Pumpkin Irrigation Drip Emitter Tubing Example

Pumpkin Irrigation Drip Emitter Tubing Example


Pumpkin Patch Irrigation

Drip Irrigation Line Connection Examples For Drip Emitter Tubing

We can now look at the options you have for connecting drip emitter tubing lines for a pumpkin drip irrigation system.  

For the illustration (above) we are using as an example we have looked at 2 options for connecting drip lines and will now look at connection assemblies using Drip Emitter Tubing.

  1. Solid Drip Tubing with Self Piercing Emitters Non-Removable Lines (previous page).
  2. Solid Drip Tubing with Self Piercing Emitters w/Removalbe Lines (previous page).
  3. Drip Emitter Tubing.

3. Drip Emitter Tubing Connection Assemblies

When using Drip Emitter Tubing vs Solid Tubing with Emitters there are a few advantages and disadvantages to be aware of:

Advantages:

  1. Broader range of lower flow rates from Emitters.
  2. Easy installation (no punching emtters through tubing)

Disadvantages:

  1. When emitters clog they can't be replaced.
  2. Set Emitter spacing (tubing must be special ordered for large spacing).

Choosing a Drip Emitter Tubing

When choosing a Drip Emitter Tubing there are options to consider depending on the characteristics of your Drip Irrigation System.  Irrigation Direct offers three styls of drip line for large garden applications as outlined below.

  1. Techline EZ - Intended for the DIY customer TLEZ is a durable drip line from Netafim with pressure compensated emitters with flow rates from .26 - .9 gph.  TLEZ is less expensive than competing brands while giving you quality you would expect from Netafim.
  2. Techline DL - For slightly longer runs Techline DL from Netafim uses pressure compensated emitters and is a popular choice for our Canadian climate.  Available in a wide range of flow rates.
  3. Uniram - Uniram is the choice for customers who encounter problems with water quality.  With outstanding filtering capabilities Uniram can be used in challenging circumstances.  Uniram is available on a special order bases with a minimum of 3,000 ft per order.

For a complete listing of Drip Emitter Tubing offered click here.

We will now look at a few options for connecting Drip Emitter Tubing to solid dristribution tubing.

  1. Drip Emitter Tubing with insert fittings (not intended for removing Drip Emitter Tubing lines).
  2. Drip Emitter Tubing with Swivel Adapter connections for easy removal of Drip Lines.

Drip Emitter Tubing with insert fittings (not intended for removing Drip Emitter Tubing lines)

TLEZ 12mm TLDL & Uniram  
KT007D KT007D Dawn Quick Tap Saddle or Blu-Lock Saddle and Tap combination.  As noted above alternative fittings can be substituted for these products.
T12075MA TL075MA Male Adatpter for both 12mm (T12075MA) or 17mm (TL075MA)
T12SOV TLSOV Flow (if desired) can be connected using a small piece of Drip Emitter Tubing from the male adapter.  T12SOV for TLEZ 12mm tubing and TLSOV for 17mm tubing.
TLS6 TLS6 Hold down stake for tubing up to 3/4"
T12SOV TLSOV  Flow control valves can also be used for easy drainage of drip lines. Alternatively figure 8 fittings can be used to kink and seal the end of each line.
 
or or
T12F8 DD-F8

 

Drip Emitter Tubing with Insert Fittings with Swivel Adapters for Easy Removal

There are no swivel adapters specifically made for 12mm and 17mm tubing therefore a combinations of fittings can be used to enable easy removal of drip lines.  

TLEZ 12mm TLDL & Uniram  
KT007D KT007D Dawn Quick Tap Saddle or Blu-Lock Saddle and Tap combination.  As noted above alternative fittings can be substituted for these products.
207-020 207-020 3/4" Nipple Fitting to connect Saddle T to Flow Control Valve.  
0921-07 0921-07 Flow Control Valve.  If not necessary DD-MH6 can be directly connected to the Saddle T.
DD-MH6 DD-MH6 Converts Pipe Thread to Hose Thread.
DD-FH7 DD-FH7 Swivel Adapter Male Hose x Male Hose.  This is the component necessary to allow easy removal of line.
DD-MH7 DD-MH7 Swivel Adapter to convert back to Pipe Thread to allow connection to the Drip Emitter Tubing Male Adapter.
T12075MA TL075MA Male Adatpter for both 12mm (T12075MA) or 17mm (TL075MA)
TLS6 TLS6 Hold down stake for tubing up to 3/4"
T12SOV TLSOV  Flow control valves can also be used for easy drainage of drip lines. Alternatively figure 8 fittings can be used to kink and seal the end of each line.
 
or or
T12F8 DD-F8


Connecting Drip Lines from 1/2" Solid Drip Tubing

For smaller systems it may be possible to conect drip lines to 1/2" Solid Drip Tubing (when flow rate for drip lines is under 250 gph).  The following components provide the best connection combination and allow for easy removal of drip lines.

TLEZ 12mm TLDL & Uniram  
24-065 24-065 Dawn Quick Tap Saddle or Blu-Lock Saddle and Tap combination.  As noted above alternative fittings can be substituted for these products.
T12075MA TL075MA 3/4" Nipple Fitting to connect Saddle T to Flow Control Valve.  

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