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500', 12” spacing, 1/2" (17 mm) .95 GPH , PC Drip Line


500 ft. , 12” spacing, 1/2 in.  (17 mm) .95 GPH , PC Drip Line PC Drip Line
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Drip Line

The Drip Stores’ 12” spacing pressure compensating brown drip line from DIG Corp is available in 500’ and with a flow rate of .95 GPH.

Part #: DL077
$109.66 ea.
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The Drip Store’s Excel Pressure Compensating Drip Line from DIG Corp is extruded tubing with self-contained, flow regulated emitters molded into the inside wall of the drip tubing in preset spacing. Both the tubing and the drip emitters are manufactured from the finest quality resins using a process to form a product that emits water uniformly from each emitter, year after year.

The Excel Inline PC drip emitters contain a diaphragm that continuously adjusts to varying water pressure to ensure a constant flow rate. The diaphragm inside the inline drip emitter allows particles to pass through the dripper without harming it, providing reliable performance and a longer life. This method of continuous flushing and wide flow path allows the drip emitter to operate at optimal flow rates under extreme conditions. PC inline drip emitters discharge the same amount of water under a wide pressure range, providing high uniformity and longer run on any topography.

For commercial and residential applications, use this drip line with our 17 mm barbed fittings and with our line of Nut Lock fittings. The drip line can be installed below or above the ground and if used above the ground can be covered with mulch to blend it with the landscape. Our PC drip line can be used for installation in planters, island, home gardens, trees, and in landscape areas.

Versatility: The Excel PC drip line is designed for placement in both new and existing landscape area including green-roof areas, and used for below ground or above the surface. The Excel PC drip line is ideal for installation on difficult terrain such as on slopes, in oddly shaped areas, and in windy sites.

Durability: Our Excel drip line is designed to withstand the harshest field conditions, and is manufactured of high quality, highly durable plastics containing added quantities of carbon black compound, making it resistant to the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.

Root Zone: One of the most important aspects of drip irrigation is the fact that, in many instances, a totally new and more favorable root zone is created and a relatively constant soil moisture level can be maintained.

Uniformity and lower maintenance: With higher uniformity over a wide range of pressures, the Excel™ pressure compensating drip line from DIG Corp offers many advantages in site preservation and maintenance, such as even uniformity over a longer lateral run with smaller size valves due to a smaller sized delivery system, no watering of streets and sidewalk, no above ground sprinklers to brake or replace and no water runoff.

Choosing the proper drip irrigation method based on soil type:
When using drip irrigation it is important to select the correct application rate and spacing in order to achieve the right soaked pattern shape. In sandy soil, water tends to drain quickly (gravitational force) with little lateral movement, so applying a higher flow rate over a given time period will produce a wider pattern. Using point source irrigation with .5 GPH drip emitters for one hour will provide a smaller soaked area then using 1 GPH for the same time, due to the soil characteristics.

By: tsrmxracing, 04/09/12

Used it to irrigate down all the rows in the garden, two raised beds and the wife's flower garden. Works great, fast order processing and shipment!!

Thanks

  • Bending radius: 2' (60cm) minimum
  • Color: Brown
  • Filter requirement: 155 Mesh
  • Flow rate: .95 GPH
  • Materials: Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 NT linear low-density polyethylene resin
  • Operating pressure: 12 to 50 PSI
  • Size: 1/2" .570 ID x .670 OD (17mm)
  • Spacing: 12", 18"
  • Warranty: Five year manufacturer’s limited warranty
  • Available in 100' and 500' coils (special order available in 1000' and with other spacing)
  • Clogging is also reduced due to the dripper's filter intake area being continuously flushed by the water flow
  • Contains the Dow FINGERPRINT™ (trace element) for identification in the event of failure
  • Flexible tubing for easy installation
  • Flow regulated, self flushing inline emitters deliver equal flow at a wide range of operating pressures
  • Flow uniformity regardless of operating pressure and variation along the line
  • Made of three (3) individual sections including a cylindrical plastic housing with labyrinth
  • Resistant to chemicals and fertilizers commonly used in landscaping
  • The Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 linear low-density polyethylene includes an anti-oxidant to protect the end product from thermal degradation with 5% concentrated carbon black.
  • The drip line is marked with flow rate, size and date for easy identification
  • The dripper and the diaphragm are self-contained units that are molded to the interior wall of the tubing
  • The Excel™ PC series drip line is made of Dow’s FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 NT linear low-density polyethylene resin with 5% UV resistance.
  • The PC drip line exhibits a combination of outstanding environmental stress-cracking resistance and burst strength.
  • Turbulent flow through a large labyrinth water passage helps reduce clogging
  • Two (2) flow rates to provide maximum flexibility in a variety of applications
  • Two (2) outlets per dripper ensures a reduced chance of clogging
  • Used for above or below grade installation

Installation for 17 mm PC Drip Line

The drip line can be installed below or above the ground and if used above the ground can be covered with mulch to blend it with the landscape.  To connect the drip line to the drip tubing, use our 17 mm drip fittings, .700 OD compression fittings with black insert or use our Nut Lock fittings. 

Some knowledge about drip irrigation systems can give a well-informed contractor or installer an advantage in a very competitive market. Many installations could benefit from the addition of drip irrigation, such as in strip planting, sloped areas, and windy areas or in oddly shaped areas.  Contractors or installers with expertise in micro irrigation can select the appropriate installation method and products for applications such as overlap irrigation on slopes using drip line with pre-inserted drip emitters (in a variety of spacing and low flow rates), strip planting using a below grade drip system with check valve, shrubs and groundcovers using drip line with 12” to 24” spacing, a conventional irrigation method of PVC pipe with risers using multi outlet drip emitters or, for oddly shaped flowerbeds or closely spaced plantings, using  micro sprayers in a variety of flow rates and diameters. Each of these options provides the contractor with the tools and the flexibility to offer his customers installation packages that include a blend of options, which set him apart from his competitors.

 

Suggestions for below grade installation of drip line:

  • Depth, layout uniformity and drip lateral position are very important with drip line installation. Installing the drip line too deep, uneven spacing between the laterals or positioning the laterals in sloping areas may result in less water available near the surface, and uneven water distribution for germination, new plantings and transplanted or small plants, while too shallow a layout or positioning of the drip line may result in restricted maintenance practices that may result in damage to the drip line.
  • Where it is feasible excavate the entire area to the depth recommended for the layout of the drip line, or trench a ditch 4" to 5" deep for placing the drip line, starting 2" to 4" from sidewalk or curb.
  • If the system is installed below grade, an air vacuum relief valve is required. The air relief valve has been designed to allow air into a subsurface drip line after water is shut off to prevent clogging of below grade drip irrigation systems due to dirt suction under vacuum conditions. It also prevents infiltration of toxic substances into the drip system and allows the release of air from the system when the water is turned on. Install an air vacuum relief valve at the highest point of each zone.
  • The drip line should be first laid out in the field and secured into the ground using 1/2" plastic stakes before connecting the drip line to the manifold.
  • Flushing: Prior to testing leave the end of the main line and laterals open. Then the system should be partially back-filled, leaving all joints and connections exposed. Then flush the system of all debris, dirt and foreign matter. Close the end line and all laterals.
  • Pressure test the system with a minimum of 25 PSI prior to back-filling the drip line to identify leaks in the drip line, fittings and the drip zone.
  • The controller, should be selected with care, especially if it will be running both drip and sprinkler zones. The ideal controller will have an independent program for each valve, or two to four programs for flexibility of each zone. Standard electric remote control valves model C022 to C025, 3/4” to 2” AC or model C041 to C044, 3/4” to 2” battery operated controllers can be used in the installation, however, care should be taken to review the flow characteristics of the zone that the valve or controller will be accommodating.

Drip line close loop installation detail below grade

  1. Plant all large trees and shrubs, 10 gallons and up.
  2. Install control wires and lay them to the side or below the main line.
  3. Install remote control valve or battery operated controller with a filter and pressure regulator below grade.
  4. Install supply main line and connect to electric remote control valve or battery operated controller.
  5. Flush and test supply line.
  6. Place Excel PC drip line at the row spacing recommended and to a depth of 4" and cap off all openings to prevent dirt entering the drip line by using model A006 hose end.
  7. At the beginning and end of each drip line, trench a large opening in the ground perpendicular to the drip line rowsand connect the drip line to the PVC pipe or poly tubing supply line to form a closed loop.
    1. If a 3/4” PVC pip is used as the main line, a 1/2” outlet in needed per each drip line utilizing SCH 40 slip tee with 1/2” FNPT outlet. You can use our model P101, PVC tee. To the 1/2” PVC outlet connect a 1/2” male adapter with barb model LF309 and then, connect the drip line to the PVC supply line. Repeat the steps at the other side with a close loop system
    2. If a poly tubing is used as the main line, a 1/2” outlet in needed per each drip line utilizing a 17 mm barbed tee model LF305. To the 1/2” barbed tee connect the drip line. Repeat the steps at the other side with a close loop system
  8. Install air/vacuum relief valve model A141 inside 6" irrigation box at the highest elevation point within the zone.
  9. Install a flush valve or ball valve inside 6" irrigation box at the end of the main supply line to be used for flushing.
  10. Plant all small sized shrubs and flowers.
  11. Remove all rocks from excavated area and do not backfill the trenches with rocks, preventing any damage to the drip line.
  12. Turn the water on and flush the line and test the entire system, checking all connections and the drip line for leaks.
  13. Inspect and replace leaking and damaged parts.
  14. Test the system again with continuous pressure for two hours.
  15. Cover the entire area to a finish grade with 4" of mulch.
  16. Instruct the owner on the proper operation and maintenance.

 

 

Drip line close loop installation detail above grade

  1. Plant all large trees and shrubs, 10 gallons and up.
  2. Install control wires and lay it to the side or below main line.
  3. Install remote control valve or battery operated controller with a filter and pressure regulator below grade.
  4. Install supply line and connect to electric remote control valve or battery operated controller.
  5. Flush and test supply line.
  6. Place the drip line at the row spacing recommended and hold to the ground every 4' to 8' using 1/2" stake model S035, cap off all opening to prevent dirt entering the drip line by using model A006 hose end.
  7. At the beginning and end of each drip line, connect the drip line to the PVC pipe or poly tubing supply line to form a closed loop.
    1. If a 3/4” PVC pip is used as the main line, a 1/2” outlet in needed per each drip line utilizing SCH 40 slip tee with 1/2” FNPT outlet. You can use our model P101, PVC tee. To the 1/2” PVC outlet connect a 1/2” male adapter with barb model LF309 and then, connect the drip line to the PVC supply line. Repeat the steps at the other side with a close loop system
    2. If a poly tubing is used as the main line, a 1/2” outlet in needed per each drip line utilizing a 17 mm barbed tee model LF305. To the 1/2” barbed tee connect the drip line. Repeat the steps at the other side with a close loop system
  8. Install air/vacuum relief valve model A141 inside 6" irrigation box at the highest elevation point within the zone.
  9. Install a flush valve or ball valve inside 6" irrigation box at the end of the main supply line to be used for flushing.
  10. Plant all small sized shrubs and flowers.
  11. Turn the water on and flush the line and test the entire system, checking all connections and the drip line for leaks.
  12. Inspect and replace leaking and damaged parts.
  13. Test the system again with continuous pressure for two hours.
  14. Instruct the owner on the proper operation and maintenance.

 

Drip lineinstallation detail above grade

  1. Plant all large trees and shrubs, 10 gallons and up.
  2. Install control wires and lay it to the side or below main line.
  3. Install remote control valve or battery operated controller with a filter and pressure regulator below grade.
  4. Install supply line and connect to electric remote control valve or battery operated controller.
  5. Flush and test supply line.
  6. Place the drip line at the layout or spacing recommended and hold to the ground every 4' to 8' using 1/2" stake model S035, cap off all opening to prevent dirt entering the drip line by using model A006 hose end.
  7. At the beginning of each drip line, connect the drip line to the PVC pipe or poly tubing supply line.
    1. If a 3/4” PVC pip is used as the main line, a 1/2” outlet in needed per each drip line utilizing SCH 40 slip tee with 1/2” FNPT outlet. You can use our model P101, PVC tee. To the 1/2” PVC outlet connect a ½” male adapter with barb model LF309 and then, connect the drip line to the PVC supply line. Flush the line and close the end of the drip line using model A006
    2. If a poly tubing is used as the main line, a 1/2” outlet in needed per each drip line utilizing a 17 mm barbed tee model LF305. To the 1/2” barbed tee connect the drip line. Flush the line and close the end of the drip line using model A006
  8. Install a flush valve or ball valve inside 6" irrigation box at the end of the main supply line to be used for flushing.
  9. Plant all small sized shrubs and flowers.
  10. Turn the water on and flush the line and test the entire system, checking all connections and the drip line for leaks.
  11. Inspect and replace leaking and damaged parts.
  12. Test the system again with continuous pressure for two hours.
  13. Instruct the owner on the proper operation and maintenance.