Techline and Drip Emitter Tubing Installation Methods
This Tutorial will cover several ways for connecting Drip Emitter Tubing and Solid Drip Tubing to Distribution Lines. We will look at connections with no flow control and with flow control. These are recommendations based on some of the more popular methods of connections, but by no means are these the only methods for connection.
irrigationdirectConnection Methods For Netafim Techline Drip Emitter Tubing
In this installation a 1000 series system is installed on a hose or drip system in front of a multi zone timer and is under pressure at all times (constant pressure – 1000 series only). The system will feed through any sprinklers, sprayers or drip emitters that are connected to the timer, each time a zone is watered. One system can conveniently feed all of the areas automatically. The systems come complete with all the components needed to connect to a garden hose connection.
irrigationdirectEZFLO Fertilizer Illustrations For Drip Irrigation
The Air Release Valve is often overlooked but is a valuable component for maintaining a sub-surface drip irrigation system. The air release valve allows air to escape the system on it’s initial start up until the system is full of water. Once full the valve automatically closes until the cycle is finished and then allows air to flow back into the system. The air release valve helps in avoiding clogging of emitters due to back suction and will extend the long term life of the system. It also helps to avoid water hammer at the start of a watering cycle.
irrigationdirectInstallation of Air Relief Valves for Drip Irrigation Systems
Drip Irrigation to most people is an efficient and effective method of watering plants and landscapes and Lawn Irrigation is usually applied using Sprinkler Systems. It may come as a surprise that the same principals and benefits of Drip Irrigation can be applied to Lawn (Turf) Irrigation using Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation.
irrigationdirectSub Surface Lawn Irrigation Using Netafim Drip Line
Irrigation Systems using Gravity Feed as a water source are becoming increasingly popular for their environmental benefits and effectiveness for watering areas which are remote where access to pressurized water isn’t available. Irrigation Direct Canada offers an assortment of Watering Kits For Gravity Feed Systems, and also provides a number of tutorials for installation of Gravity Feed Irrigation Systems below.
There are many ways to apply water to plants with drip irrigation. The component at the end of the line that actually delivers water to the plant is called an emitter or dripper. Drip emitters may drip very slowly or output a steady flow of water. Some are staked and some stream water in “fingers” or a fine spray. Pressure-compensating drip emitters contain a rubber or silicone diaphragm that allow them to maintain the same output even if the water pressure fluctuates. Non-pressure-compensating drip emitters are less expensive but the flow will very with changes in elevation and pressure.
irrigationdirectHow To Choose Which Emitter or Dripper Is Right For Your Drip Irrigation System
An important consideration for both Drip Irrigation Systems and Sprinkler Irrigation Systems is pressure loss over distance for distribution, lateral and drip lines. The following chart illustrates basic pressure loss and flow capacity for both Poly Tubing and Schedule 40 PVC pipe.