How to Install a Drip System

How to Install a Drip System

How to Install a Drip System

Drip irrigation systems are more effective than garden and lawn sprinklers. There is less evaporation, because the drip sprinklers put the water nearer to the ground. This makes this kind of irrigation system ideal for gardeners in municipalities that often have water use restrictions. It’s possible to install a drip system using a timer attached to an outside faucet. You don’t have tap to the primary water of the house as you would for yard irrigation when you install a drip system.

Design the layout of your irrigation system. Plan the installation so you get the maximum benefit. Decide where you are going to place drip emitters, misters, soaker hoses , plastic tubing and connectors. So water flows at all times try to plan on the system. Nurseries provide this service free or for a small fee if you choose the measurements of your lawn to them.

Connect an device, or backflow preventer, to the exterior faucet. Connect a battery-operated drip system timer. Beneath twist on a water filter, the timer and then finish the control installation. This thing keeps the water pressure to the system so you don’t blow out the misters, drippers and soakers.

Lay out the lines with 1/2- or polyethylene tubing. Cut the tube, as necessary, using a utility knife. Slide pliers and elbows on the tube to make turns and to permit the water to flow along over one pipe. Twist the ends of the tube back onto itself and then tie it off with hose clamps.

Poke a hole at the top of the piping using an awl. Emitters have a finish that seals itself. Turn the water for an hour to check the diameter of the wet spot. Its size indicates to you just how close to install the rest of the emitters on your irrigation design.

Insert soakers and drip lines to the plastic tube by punching a hole with an awl. Fasten them in place.

Put. Don’t forget to check the batteries periodically.

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