Start a drip system layout by connecting the automated drip zone kit to a faucet and to 1/2" drip hose using a 3/4" electronic hose end timer, back-flow device, "Y" filter, 25 PSI preset pressure regulator, and 3/4" FHT swivel adapter for 1/2" drip tubing with .700 OD. Use this automated drip zone kit in any landscape area in residential application.
See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.
Properly designed drip irrigation systems begin with what is called the "drip zone" or the zone assembly, which consists of three vital components: the control valve is optional (manual or automatic), hose end timer included, the back-flow device to prevent contamination from back-siphoning into the water supply, a filter to protect the drip emitters, and a pressure regulator to lower the pressure to the suggested operating pressure for a drip system.
This assembly can be attached to a faucet, the most common method used for drip irrigation installation in home gardening. If using this option to start a system, begin the installation from an outdoor faucet (spigot). Connect the electronic hose timer to the faucet first, before the back-flow device, this method provide a better balance to the kit assembly when used with the hose end timer.
If the hose end is not used then, the first component needed is a back-flow device, which you attach to the faucet. (If your faucet already has a brass back-flow device as part of the faucet, an additional back-flow device is not required). Next, attach the filter, and then the pressure regulator.
Next, select which type of fitting to use to continue the drip zone installation. With installation from a faucet, the 3/4" swivel hose thread, sealed by a washer is included, used it to connect the drip tubing to the drip zone assembly. This 3/4" swivel adapter should be threaded to the pressure regulator, clockwise and "hand tight" only. Tightening with a wrench is not recommended and is usually not necessary using hose thread fittings. This completes the drip zone assembly.
Starting the irrigation system from a faucet:
1. First connect the electronic hose end timer to the faucet, if a backflow device is used, connect the backflow device after the hose end timer.
2. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT backflow device to a timer or directly to the faucet if not used with a hose end timer or a controller.
3. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT filter to the backflow device if used or directly to the controller male outlet or faucet if the backflow device is not used.
4. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT 25 PSI pressure regulator to the filter.
5. Connect the 3/4" FHT swivel adapter to the 3/4" FHT x MHT 25 PSI pressure regulator.
6. To start the drip system, connect the poly drip tubing to the adapter by wiggling and forcing the drip tubing into the compression side of the adapter and then.
7. Lay out the drip tubing to the garden area. The 1/2" drip tubing is used as the main line for drip systems into which drip emitters, micro sprinklers or 1/4" micro tubing are inserted
· Make sure that the water flow direction on each component if any is in line with the water flow.
· Pressurize the system and make sure that water is not leaking from the unit or any part along the line. Test the assembly manually and then, automatically via the controller and then program the controller.
Note:See product specification under individual product line
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|1||A013||3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI|
|1||A015||Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT|
|1||C001||DIG Corporation 3/4" Hose End Battery Timer|
|1||F300||3/4" "Y" Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green|
|1||LF003||1/2" .700 OD Compression 3/4" FHT Swivel Adapter with Screen|
|KIT VA016 contains a total of 5 pcs. for $58.95|