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Green Roof Drip Irrigation Kit


Green Roof Drip Irrigation Kit
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Complete line of drip irrigation system for green roof planters, boxes, containers, pots and vegetables plants for green roofs

This drip irrigation kit includes all the components needed to water a green roof with small to large plants, and it can accommodate a flow rate of up to 220 GPH, using .5 GPH drip emitters.

Part #: K100
$98.24 $83.50
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See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.

The K100, Green Roof Drip Irrigation Kit is a custom designed kit that contains all the parts needed included a battery operated timer to cover a roof garden of up to 250 square feet. This drip irrigation kit includes 100’ of 1/4” drip line with .52 GPH drip emitters spaced every 9” and 25 pressure-compensating drip emitters with flow rates of .5 GPH (gallons per hour). The K100 Drip Irrigation Kit also includes 100’ of high quality 1/2” drip irrigation tubing and 50’ of 1/4” micro tubing to water up to 100 plants including a few rows of vegetable garden.

Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plants' root zone in a predetermined pattern, resulting in reduced water loss to sun and wind and no water wasted on non-growth areas. The root zone is maintained at its ideal moisture level, combining the proper balance of water and air for a very efficient irrigation system.

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.

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: Beth White, 08/15/14

Not only were these guys crazy helpful and responsive via email - this is amazingly easy to install and works great!

  • Maximum incoming operating pressure: 100 PSI
  • Operating pressure: 25 PSI

Installation for K100

 

This drip irrigation 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:

  • To automate the system, first connect the battery-operated timer (model C001) to the faucet.
  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 to a 3/4" PVC pipe a PVC male adapter (model P357) (not included).
  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, 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" FHT x MHT 25 PSI pressure regulator (model A013) to the filter.

Steps to connect all other components:

  1. To the 3/4" FHT x MHT pressure regulator connect the 3/4" FHT swivel adapter (model LF503). To the adapter connect the poly tubing by wiggling and forcing the drip tubing into the compression side of the adapter and lay out the drip tubing in the green roof area, make sure to have the 1/2" main line along the wall. The 1/2" drip tubing(model T003) is used as the main line to deliver the water to the plants.
  2. Use the 1/2" elbow (model LF007) as needed.
  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. Make sure that the end of the drip tubing is near the drainage. Turn the water on and flush the line, and then close the end of the 1/2" drip tubing using the hose end (model A006).
  6. Use the 1/4" micro tubing (model T009) to extend the drippers to the plant boxes or to the pots that are far from the 1/2" drip irrigation tubing. Insert the drip emitter at the end of the 1/4" micro tubing and secure with a stake or use the 1/4" drip line to loop along the planter. If you use the 1/4" drip line (T051) it should be installed every 6”-8” between the line
  7. Use the 1/4" barb (model SF001) to connect the 1/4" micro tubing or the 1/4" drip line to the 1/2" drip tubing. To connect the 1/4" micro tubing or the 1/4" drip line to the 1/2" drip tubing punch a hole in the 1/2" drip hose using the punch (model A019) and insert the 1/4" barb, then connect the 1/4" micro tubing to the barb.

To water a diverse selection of plant sizes such as shrubs, bulbs and vegetable plants, the option below can be utilized:

Layout Option:For maximum system expansion using a single water source, and to better control the system’s total flow rate, use .5 GPH drip emitters (gallons per hour). We recommend using drip emitters of the same flow rate to resolve the difficulty of irrigating a green roof with a diversity of plant types and planter boxes and pots of different sizes, for example a green roof with planters, boxes, pots, vegetable boxes with trees, shrubs, bulbs and vegetable plants installed on the same system. To compensate for the sizes and types adjust the amount of water applied to larger or thirstier plants by simply adding more drip emitters, at intervals of 6-10” around or along the plants. This drip irrigation method provides a larger wetted area to cover a larger section of the plant root zone. By adjusting watering time, the right amount of water can then be applied evenly to all the plants.

  1. Suggested number of drippers per plant:
    1. Pots and boxes up to 1 gallon: use one .5-GPH drip emitter.
    2. Pots and boxes up to 5 gallons: use two .5-GPH drip emitters, one on each side of the plant.
    3. Long planters and boxes up to 8” wide: use the 1/4" drip line down the center of the planter or box
    4. Long planters and boxes up to 12” wide: use two 1/4" drip lines spaced 6” apart.
    5. Large boxes up to 25 gallons: loop the 1/4" drip line around the perimeter of the box.
  2. Use the 1/4" stake (if needed) (model S005) to hold and secure the micro tubing with the dripper near the plant area.
  3. Use the 1/4" heavy duty stake (model S040) to secure the 1/4" drip line to the planter.
  4. Use the punch (model A019) to punch holes in the 1/2" drip tubing for the insertion of the drippers and 1/4" fittings if needed.
  5. Use goof plugs (if needed) (model SF007) to repair small holes in the 1/2" drip tubing. The goof plug may also be used to close the end of the 1/4" micro tubing.                                                           

How much time to water:  Turn the water on for 5 to 10 minutes, and check the system. If you need less or more water adjust the time on the irrigation controller. The goal is that all the containers, boxes and potted plants regardless of size will drain at the same time. Program the irrigation controller for about 2 to 4 minutes less than the time it took you to test the system. Run the system every one or two days, depending on your location and the soil type. After a week or two check the pots, soil, the health of the plants, and adjust the irrigation time, as needed.

Kit QtyPart #ImageDescription
6A006A006 :  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
1C001C001 : DIG Corporation 3/4 in.  Hose End Battery Timer DIG Corporation 3/4" Hose End Battery Timer
25D005D005 : Supertif .5 GPH Pressure Compensating Button Drip Emitter, Color Brown Color BrownSupertif .5 GPH Pressure Compensating Button Drip Emitter, Color Brown
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
3LF001LF001 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Coupling  1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling
5LF005LF005 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Tee  1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee
2LF007LF007 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Elbow  1/2" .700 OD Compression Elbow
1LF503LF503 : 3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer  3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer
25S005S005 : 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or  1/4” Micro Tubing 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro Tubing
25S040S040 : 5” Heavy Duty Hold Down Plastic Stake for 1/4” Drip Line 5” Heavy Duty Hold Down Plastic Stake for 1/4” Drip Line
25SF001SF001 : 1/4 in.   Barbed Connector, Long 1/4" Barbed Connector, Long
1SF007SF007 : Goof Plugs, Strip of 10  Goof Plugs, Strip of 10
1T003T003 : DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 OD 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 ODDIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 OD
1T009T009 : 50’, 1/4 in.  Vinyl Black Micro Tubing  50’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing
1T051T051 : 100 ft. , 9” Spacing, 1/4” .52 GPH Drip Line, color black  100’, 9” Spacing, 1/4” .52 GPH Drip Line, color black
KIT K100 contains a total of 127 pcs. for $83.50
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.
C001 : DIG Corporation 3/4 in.  Hose End Battery Timer DIG Corporation 3/4" Hose End Battery TimerC001Discontinued
D005 : Supertif .5 GPH Pressure Compensating Button Drip Emitter, Color Brown, Color Brown Color BrownSupertif .5 GPH Pressure Compensating Button Drip Emitter, Color Brown, Color BrownD005$0.25 - $0.30 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.
LF007 : 1/2 in.  .700 OD Compression Elbow  1/2" .700 OD Compression Elbow LF007$0.69 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.
S005 : 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or  1/4” Micro Tubing 4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro TubingS005$0.13 ea.
S040 : 5” Heavy Duty Hold Down Plastic Stake for 1/4” Drip Line 5” Heavy Duty Hold Down Plastic Stake for 1/4” Drip LineS040$0.16 ea.
SF001 : 1/4 in.   Barbed Connector, Long 1/4" Barbed Connector, LongSF001$0.07 - $0.12 ea.
SF007 : Goof Plugs, Strip of 10  Goof Plugs, Strip of 10 SF007$0.25 - $0.29 ea.
T003 : DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 OD, 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 OD 100 ft. ,1/2 in.  coil with .700 ODDIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 OD, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 ODT003$10.98 ea.
T009 : 50’, 1/4 in.  Vinyl Black Micro Tubing  50’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing T009$4.19 ea.
T051 : 100 ft. , 9” Spacing, 1/4” .52 GPH Drip Line, color black  100’, 9” Spacing, 1/4” .52 GPH Drip Line, color black T051$11.45 ea.