Drip Zone Assembly Installation
Drip irrigation requires clean water and proper operating pressure. The cause of most drip irrigation system failures is either high pressure or clogged drip emitters; therefore a screen filter and a pressure regulator are the most important components in the micro irrigation system.
This drip zone kit provides the user with a complete kit made of solar powered hose end timer with 3/4 inch FHT, model EVO100, ¾ inch backflow device, ¾ inch 155 mesh screen filter, ¾ inch 25 PSI preset pressure regulator and a ¾ inch swivel adapter to connect the drip zone to the drip tubing.
Downloadable EVO100 Instruction Manual in English(pdf)
Downloadable EVO100 Instruction Manual in Spanish(pdf)
The backflow device acts as a one-way valve, allowing water to move in one direction only and prevents back siphoning of non-potable or contaminated water into the water lines.
The screen filter is a simple and economical method for protecting a drip irrigation system. Periodically the filter screen needs to be cleaned by opening the filter cover, removing the screen, and rinsing the screen under water.
The 25 PSI preset pressure regulator is used to reduce and regulate the incoming pressure of the household water entering a drip irrigation or micro sprinkler system to the appropriate operating pressure range of 25 PSI, which is within the range of recommended operating pressures for a micro irrigation system.
The 3/4" FHT swivel adapter is used for the connection of ½ inch drip tubing to any hose thread fitting with 3/4” male hose threads.
Connecting to a Faucet
- 1. First connect the solar powered 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 the hose end timer or directly to the faucet if not using with a hose end timer.
- 3. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT filter to the backflow device or directly to the controller male outlet or faucet if the backflow device is not used. Do not use Teflon tape in any of the connections.
- 4. Connect the 3/4" FHT x MHT 25 PSI pressure regulator to the filter.
- 5. Connect the 3/4" FHT x .700 OD compression adapters to the pressure regulator.
- 6. To start the drip system, connect the drip tubing to the adapter by wiggling and forcing the drip tubing into the compression side of the adapter, and then lay out the drip tubing
Note: Make sure that the water flow direction in each component is in line with the water flow of the system.
- 7. Turn the faucet on and test the assembly via the timer manual button. Check that the system is working and that there are no leaks.
- 8. Program the controller.
Note: See product specifications under individual product lines.