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The Patio Drip Irrigation Kit from DIG Corporation contains 1 GPH (gallons per hour) pressure compensating drip emitters and can water up to 10 hanging pots, baskets and boxes on a patio or around the pool. The starter kit includes the components needed to water 10 small to medium pots and baskets. DIG drip irrigation patio kit can accommodate a flow rate of up to 35 GPH using 1 GPH drip emitters.
Suggestion in connecting the compression drip fittings. To install the compression fittings, cut the drip tubing with a hand pruner, being careful to keep dirt from entering the line. Hold the compression fitting in one hand and the drip tubing in the other and force the drip tubing into the fitting by wiggling it from side to side. Make sure that the drip tubing is pushed into the compression fitting for about 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch for a very tight fit. No glue or clamps are required.
Starting a drip irrigation system from a faucet:
Optional: If you wish to automate the system, first connect a battery-operated timer to the faucet (suggested model C001 - not included in this kit).
See installation instructions for detail.
How much time to water: Turn the water on, for 2 - 5 minutes. The goal is for all the pots and baskets regardless of size to drain at the same time. If using a battery operated timer, program the battery operated timer for about 1 - 3 minutes less than the time it took the pots and baskets to start draining. If you need more water adjust the time on the timer or program additional start time. Run the irrigation system for two to three days a week, depending on your location and the soil type. After a week or two, check the pots and the health of the plants, and adjust the watering time as needed. If you need more water adjust the time on the controller or program additional start times.
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|1||A001||3/4" Female Hose Thread (FHT) Adapter with Screen x 1/4" Compression|
|1||A002||3/4" Female Pipe Thread (FNPT) Adapter with Washer x 1/4" Compression|
|10||A005||1/4" "C" Clamp with Nail|
|1||A015||Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT|
|2||A018||Barbed Ball Valve , 1/4"|
|10||D076||1 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Black, DIG|
|10||S005||4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro Tubing|
|2||SF001||1/4" Barbed Connector, Long|
|9||SF003||DIG 1/4" Barbed Tee|
|1||T009||50’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing|
|KIT FM01AS contains a total of 47 pcs. for $11.22|