Strawberry Irrigation Drip Line Connection for Drip Emitter Tubing
Components Layout For Strawberry Drip Irrigation Systems Cont'd
We will now look at the components commonly used to connect Drip Lines to zone manifolds for a Strawberry Irrigation system using Drip Emitter Tubing.
3 Connecting Drip Irrigation Lines For Each Zone Using Drip Emitter Tubing
Assembling Drip Lines using Drip Emitter Tubing is virtually the same as the part combinations when using drip emitters, except no emitters are punched into the drip lines. When installing Drip Emitter tubing the type of emitter tubing you use is an important decision to make, and is usually determined by taking into account the quality of water you are using for the Strawberry field. For non-municipal water sources the most popular drip line is Uniram from Netafim, while if you are using a municipal and relatively clean source you can use Techline or Techline EZ from Netafim. When purchasing/installing drip line you will need to order the appropriate spacing of emitter and line the emitters up to the watering area. You must also take note of the maximum run length for the drip line you are considering. Maimum Run Length Charts
When using Drip Emitter Tubing vs Solid Tubing with Emitters there are a few advantages and disadvantages to be aware of:
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.
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We will now look at a few options for connecting Drip Emitter Tubing to solid dristribution tubing.
Drip Emitter Tubing with insert fittings
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.