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The Drip Irrigation Retrofit Kit Model A450 4-Outlet PC drip manifold made by DIG corporation in the USA is used to convert a 1/2" sprinkler riser into a 4-outlet, high flow, water efficient drip irrigation system. The A450 Drip Irrigation Retrofit Kit has four pressure-compensating outlets used for watering up to four individual plants in windy areas or in oddly shaped areas that a sprinkler head cannot reach. Retrofitting some of the sprinkler risers into a drip irrigation system will not have any effect on the sprinkler system’s total flow rate. The Drip Irrigation Retrofit Kit includes a 1/2" FNPT 4-outlet pressure-compensating manifold head with a flow rate of 6 GPH (gallons per hour) per outlet. The A450 Irrigation Retrofit Kit also includes 50’ of high quality 1/4” micro tubing and all the components needed to install the kit.
Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plants' root zone in a predetermined pattern. Maintaining an optimum moisture level in the soil at all times results in less water lost to the sun and the wind. No water is wasted on non-growth areas, and the root zone is maintained at its ideal moisture level, combining the proper balance of water and air for a very efficient irrigation system.
One of the most important features of a drip irrigation system is the creation of a totally new and more favorable root zone environment within the planting. Drip irrigation sustains this environment by using low flow rates to maintain constant soil moisture levels. This encourages better growth and disease resistance by reducing plant stress
Note: The micro tubing can be buried or covered with mulch, but the end should be left above ground.
See installation instructions inside the kit box for details.
How much time to water:
For using the drip irrigation retrofit head only: If the system is comprised of only drip irrigation retrofit manifolds, then turn the water onfor 20 to 45 minutes every two to three days, depending on your location and the soil type. After a week or two check the soil and the health of the plants, and adjust the irrigation time as needed. If you have a controller and you need to add more time, adjust the time on the irrigation controller or program the controller with additional start times.
For a mix of sprinklers and drip irrigation systems:If the irrigation system is comprised of pop up sprinklers and one or more drip irrigation heads then turn the water onfor the same time that the sprinkler system was running. After a week or two check the soil and the health of the plants, and adjust the location of the drip outlets. If more water is needed, add additional drip irrigation outlets 6 to 10” from the plant.
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|1||D039||1/2" FNPT 6 GPH per Outlet, 4- Outlet Drip Manifold with Barbed Elbow Outlet, Color Black|
|4||S003||6” Supporting “V” Stake 1/8” or 1/4" Micro Tubing|
|1||T009||50’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing|
|KIT A450 contains a total of 6 pcs. for $8.25|