I ordered a drip irrigation kit and the head assembly includes a backflow preventer, inline filter, pressure regulator, and hose adapter. I also purchased a timer. The problem is my hose adapter is only about 12 inches off the ground and I don't think everything will fit. Can someone tell me if this is a problem or if I'll be able to get some kind of short extension hose to make this work and just lay out the head assembly on the ground?
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You might want to get a Y splitter like this...
Then mount all your equipment on a pole or board attached to the house or in the ground, and use a short length of hose to connect from the Y to the equipment. This would allow you to hook up all the equipment, while not losing the use of the hose bib.
I would probably avoid just setting the stuff on the ground, it would look much neater (and likely last longer) mounted in some way off the ground.
Don't connect to your "hose adapter". Instead take the time to properly plumb your irrigation system into your "domestic" cold water system.
My (very) limited in-ground sprinkler system knowledge is pretty much documented here on SE: