If you live where it freezes, it is a good idea to drain the water from your drip lines and the components connected to the water source. Heres how:
- Turn off the hose bibb.
- If you have a hose-end timer installed, let the system run through a watering cycle. This will open the timer and let any remaining water drain out of the timer and other components & into the drip tubing.
- If you do not have a timer installed, unscrew the drip system from the hose bibb for a few minutes to let air into the line. Reattach the line after a minute or two.
- Note: We do not recommend blowing compressed air though a drip system.
FLUSH THE LINE ANUALLY
Since drip systems operate at low pressures, sediment can settle in the line over time.
- Flush the line annually by unscrewing the end cap at the end of the line.
- Check filter screen for debris and clean if necessary.
- Turn on the hose bibb until the water runs clear from the end of the line.
- Replace the cap.
- Turn on the hose bibb and check the entire system for leaks.
REPAIR BREAKS & LEAKS
- Small holes in the line can be plugged with a goof plug.
- For larger breaks or holes in the 1/4 drip tubing, make a clean cut around the damaged area and reconnect the lines with a 1/4 barbed connector (DD-C250).
- For larger breaks or holes in the 1/2 drip tubing, make a clean cut around the damaged area and reconnect the lines with a 1/2 Direct-Loc Coupling (DL-C600).
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