The converter barb or elbow is used to extend 1/4" micro tubing from the drip emitter manifold to the plant location. The micro tubing is then secured near the plant using a 1/4" stake. The converter barb if used with 1/4" micro tubing can be used to indicate the color code of the nozzle inside the manifold. The purple converter barb is a 1/4" barb with press fit connection used with the 12-outlet manifold, the TOP, or our 4 and 6 outlet drip emitters. If 1/4" micro tubing is selected or required, the 1/4" micro tubing can be connected into the barbed side. The converter barb press fit side is inserted into one of the outlets on the manifold housing and the 1/4" micro tubing is inserted over the barbed side.
The Drip Store’s retrofit systems can be used to convert an existing sprinkler head to a drip system without altering the flow or other capabilities of the original design. The retrofit drip heads are available in 12 outlets, and can be used with individual plants or groups of plants as part of any irrigation system.
Retrofit drip heads or manifolds are designed to adapt any 1/2" riser to a drip irrigation system. They may be incorporated into a new system, or used to convert an existing sprinkler to a 12- outlet drip system. Retrofitting conventional sprinkler systems to low flow water saving drip systems requires a few simple steps that include evaluation of the areas to be watered and selection of the best method to water. The most suitable uses for retrofit drip systems are for shrubs, trees, roses, or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using this system.