700 Series Solid Poly Tubing DD-DH700
The 700 series solid poly tubing from Irrigation Direct is used with drip irrigation for main and lateral water lines. It has a .700 outside diameter and a .600 inside diameter giving the tubing a .050 wall thickness.
Because of its softness, drip poly tubing is not meant to be buried. If buried, the tubing may compress and reduce or cut off the flow of water. Vermin such and gophers and moles are known to chew poly tubing that has been buried.
If you need to bury your drip poly tubing, its best to sleeve the buried length with rigid PVC tubing.
Its operating pressure is 10 - to 60 psi with its optimal pressure being 30 psi. Its maximum flow rate is 240 gallons per hour. Its manufactured from high quality polyethylene resigns and UV inhibitors. With proper care and maintenance, poly tubing can last for up to 8 years. Mulching over tubing will extend the tubings life.
Solid poly tubing from Irrigation Direct comes in several lengths. Theres our 50ft, 100ft , 500ft and 1000ft rolls. The maximum distance that you can run drip tubing will vary with the number of emitters you install and the spacing between emitters.
Look for the Drip Tubing Maximum Run Chart on the overview tab on the drip tubings product page.
The 700 series tubing uses either compression or direct-loc series fittings.
Before Installing, its best to let your drip tubing sit in the sun for at least 30 minutes. This softens the tubing and allows it to unroll for easier installation.
When unrolling the tubing, start by using a tubing holder stake or heavy object to keep the tubing in place. Then unroll the tubing as you would roll a tire. This helps to help keep the tubing from spiraling and causing kinks.
Once unrolled, use tubing holder stakes at 5 to 10 foot intervals to secure the tubing in place.
Now your tubing is ready for Drip Emitters or Micro Sprays.
The 700 series solid poly tubing is just one of many professional irrigation products available from Irrigation Direct