Installing Different Water Devices - All Types
Installing Different Water Devices – all types
Drip Emitters: Drip emitters are installed using one of two different methods. The first method is installing the emitter’s barbed end directly into the 1/2” drip mainline buy using a hole punch.
The second method is to attach the drip emitter into 1/4” micro tubing then attaching the micro tubing to the 1/2” mainline with a barbed connector and hole punch. The second method is used when plants are away from the 1/2” mainline. Use a micro tubing stake holder to hold emitters in place.
Soaker Hose Dripline: Install soaker hose dripline as you would your mainline. Before unrolling, it’s best to let the tubing sit in the sun for 30 minutes or more. Unroll the tubing as you would unroll a tire down the lengths of your garden rows or through your shrubs and ground cover. For 1/2” size soaker hose, use compression or Direct-Loc fittings to attach the soaker hose to the drip mainline. For 1/4” size soaker hose, use barbed fittings to connect the soaker hose to 1/2” drip mainline. Use soaker hose dripline to create drip rings around medium and large shrubs and small to large trees.
Sprayers and Bubblers: Sprayers and bubblers can be installed using three different methods. The first method is installing sprayers and bubblers with barbed ends directly into 1/2” drip mainline.
The second method is attaching sprayers and bubblers with threaded ends onto fixed stakes with preinstalled vinyl tubing or onto rigid risers with a clip stake to make an adjustable height sprayer.
The third method is installing sprayers and bubblers that come preinstalled on a 6” stake. Each stake comes with a 1/4” barbed inlet that attaches to micro tubing and then attaches to 1/2” drip mainline.