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Drip Tape Irrigation Kit for Vegetable Gardens with 500' of 15-mil Drip Tape


Drip Tape Irrigation Kit for Vegetable Gardens with 500 ft.  of 15-mil Drip Tape
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The Model K007, Vegetable Garden Drip Irrigation Kit for up to 15 rows, each 30’ long is The Drip Store's custom-designed drip tape kit that includes all the parts needed for installing a drip irrigation system on up to 15 rows of vegetables. The kit contains 500' of 15-mil drip tape with drip emitters every 12". The emitters have flow rates of .35 GPH @ 10 PSI, and .6 GPH @ 25 PSI.

Part #: K007
$97.98 $68.59
  ( 4 ratings/reviews )

See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.

The kit also has a 50' of high quality 1/2" drip tubing with .600" ID x .700" OD, sufficient to start a vegetable garden on a lot 40' wide by 30' long. The drip tape kit includes all the fittings and accessories needed to install 15 rows of drip irrigation in a vegetable garden, starting from a hose faucet (spigot). This drip irrigation kit can be used to water all types of vegetable plants with 8” to 12” spacing. The kit can accommodate a flow rate of up to 260 GPH (5 GPM), using the 500’ of 15-mil drip tape.

When designing a drip irrigation system using drip tape please be aware that drip tape work at very low pressure of 12 to 25 PSI. Make sure to install a 15, 20 or 25-PSI pressure regulator to each zone.

Suggestion in installing a drip tape system, first identify the number of similar irrigation zones needed. Irrigation zones are based on factors such as type of crop, total flow available in a given time (see drip tape flow rate and spacing), available pressure at the zone, available pressure for periodic flushing, topography layout, field length and soil texture. Once the zones are assigned and the drip system is designed, a schedule of irrigation must be set up to meet the unique needs of the crop in each zone. A properly designed and installed drip system will provide better uniformity for many years and can improve crop production

Recommendation: To install the drip tape fittings, turn the sleeve on the fitting counter-clockwise, insert and push the drip tape over the barb, and secure by turning the sleeve clockwise to go over the drip tape, ensuring a quality watertight connection.

The most important practice for a healthy and productive vegetable garden is the use of an appropriate irrigation system. During years of normal rainfall, rains usually wet the soil and provide a good supply of deep soil moisture. What happens later will depend upon the efficiency of your irrigation system. Adequate soil moisture is important for seed germination, uniform growth, and productivity. Correct use of a drip irrigation system should keep vegetable plants actively growing in dry periods yet cause no problem when rain occurs following irrigation. The system, when properly operated, keeps soil at the base of the plant (root zone area) moist. This may require operating the system for short periods two to four times a week during dry weather in order to prevent the soil from ever becoming completely dry.

One of the most important features of a drip irrigation system is the creation of a totally new and more favorable root zone environment within the planting. Drip irrigation sustains this environment by using low flow rates to maintain constant soil moisture levels. This encourages better growth and disease resistance by reducing plant stress.

Advantages and Benefits

•Water Efficiency:
By applying water only where and when it is needed, with less runoff and less evaporation from leaves and soil, the uniform application of water from drip irrigation systems can achieve high water savings.

•Ease of Installation:
The system can be installed without special tools or glue, and with limited knowledge, making the installation a very simple process.

•Reduced Pest Problems and Weed Growth:
Watering only the roots of your plants with drip irrigation cuts down on water-borne pests and fungal diseases that spread by water movement, as well as the germination of weeds in the areas between your plants.

Note: The pressure regulator (included) is used to lower the incoming pressure to the suggested operating pressure of 25 PSI, which is within the range of recommended pressures for a drip system.

Suggestion in connecting the 1/2" compression drip fittings. To install the 1/2" 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.

By: bekaiser, 04/21/13

By: The Drip Store Webmaster, 12/23/10

Vegetable Drip Tape Kit model K007 Recently set this kit up for 160 raspberries and blackberries. Went together easily, works great, soaks the berries quickly and I don't have to hand water : )..

by Dori : Monday 03 May, 2010

By: domerese, 05/03/10

Recently set this kit up for 160 raspberries and blackberries. Went together easily, works great, soaks the berries quickly and I don't have to hand water : )

By: Roger Daisley, 06/06/06

This is a very nice kit, however the (A027) drip tape end caps are poor. They are very difficult to insert and virtually all of them leak badly. (I recommend that you phone the Drip Store to see if this problem has been fixed before you order the kit.)

  • Drip tape: 15 mil, .634 ID x .664 OD
  • Dripper Spacing: 12"
  • Flow rate: .35 GPH @ 10 PSI, .6 GPH @ 25 PSI
  • Maximum incoming operating pressure: 25 PSI
  • Maximum run: 280' per row
  • Operating pressure: 10 to 25 PSI

Installation for K007

This drip tape kit has all the parts needed to start the system connecting to a faucet.  The Drip Store also includes instructions on how to start the system from a PVC pipe or a pipe thread.

Starting the 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).
  1. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT backflow device (model A015) to the controller or to the faucet if not using a controller.
  2. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT filter (model F300) to the backflow device if used, or directly to the controller male outlet or faucet.
  3. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT pressure regulator (model A013) to the filter.

Optional: Starting the irrigation system from a PVC pipe:

  1. Glue a PVC male adapter (model P357) (not included) to the 3/4" PVC pipe.
  2. Use the 3/4" MHT x MPT nipple (model A010) to connect to the pipe thread making sure to use 3-5 rounds of Teflon tape.
  3. Connect the 3/4" FHT X MHT battery-operated controller (model C001) (not included) to the nipple.
  4. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT backflow device (model A015) to the controller (not included), or to the faucet.
  5. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT filter (model F300) to the backflow device, if used, or directly to the controller male outlet or faucet.
  6. Connect the 3/4" 25 PSI FHT x MHT pressure regulator (model A013) to the filter.

Steps to connect all others components:

  1. Connect the 3/4" FHT swivel adapter (model LF503) to the 3/4" FHT x MHT pressure regulator.
  2. Connect the 50’ of 1/2" drip tubing with .600 ID x .700 OD (model T004) to the 3/4" swivel adapter. Insert the 1/2" drip tubing to the compression side of the 3/4" swivel adapter(by wiggling it and forcing it in), and then lay out the drip tubing perpendicular to the vegetable rows. The 1/2" drip tubing is used as the main line to deliver the water to the drip tape which will run in each of the parallel rows.  Make sure to extend the 1/2" drip tubing a few extra feet past the last row. 
  3. Use 1/2" coupling .700 O.D. (model LF001) to connect additional 1/2" drip tubing, or for repair.
  4. Use the 1/2" tee (model LF005) to split the 1/2" drip tubing if needed.
  5. Lay out the 500’ drip tape (model T013) near each row of vegetables or between two close rows (6”-10” apart).  Extend the drip tape a few extra feet past each row and secure to the ground.
  6. Use the punch (model A019) to punch holes in the 1/2" drip tubing - one for each row, close to the drip tape laterals.
  7. Insert the barb side of the 1/4" drip tape connector (model A026) into the 1/2" drip tubing and then insert the drip tape over the male barb of the connector.  Thread the nut over the tape to secure.

To install the drip tape fittings, turn the sleeve on the fitting counter-clockwise, insert and push the drip tape over the barb, and secure by turning the sleeve clockwise to go over the drip tape, ensuring a quality watertight connection.

  1. Turn the water on and flush the line. After you flush the line, close the end of the drip tubing and the drip tape.  Use the figure "8" hose end (model A006) to close the 1/2" drip tubing and use the drip tape connector end to close the end of the drip tape by inserting the drip tape over the male barb of the drip tape connector end (model A027).  Thread the nut over the tape to secure.
  2. Use the drip tape connector (modelA023) to add additional drip tape, or for repair. To connect, insert the drip tape over the male barb of the drip tape connector (model A023) and thread the nut over the drip tape to secure.
  3. Use the 1/2" holder stake (model S006) to secure the 1/2" drip hose to the ground.
  4. Turn the system on manually and check to make sure that there are no leaks from any of the drip connections.
  5. Use plugs (model SF007) to repair small holes in the 1/2" drip tubing (if needed).

See installation instructions for details.

How much time to water:  Turn the water onfor 45 minutes to 1 hour every two days, depending on your location and the soil type.  After a week or two check the soil and the health of the plants, and adjust the irrigation time as needed.  If you have an irrigation controller and you need to add more time, adjust the time on the controller or program the controller with additional start-times.

Kit QtyPart #ImageDescription
3A006A006 :  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing
1A010A010 : 3/4” MPT x  3/4” MHT Nipple 3/4” MPT x 3/4” MHT Nipple
1A013A013 : 3/4 in.   FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI 3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI
1A015A015 : Backflow Preventer 3/4 in.  FHT x  3/4 in.  MHT Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT
1A019A019 : Palm Hole Punch Palm Hole Punch
5A023A023 : 5/8 in.  Drip Tape Coupling 5/8" Drip Tape Coupling
15A026A026 : 5/8 in.  Drip Tape Connector to 1/4 in.  Barb  5/8" Drip Tape Connector to 1/4" Barb
15A027A027 : 5/8 in.  Drip Tape Connector End  5/8" Drip Tape Connector End
1F300F300 : 3/4 in.   in. Y in.  Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green 155 mesh, polyester screen, green3/4" "Y" Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green
2LF001LF001 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Coupling  1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling
2LF005LF005 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Tee  1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee
1LF503LF503 : 3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer  3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer
20S006S006 : 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing
2SF007SF007 : Goof Plugs, Strip of 10  Goof Plugs, Strip of 10
1T004T004 : DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 50 ft. , 1/2 in.  coil  with .700 OD 50 ft. , 1/2 in.  coil  with .700 ODDIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 50’, 1/2" coil with .700 OD
1T013T013 : 500’, 5/8 in. , 15 mil Drip Tape with Drip Emitters Every 12”  500’, 5/8", 15 mil Drip Tape with Drip Emitters Every 12”
KIT K007 contains a total of 72 pcs. for $68.59
ImageDescriptionPart #PriceQty.
A006 :  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing  Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing A006$0.13 ea.
A010 : 3/4” MPT x  3/4” MHT Nipple 3/4” MPT x 3/4” MHT NippleA010$0.55 ea.
A013 : 3/4 in.   FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI 3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSIA013$5.59 ea.
A015 : Backflow Preventer 3/4 in.  FHT x  3/4 in.  MHT Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHTA015$3.11 ea.
A019 : Palm Hole Punch Palm Hole PunchA019$1.74 ea.
A023 : 5/8 in.  Drip Tape Coupling 5/8" Drip Tape CouplingA023$0.85 ea.
A026 : 5/8 in.  Drip Tape Connector to 1/4 in.  Barb  5/8" Drip Tape Connector to 1/4" Barb A026$0.58 ea.
A027 : 5/8 in.  Drip Tape Connector End  5/8" Drip Tape Connector End A027$0.40 ea.
F300 : 3/4 in.   in. Y in.  Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green 155 mesh, polyester screen, green3/4" "Y" Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green, 155 mesh, polyester screen, greenF300$9.50 ea.
LF001 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Coupling  1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling LF001$0.48 ea.
LF005 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Tee  1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee LF005$0.72 ea.
LF503 : 3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer  3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer LF503$0.93 ea.
S006 : 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing 5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip TubingS006$0.28 ea.
SF007 : Goof Plugs, Strip of 10  Goof Plugs, Strip of 10 SF007$0.25 - $0.29 ea.
T004 : DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 50 ft. , 1/2 in.  coil  with .700 OD, 50 ft. , 1/2 in.  coil  with .700 OD 50 ft. , 1/2 in.  coil  with .700 ODDIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 50’, 1/2" coil with .700 OD, 50’, 1/2" coil with .700 ODT004$7.87 ea.
T013 : 500’, 5/8 in. , 15 mil Drip Tape with Drip Emitters Every 12”  500’, 5/8", 15 mil Drip Tape with Drip Emitters Every 12” T013$44.58 ea.