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500', 1/4" (170 ID x .250 OD) Black Poly Micro Tubing

500 ft. , 1/4 in.  (170 ID x .250 OD) Black Poly Micro Tubing
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The Drip Stores’ model T041 1/4” black micro tubing is available in 500’. Use the poly micro tubing with 1/4” barbed fittings.

Part #: T041
$19.97 ea.
  ( 1 rating/review )

The 1/4" with .250 OD micro tubing from DIG is available in 100’, 500’ and 1,000’ coils. The Drip Store, micro tubing from DIG Corp., is made of Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 NT linear low-density polyethylene resin. The poly micro tubing exhibits a combination of outstanding environmental stress-cracking resistance and burst strength. The Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 drip tubing includes an anti-oxidant to protect the end product from thermal degradation with 5% concentrated carbon black. The materials selected contain the Dow FINGERPRINT™ (trace element) that certifies the product and provides verification as to the identity of the micro tubing in the event of failure. . The 1/4" micro tubing can be used as a feeder line from the 1/2" poly tubing extending drip emitters or micro sprinklers, with our 4, 6 and 12 outlet drip emitters, and for a complete 1/4" drip system.

By: fredtcat, 05/31/12

It's my own fault for not reading the description and reviews and thinking that I was getting a different product from what I got- so my rating might be a little lower then what the product should deserve.

So I'd like to doubly point out to any uneducated customers that might read this-

This is POLY micro tubing (think small diameter black pvc pipe). It's flexable, in-so-much as a small stick is flexable. Bend it too much, and it will crimp. Great for risers, or for solutions that don't require much bending and twisting. It'd probably be great for greenhouses, or for permanant installations underground, etc. But all in all, if you are just going to use this to run tube through a garden that changes every year or from pot to pot, don't get this. Get the Vinyl stuff instead.

I am quite curious as to how this product will hold up to the elements (sunlight, etc)...

The Drip Store ~ response by: Cameron, 06/04/12

This customer points out that black poly microtubing is somewhat less flexible than its vinyl counterpart.  While it may be the case that the black poly version cannot as easily bend over 90 degrees in a small area, this high quality tubing is economically priced and can provide years of service.  Use 1/4" barbed fittings to create design angles with the 1/4" poly microtubing.  Also, the poly version has a slightly larger diameter which results in better flow characteristics, for those instances where the application calls for longer 1/4" line lengths or the servicing of several emission devices from a single 1/4" supply line.

  • Bending radius: 1' minimum
  • Materials: Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 NT linear low-density polyethylene resin
  • Maximum flow rate: 35 GPH per line
  • Operating pressure: up to 50 PSI
  • Recommended pressure: 25 to 30 PSI
  • Size: 1/4" .170 ID x .250 OD
  • Warranty: Five year manufacturer’s limited warranty
  • Available in 100’, 500’ and 1,000’ coils
  • Contains the Dow FINGERPRINT™ (trace element) for identification in the event of failure
  • Five year manufacturer’s limited warranty
  • The drip tubing exhibits outstanding environmental stress-cracking resistance and burst strength
  • Use ¼” barbed fittings
  • UV resistant

Installation for 1/4" Micro tubing

The basic use of 1/4" micro tubing is as a feeder line from the 1/2" drip tubing, with the 12-outlet drip manifold and as part of a complete system using the 1/4" as the main lateral. To connect the micro tubing to the drip tubing, first insert a 1/4" barb or 1/4" tee into the micro tubing, then use the punch to make a hole in the drip tubing. Then insert the barb into the hole in the drip tubing. Use the micro tubing as a feeder line to reach plant or clusters of plants away from the drip tubing and install a dripper or micro sprayer at the end of the micro tubing.