Hop Irrigation Parts Illustration Page 2
Hop Yard Irrigation
Components Layout For Hop Yard Drip Irrigation Cont'd
We will now look at the components commonly used to connect a main distribution line to your drip zone.
2 Connecting to Drip Zones
In our example we are using a 1" main distribution line and will now branch off to the 3 drip zones in our plan. We have indicated that we will use 3/4" sub-main line for our drip zones but you could also use 1" if desired. Each drip zone should have the following components; a shut off for the zone, a filter, and a pressure regulator. When creating a zone there are a few ways of connecting the Main Distribution line to the Drip Zone. We usually recommend using a saddle to create the "T". Saddles eliminate the need to cut tubing and also are make installation of the system a much easier process. The table below illustrates the drip zone connections for both standard poly and Blu Lock fittings.
Automating Drip Zones for Hop Yards
As mentioned above the flow control vavle can be replaced with a solenoid valve if automating the drip system. This can be done one of two ways. You can have a central controller with Irrigation Wire going to each solenoid or install a self-contained solenoid controller.