The Drip Store’s 1/2” FNPT adapter with rubber insert allows a 1/2” riser to be converted into a drip system using PC button drip emitters. Using the 1/2” adapter, the user may need to convert all other outlets to this method of drip irrigation system. The adapter allows the use of any flow rate drip emitters or micro sprayers with barb or with 10/32 thread.
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.