HOW TO INSTALL DRIP EMITTERS



Emitters are one of the most popular ways to water flowers and vegitation and allow you to customize your drip line to meet various needs.  In this video we show you how to install drip emitters.

What You need for this job.

Step 1


Determine water source
Determine water source
Determine your water source and make sure it has some sort of pressure regulation on it.  Optimal pressure range is 20-40 psi.

Step 2


Attach distribution tubing to water source
Attach distribution tubing to water source
After you have determined your connection, use 1/2-inch drip distribution tubing to connect to the drip-lock fitting at your water source.

Step 3


Position distribution tubing
Position distribution tubing
Now that you’ve connected to your water source, stretch the distribution tubing to the desired length and secure it with ½-inch tubing stakes.  With emitters it is a good idea to go down the middle or back of bed and then stretch the ¼-inch tubing the individual plants.

Step 4


Perforate distribution tubing
Perforate distribution tubing
Use your punch tool to create a whole in the pipe.

Step 5


Attach barbed fitting
Attach barbed fitting
Connect a ¼-inch barbed coupling to the whole in the ½-inch distribution tubing.

Step 6


Connect drip tubing & cut to length
Connect drip tubing & cut to length
Stretch the ¼-inch tubing to length and cut it just before the stem of the plant.

Step 7


Attach drip emitter
Attach drip emitter
Attach a drip emitter and secure it with ¼-inch stake.  Make sure the emitter is pointing directly at the stem so as to best water the roots of the plant.

Step 8


Flush line
Flush line
Before securing the ½-inch tubing, it is recommended that you flush the line to get out any debris, which will clog the emitters.  Let the water run for 10-20 seconds to properly flush the line.

Step 9


Secure tubing
Secure tubing
Close off the ½-inch line with an end-cap or figure eight clamp and run the line again to ensure all the emitters are running properly without leaks or clogs.


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