The Drip Store’s 1/2” FNPT adapter with 1/4” barbed tee allows a 1/2” riser to run a 1/2” drip system using 1/4” drip line and 1/4” micro tubing with drip emitters in two directions. Using the 1/2” adapter the user may need to close all other outlets or to convert all outlets to this method to start a drip irrigation system. The adapter allows the use of 1/4” micro tubing, 1/4” drip line, 1/4” connectors if needed, and emitters or micro sprayers.
Retrofit accessories including adapters, reducers and extensions are designed to incorporate a drip outlet or system into an existing sprinkler system, by converting a 1/2” riser in the existing system to a drip irrigation outlet, without disturbing the flow of the other sprinklers on the line.
Retrofit drip irrigation is controlled either manually or by using an automatic timer. The retrofit adapter can be used to mount onto the 1/2” riser one of many options of drip emitters to water shrubs, baskets, containers and individual plants that the sprinkler head may not cover sufficiently, while a drip outlet can do it with pinpoint efficiency.
Retrofitting conventional sprinkler systems to low flow, water saving drip systems requires a few simple steps that include the evaluation of the areas to be watered. While large areas such as lawns are best watered by sprinklers, other areas, such as shrubs, roses or individual plants, can be irrigated more efficiently by using one of our retrofit systems.