The 6-outlet drip manifold is high flow PC emission device used to retrofit a sprinkler riser into an efficient six outlets drip irrigation system. The 6-outlet PC drip emitter’s manifold, round shaped housing has six independent outlets, with each outlet containing independent silicon diaphragm. The 6-outlet drip manifolds flow rates is 6.5,gallon per hour (GPH) per outlet. The 6-outlet drip manifold has a 1/2” FNPT inlet and six ports outlets that accept a 1/4” vinyl or poly distribution tubing with .150 to .170 ID or ¼” drip line or soaker line. The distribution tubing is inserted into any of the six outlets under the housing manifold and secured near the plant with a stabilizer stake. The 6-outlet pressure compensating drip irrigation manifold outlet enables long runs with smaller size delivery system and with even water distribution from all outlets.
The Drip Store’s retrofit systems can be used to convert an existing sprinkler head to a drip system without altering the flow or other capabilities of the original design. These retrofit drip heads are available in 6-outlet with barb or with barbed elbow that can be used with individual plants or groups of plants as part of any irrigation system.
Retrofit drip heads or manifolds are designed to adapt any 1/2" riser to a drip irrigation system. They may be incorporated into a new system, or used to convert an existing sprinkler to a 4- outlet drip system. Retrofitting conventional sprinkler systems to low flow water saving drip systems requires a few simple steps that include evaluation of the areas to be watered and selection of the best method to water. The most suitable uses for retrofit drip systems are shrubs, trees, roses, pots, or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using this system.
Retrofitting a conventional sprinkler system to a low flow, water saving drip irrigation system requires a few simple steps:
Step 1: Evaluate the areas to be watered. While large areas such as lawns are best watered by sprinklers, other areas, such as shrubs, trees, roses, or individual plants, can be irrigated more efficiently by using the retrofit drip heads.
Step 2: Remove the sprinkler head from the riser.
Step 3: Turn the water on and flush the line.
Step 4: Screw the 4-outlet drip head onto the riser.
Step 5: extend a 1/4” micro-tubing from the drip head to the plants or combine the micro tubing with 1/4" drip line
Step 6: Secure the 1/4"" micro-tubing with a 1/4" stake and insert the stake to ground near the plant area