Hop Irrigation Parts Illustration
Hop Yard Irrigation
Components Layout For Hop Yard Drip Irrigation
Now that we've determined the layout of our Hop Yard we can now start to put together the components needed for a successful Drip Irrigation System. As previously mentioned there are several options to consider when developing your system so we will illustrate a few of the most popular designs installed by our customers.
As a recap our sample system has the following characteristics:
We have illustrated the sample layout below and will now examine a typical component layout using both self piercing drip emitters and drip line.
1 Water Source Connection
Our sample Drip Irrigation system is using a 1" Distribution Line from the water source. We likely could have used a 3/4" line but its often advisable to oversize your main distribution lines to avoid excessive pressure loss and to leave excess capacity for the possibility of future expansion. Even if your water source is coming from a 3/4" hose bib you step up the connection to accommodate the larger tubing size. Below is a typical parts configuration from a 3/4" hose bib to a 1" Polyethylene distribution line.
We will now move on to the components for drip zones and drip line connections.