Installing a goof plug.Also, called a "mistake plug", it is great for plugging small holes in drip mainline tubing. If you need to move an emitter or a 1/4" barbed fitting, just pull it out and replace it with a goof plug.
A 1/2" Flow Control Valve allows you to reduce the flow to a drip main line shut it off completely.
Connecting different sizes of drip tubing.
Use adapter compression fittings to join drip mainline tubing of different sizes. Note that colored compression rings correspond to tubing size. For more information on tubing sizes, read "What size is my drip tubing?".
700 (black rings) x 710 (blue rings) -DD-CCA700-710
700 (black rings) x 620 Raindrip (green rings) - DD-CCA700-620
700 (black rings) x 580 (yellow rings) -DD-CCA700-580
700 (black rings) x 455 (red rings) - DD-CCA700-455
Build your own compression fittings
You can easily convert a 1/2" slip PVC fitting to a compression fitting.
Apply PVC glue to 1/2" slip fitting
Apply glue to compression ring
Insert compression ring into PVC fitting
Finished compression ring installation
1/4" Drip Micro Irrigation Tubing & Barbed Fittings
Also called "distribution tubing" or "spaghetti tubing", the most common size is .250" O.D. (Outer Diameter) x .170" I.D. (InnerDiameter) . This micro irrigation tubing is available in Polyethylene (PE) "Poly" or Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) "Vinyl".1/4" Vinyl Tubing is heavier than 1/4" Poly Tubing. Vinyl tubing more flexible and easier to work with, but is also more expensive.
This drip micro irrigation tubing is most often designed to branch off from main line drip irrigation tubing to individual plants. Drip emitters are attached to the ends of 1/4" drip micro irrigation tubing and staked next to plants. Check out this basic installation tutorial to learn aboutchoosing the best drip irrigation emitter.
1/4" drip micro irrigation tubing does not have the same water carrying capacity as 1/2" drip irrigation tubing. Keep the following restrictions in mind when using 1/4" drip micro irrigation tubing:
Maximum Run per branch: 50 ft
Maximum Flow Rate: 30 gph
We carry the following sizes of 1/4" drip tubing:
1/4" Drip Tubing (250) Poly - 100 ft
1/4" Drip Tubing (250) Poly - 1000 ft
1/4" Drip Tubing (250) Vinyl - 100 ft
1/4" Drip Tubing (250) Vinyl - 1000 ft
Install 1/4" drip tubing with barbed fittings. The barbs are is inserted into the tubing and require no glue.
Use scissors to cut 1/4" solid micro tubing.
Our Deluxe Hole Punch cuts a clean hole in main line drip tubing. 1/4" barbed fittings are inserted into the hole.
Insertingbarbed coupling into main line Barbed coupling with micro tubing
Barbed coupling attached to 1/4" micro tubing
Attaching 1/4" tubing to 1/4"barbed tee 1/4" tubing attached to barbed tee
Insertingbarbed tee into main line tubing Barbed tee attached to 1/2" main line
Inserting barbed elbow into 1/4" drip micro tubing
Inserting barbed elbow into drip main line
A barbed cross connects 4 lengths of 1/4" drip micro tubing
To cap off 1/4" drip micro tubing, install a goof plug.
Abug plugwill keep insects from crawling into 1/4" drip micro tubing while water flows freely.
A 1/4" Flow Control Valve allows you to reduce the flow to a drip line shut it off completely.
The 1/4" Flow Control Valve can also be attached directly to drip mainline tubing .
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