The Drip Store high quality 500', 17mm drip irrigation tubing (brown color) with .670 OD from DIG Corporation, some time described as blank tubing, poly tubing or polyethylene tubing is used for commercial and residential applications of drip irrigation installation. This brown drip irrigation tubing is used in the installation with our Excel drip line, Excel CV from DIG and with our 1/2", 17 mm barbed fittings.
Polyethylene drip irrigation tubing is used as the main lateral or as the sub-lateral in the design and installation of drip irrigation or low volume irrigation systems on a wide range of applications, including commercial and residential. The 1/2" polyethylene drip tubing, with .670 OD, from DIG Corporation is available in 250’ and 500’ coils. This 1/2" brown tubing is made of Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 NT linear low-density polyethylene resin.
The poly drip tubing exhibits a combination of outstanding environmental stress-cracking resistance and burst strength. The Dow FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 raisin used in the manufacturing of DIG, drip tubing, includes an anti-oxidant to protect the end product from thermal degradation. The materials selected contain the Dow FINGERPRINT™ (trace element) that certifies the product and provides verification as to the identity of the drip tubing in the event of failure.
Installation methods using 17mm drip tubing with drip line
Option 1: Installation method using poly drip tubing as the main lateral:
The 17mm drip tubing layout can be placed above or below ground; it maybe started from a hose end, in-line controller or an in-line valve. In the garden area use 17 mm barbed tees and barbed elbows as needed and to extend additional drip tubing to the plant areas. If more drip tubing is needed use a 17 mm barb connector to expand the line. To secure all 1/2" drip tubing to the ground used 1/2" holder stakes. Connect the 17 mm drip line as needed using 17 mm barbed tee
Option 2: Installation method using a PVC pipe as the main lateral and the drip tubing as the sub lateral:
Install a 3/4" PVC pipe below grade and connect the PVC pipe to an in-line valve or to a battery operated controller. In each area to be watered, add a 3/4" PVC tee (3/4" slip x1/2" FNPT) per each line of drip line. To the tee connect a 17 mm barb connector with 1/2" MNPT model LF309. To the barb connect the drip line and secure the 17 mm drip line to the ground using a 1/2" holder stake.
Before we start, we suggest laying the 17 mm drip tubing out in direct sunlight to make it easier to work with. When ready, start to unroll the drip tubing and lay it out per your design drawing or requirement. Use the 1/2" stakes model S035 to secure the drip tubing to the ground in key areas. Space the stakes, model S035 every 10-20’ and at the end of each section. If the drip tubing is installed below grade, dig trenches 6" to 8" deep to keep the drip tubing safe from cultivation practices. Leave the end of the drip tubing above surface for periodic flushing.
If the installation requires crossing under a concrete walk or driveway, first dig two holes on opposite sides of the walkway. Next, connect a 3/4" PVC pipe to a garden hose using a 3/4" PVC female adapter, then turn on the water and begin forcing the garden hose with the PVC pipe through the soil. When the end of the pipe reaches the other side, turn off the water and cut the pipe so the 3/4" PVC fittings can be removed. Now, use the PVC pipe as a sleeve and push the drip tubing through the pipe until it appears on the other side.