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Large Drip Irrigation and Micro Sprayer Kit with High Flow Battery-Operated Controller, Model K004


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Our large drip irrigation and micro sprayer kit with 15 Micro Sprinklers, 50 1 GPH PC Drip Emitters and 3/4" high flow battery-operated controller can be uses to automated a complete system for gardens planted with roses, shrubs, ground cover, flowerbeds and trees with up to 750 SF.

Part #: K004
$163.49 ea.
  ( 2 ratings/reviews )

See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.

The K004 Drip and Micro Sprayer Kit is The Drip Store's expanded, deluxe, custom designed kit that contains a high flow digital battery-operated controller, 200’ of high quality 1/2" drip hose with .600” ID x .700” OD and all the parts needed to complete a large micro irrigation system. The watering components include 15 pre-assembled micro sprayers with 5 at 360-degree, 5 at 180-degree, 5 at 90-degrees, 50 1-gallon per hour (GPH) pressure compensating drip emitters, and 20 adjustable drip emitters on spikes. In addition the Drip Irrigation and Micro Sprayer Kit includes a wide range of components used to install a drip and micro sprayer irrigation system capable of watering a garden planted with roses, shrubs, ground cover, flowerbeds and trees up to 750 SF. This Drip Irrigation and Micro Sprayer Kit can accommodate expansion up to 1200 SF using additional drip hose, drip emitters and micro sprayers.

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 and micro sprinklers can 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.

The Model K004 Drip Irrigation and Micro Sprayer Kit is a complete kit that has all the parts needed, including a battery operated controller, to install a drip and micro sprayer system from a hose faucet (spigot).

Note: The pressure regulator (included) is used to lower the incoming pressure to the micro sprinklers and drip emitters to the suggested operating pressure of 25 PSI, which is in the range of recommended pressures for a drip or micro-sprinkler system.

Suggestion in connecting the 1/2" compression drip fittings. To install the 1/2" compression fittings, cut the drip tubing with a hand pruner, being careful to keep dirt from entering the line. Hold the compression fitting in one hand and the drip tubing in the other and force the drip tubing into the fitting by wiggling it from side to side. Make sure that the drip tubing is pushed into the compression fitting for about 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch for a very tight fit. No glue or clamps are required.

By: dunecrane, 05/19/12

Unbelievable how fast I was able to configure all of our beds. Running a controller on either side of the house, and I would never go back to hand watering again. left everything but the controllers out all winter here in Central Indiana, and everything worked perfectly when I put the controllers back out this spring. I have replaced the fittings between the faucet and controller with brass. No matter what I did, the included plastic pieces always leaked there, perhaps due to heat from the sun. I would recommend this system to anyone. So easy to use, and such an incredible value.

By: docslinger, 05/29/08

I finished installing my K004 kit in my 20x48 side yard a week ago. So far, everything works beautifully. I felt the K004 kit was, overall, a good deal, and it simplified my DIY installation of drip irrigation. Even though I didn't use all the parts and I had to buy others that weren't included, it was still immensely helpful to be able to start with a set of pieces that are guaranteed to play together.

The directions are easy to follow. It took me about half an hour to figure out how the head assembly went together. At first I had a hard time attaching/removing connectors to the poly tubing and microtube -- quite a workout for my muscles! -- until I wised up and started using hot water and pliers.

Some helpful hints for others contemplating the K004 kit...

- Order a roll of teflon tape for taping the threaded parts in your head assembly. The K004 kit doesn't come with it, but the instructions call for it, and you'll probably need it to prevent leaks. If you don't already have some, save yourself a trip to Home Depot and just order it (part A042) when you order your K004 kit ;)

- The kit doesn't include drip line with embedded emitters. Depending on your garden, this may or may not be an issue. In my case, I was originally planning to use the kit's microsprayers on my flower beds, but then I realized that drip line would be more appropriate for flower beds that have a large number of varying-sized shrubs. Plan ahead and save yourself another trip to Home Depot ;)

- If you do end up using drip line, you'll also need additional stakes (part S006) for holding it down. The K004 kit only has 30 of them. Save yourself a trip to every Home Depot in a 15-mile radius because I found HD is often out of them ;) Figure you'll need to stake down every 3 feet or so.

- If you'll be attaching a lot of microtubing to your mainline (say, for container plants and shrubs LIMIT 1 ; you'll probably need more 1/4" microtubing and 1/4" barb connectors (SF001).

- If you want to hook up both your drip system and a hose (say, for washing the car) to the same hose bibb, order a Y connector. Sorry, I don't have the part # on that one, but I know The Drip Store carries this item because I ordered mine from them.

- Remember to clean your tubing punch with a toothpick after each hole you punch. This will help prevent debris from getting into your tubes.

Bottom line, I'm a satisfied customer. Since I just installed, I can't comment (yet) on durability, but maybe I'll be back to do that after a few Colorado winters...

  • Dripper flow rate: .5 GPH Black, 1 GPH Black
  • Maximum incoming operating pressure: 100 PSI
  • Operating pressure: 25 to 30 PSI

Installation for K004

 

This kit has all the parts needed to start the system connecting to a faucet.  The Drip Store also includes instructions on how to start the system from a PVC pipe or a pipe thread.

Starting the irrigation system from a faucet:

  1. First connect a battery-operated controller to the faucet (model C000 - included in this kit) using the FHT and MHT fittings included.
  2. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT backflow device (model A015) to the controller MHT nipple or to the faucet if not used with the controller.
  3. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT filter (model F300) to the backflow device if used, or directly to the controller male outlet or to faucet.
  4. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT pressure regulator (model A013) to the filter.

Optional: Starting the irrigation system from a PVC pipe:

  1. Glue to a 3/4" PVC pipe a PVC adapter (model P367 - not included.)
  2. Connect the MPT x MHT nipple to the outlet side of the controller (model A010.)
  3. Connect the 3/4" battery-operated controller (model C000) to the nipple.
  4. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT filter (model F300) to the backflow device, if used, or directly to the controller male outlet or to faucet.
  5. Connect the 3/4"  25 PSI FHT x MHT pressure regulator (model A013) to the filter.

Steps to connect all others components:

  1. To the 3/4" FHT x MHT pressure regulator connect the 3/4" FHT swivel adapter (model LF503), to the adapter connect the poly tubing and lay out the drip tubing to the garden area.
  2. Use the 1/2" elbow (model LF007) as needed.
  3. Use 1/2" coupling .700 O.D. (model LF001) to connect additional 1/2" drip tubing, or for repair.
  4. Used the 1/2" tee (model LF005) to split the 1/2" drip tubing if neededor for making a loop from the 1/2" drip hose around a tree.
  5. Turn the water on and flush the line, and then close the end of the 1/2" drip tubing (model T003) using hose end (model A006).
  6. Use the 1/4" micro tubing (model T010) to extend from the drippers to the plants that are far from the 1/2" drip tubing.  If all the plants are next to the path of the 1/2" drip tubing, the 1/4" micro tubing is not needed.
  7. Use the 1/4" barb (model SF001) to connect the 1/4" micro tubing to the 1/2" drip tubing. To connect the 1/4" micro tubing to the 1/2" drip tubing punch a hole in the 1/2" drip hose using the punch (model A019) and insert the 1/4" barb, then connect the 1/4" micro tubing to the barb.

Micro sprayers have small droplets and a low flow application rate. Micro sprayer’s irrigation can prevent plant stress by maintaining low water tension in the soil using a low flow application rate. Use the micro sprayers to water groundcover, flowerbeds, or areas where drippers are not practical, such hillsides, or when low volume, overhead irrigation is desired. Like the drippers, the micro sprayers operate at low pressure but have a larger range of flow rates and diameters.

  1. Install the micro sprayers (model MSA001, 002 and 003) every 4-6’ using the 360, 180 or 90-degree patterns.
    1. First, (if not assembled) thread the micro sprayer into the 24” micro tubing assembly and insert and press the end of the micro tubing into the clip area of the clip stake. Make sure that the micro tubing and the micro sprayers are about an inch above the clip stake. Punch a hole in the drip hose and insert the 1/4" barb on the micro tubing/stake assembly into the drip hose. Place the stake assembly 6-8” above the ground.

For maximum system expansion using a single water source, and to better control the system’s total flow rate, use (model D076) I GPH (gallon per hour) drippers. We recommend using drippers of the same flow rate to resolve the difficulty of irrigating a garden planted with a diversity of plant types and sizes, for example a garden with trees, shrubs, groundcovers, bulbs and perennials installed on the same system. To increase the amount of water applied to larger or thirstier plants, simply add more drippers, at intervals of 12-16”, around the plant. This method provides the plant with a larger wetted area to cover a larger section of the plant root zone. By adjusting watering time, the right amount of water can then be applied evenly to all the plants.

  1. Use 1-GPH PC-drippers for a variety of plant sizes and spacing:

Suggested number of drippers per plant:

  1. Plants in close spacing: place one 1-GPH dripper every 10" to 12".
  2. Small plants up to 2 feet high spaced a few feet apart: use one 1-GPH dripper per plant.
  3. Plants 2' to 3' high: use two 1-GPH drippers per plant spaced 12" apart.
  4. Plants 3' to 5' high: use three or four 1-GPH drippers per plant, spaced 12" apart or loop the drip hose around the plant and insert the drippers every 12".
  5. Plants 5' to 7' high: use four to six 1-GPH drippers per plant, spaced 12" apart or loop the drip hose around the plant with the drippers in preset spacing.

 

  1. Use one 360-degree, adjustable dripper (model D032) per plant. The cap produces a gentle stream pattern that can be adjusted from small to large coverage by rotating the dripper cap. This dripper has a 1/4" barb and a 5" spike.  Be aware that if the flow rate is turned to the maximum of 10 GPH, it will limit the flow capacity of the system. 
  2. Use the punch (model A019) to punch hole in the 1/2" drip tubing for the insertion of the drippers and 1/4" fittings if needed.
  3. The 1/2" stake (model S006) is used to secure the 1/2" drip hose to the ground. Place every 4' to 6' apart or as needed.
  4. Use goof plugs (if needed) (model SF007) to repair small holes in the 1/2" drip tubing. The goof plug may also be used to close the end of the 1/4" micro tubing.

See installation instructions inside for details.

How much time to water:  Turn the water onfor 45 minutes to 1 hour every two 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 havean irrigation controller and you need to add more time, adjust the time on the controller or program the controller with additional start-times.

 

Kit QtyPart #ImageDescription
6A006A006 :  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing
1A010A010 : 3/4” MPT x  3/4” MHT Nipple 3/4” MPT x 3/4” MHT Nipple
1A013A013 : 3/4 in.   FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI 3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI
1A015A015 : Backflow Preventer 3/4 in.  FHT x  3/4 in.  MHT Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT
1A019A019 : Palm Hole Punch Palm Hole Punch
1C000C000 : DIG Corporation Battery Operated Controller with Inline Valve  DIG Corporation Battery Operated Controller with Inline Valve
20D032D032 : Adjustable Drip Emitter on Spike 360-Degree              Adjustable Drip Emitter on Spike 360-Degree
50D076D076 : 1 GPH PC Drip Emitter,  Color Black, DIG DIG1 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Black, DIG
1F300F300 : 3/4 in.   in. Y in.  Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green 155 mesh, polyester screen, green3/4" "Y" Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green
5LF001LF001 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Coupling  1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling
5LF005LF005 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Tee  1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee
5LF007LF007 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Elbow  1/2" .700 OD Compression Elbow
1LF503LF503 : 3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer  3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer
5MSA001MSA001 : 360° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly  360° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly
5MSA002MSA002 : 180° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly  180° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly
5MSA003MSA003 : 90° Spray Jet on stake Assembly  90° Spray Jet on stake Assembly
15S005S005 : 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or  1/4” Micro Tubing 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro Tubing
30S006S006 : 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing
15SF001SF001 : 1/4 in.   Barbed Connector, Long 1/4" Barbed Connector, Long
2SF007SF007 : Goof Plugs, Strip of 10  Goof Plugs, Strip of 10
2T003T003 : DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 OD 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 ODDIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 OD
1T010T010 : 100’, 1/4 in.  Vinyl Brown Micro Tubing  100’, 1/4" Vinyl Brown Micro Tubing
KIT K004 contains a total of 178 pcs. for $163.49
ImageDescriptionPart #PriceQty.
A006 :  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing A006$0.13 ea.
A010 : 3/4” MPT x  3/4” MHT Nipple 3/4” MPT x 3/4” MHT NippleA010$0.55 ea.
A013 : 3/4 in.   FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI 3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSIA013$5.59 ea.
A015 : Backflow Preventer 3/4 in.  FHT x  3/4 in.  MHT Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHTA015$3.11 ea.
A019 : Palm Hole Punch Palm Hole PunchA019$1.74 ea.
C000 : DIG Corporation Battery Operated Controller with Inline Valve  DIG Corporation Battery Operated Controller with Inline Valve C000Discontinued
D032 : Adjustable Drip Emitter on Spike 360-Degree              Adjustable Drip Emitter on Spike 360-Degree D032$0.58 - $0.55 ea.
D076 : 1 GPH PC Drip Emitter,  Color Black, DIG, DIG DIG1 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Black, DIG, DIGD076$0.25 - $0.28 ea.
F300 : 3/4 in.   in. Y in.  Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green 155 mesh, polyester screen, green3/4" "Y" Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green, 155 mesh, polyester screen, greenF300$9.50 ea.
LF001 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Coupling  1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling LF001$0.48 ea.
LF005 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Tee  1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee LF005$0.72 ea.
LF007 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Elbow  1/2" .700 OD Compression Elbow LF007$0.69 ea.
LF503 : 3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer  3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer LF503$0.81 ea.
MSA001 : 360° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly  360° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly MSA001$1.04 ea.
MSA002 : 180° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly  180° Spray Jet on Stake Assembly MSA002$1.04 ea.
MSA003 : 90° Spray Jet on stake Assembly  90° Spray Jet on stake Assembly MSA003$1.04 ea.
S005 : 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or  1/4” Micro Tubing 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro TubingS005$0.13 ea.
S006 : 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip TubingS006$0.28 ea.
SF001 : 1/4 in.   Barbed Connector, Long 1/4" Barbed Connector, LongSF001$0.07 - $0.12 ea.
SF007 : Goof Plugs, Strip of 10  Goof Plugs, Strip of 10 SF007$0.48 - $0.29 ea.
T003 : DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 OD, 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 OD 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 ODDIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 OD, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 ODT003$10.99 ea.
T010 : 100’, 1/4 in.  Vinyl Brown Micro Tubing  100’, 1/4" Vinyl Brown Micro Tubing T010$7.89 ea.