talk about Y-blocks on our website. Here’s what I learned:
The Y-blocks we’re talking about have two uses. The first, simply, is to act like a garden hose splitter. A user can operate one pump, then use the Y-block to split the hose and have two people spraying independently from one pump. It’s a great way to maximize resources. Plus a paint job always goes faster with a partner by your side!
The second is a little more technical. Many fluids that we pump through our hoses contain particles or solids that should be mixed constantly to maintain its ideal qualities, like thickness and adhesiveness. By utilizing the Y-block, we can create a recirculation loop back to the pump. That way we continuously move the fluid within the system to help prevent the settling out of the particles or solids found in these fluids.
All of our Y-blocks can be used with hot spray systems for airless spray or air-assisted airless uses. Maximum Working Pressure is 7,250 PSI. I love simple things like the Y-Block that can make life so much better!