Vineyard Irrigation Water Source Connection Planning

Vineyard Irrigation Water Source Connection Planning


Vineyard Irrigation

Water Source Connections For Vineyard Irrigation

Now that we've determined the drip line layout of our Vineyard 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:

  • 300 gph of water available at 60 psi
  • 15 Rows of 250 ft each
  • Vines at every 6 feet (625 hops / approx. 42 vines per row)
  • 1 GPH Pressure Compensated Drip Emitters will be used
  • We have determined that 3 zones of 5 rows each will be optimal for the system.

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 Vineyard Drip Irrigation system is using a 1" Distribution Line from the water source.  We likely could have used a 3/4" line but it's 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.

439-131 For this example we are connecting to a 3/4" male hose bib.  This fitting then increases the thread size to 1".  If your thread size is different a combination of parts can always be found in our Sprinkler Fittings category.
      61793P    1" Check Valve.  A check valve is necessary for any drip irrigation system using a residential water source to avoid back flow into the drinking water system.  If your system is using a water source specifically for the irrigation system a check valve is likely not necessary.
DF100-140         Filteration is critical for successful operation of any drip irrigation system.  Even though we also inclduded filter for every drip zone it is often advisable to have additional filteration at the water source.  
1435-010 Female adaptor for connecting to poly distribution line.  Clamps are required when using insert fittings.
or
37678 If using Blu-Lock for your distribution lines you will also need a 1" threaded coupling (430-010).

This is just one example of how you might set up a water source connection.   Also note, we have left out a pressure regulator as we will install them for each drip zone.

We will now move on to the components for drip zones and drip line connections.

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