We’re going to take a look at the drip applicators that we can use. In our last lesson we talked about a delivery supply to being that solid. And what we’re going to do is insert drippers or whatever end to that and go out to where we need some water. So let’s take a look at those particular things. Now variegation Calsa we’re going to look at a piece of solid tubing and what we’re going to do is we’re going to punch a hole into it. And then we have a number of choices that we have. We can use a a dripper if we need water right here where this tubing is, we’ll put our dripper in and drip right there. Or we can use a coupling to insert in and then run our spaghetti line are our quarter ranch delivery to being out into a pot or to a plant and supplied there.
And also we can use some micro sprays that we can put out there that will spin around or spray into an area that we need. So let’s talk about these real quick one by one. Now when it comes to drippers, every manufacturer has a line of these. Some drippers are labeled as pressure compensating and some are not. In our previous lessons, we talked about situations to where a pressure compensating product might be needed and you can get various drippers that are pressure compensating. But what I have here in my hand is landscape product selection of drippers. They’re color coded our blue, let’s see here, our Ballou is one half gallon per hour. Our black is one gallon per hour and our red is two gallons per hour irrigation Tulsa. So typically that’s the range that you’re going to find. These in rain bird has a version of this hunt or Toro, so they all have drippers and I’m a, most manufacturers have a line of drippers are different selections so that if you need pressure compensation or whatever, you can get that.
So let’s look here. If we wanted to just put it right here where the tubing is, we’ve already got a hole punched in there and we can put our dripper and push it right in. If this irrigation Tulsa, this is hard, you know, we could use our tool to push this down in there, but I like poking the hole and that just gives you the opportunity to use your fingers or whatever. So now you could do this if we wanted to drip right here, or we could attach this delivery tubing, this quarter inch delivery to and with nothing on the end, we could put a line right into a pot. And because we have our dripper here, it’s going to regulate the amount and I put the blue one in at half gallon per minute. Now if you do it this way with the dripper on first, then you have restricted your flow through the entire piece of spaghetti tubing here down to one half gallon per minute. So if I’m using a, a, a, a situation to where I need to put a dripper into a pot or somewhere else, I generally don’t do it this way. What I do is I put a just a coupling here, and this is a double barbed coupling and some manufacturers make a coupling that looks like a dripper
usually colored gray and it has no restriction inside of it. I don’t like to use those because it kind of confuses me. Um, as far as you know, I like things that are drippers to look like drippers and a coupling to look like a coupling. I know I’m a little crazy, but um, so what I use as these barbed couplings, and you can push this in here and then we can attach our spaghetti tubing to it and all this stuff just pushes ride on with finger pressure,
And then we can go out here and put our dripper on the end here and we can put this into a pot, you know, so even if this is a long way away, then we can do it this way. But the reason I like to only put the drippers on the end is that’s where the restriction is. And we still have our full 17 gallons per hour moving through this tube in case we need to tee off and go somewhere else. We can just cut into it.
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Irrigation. But they were often run into another pot and another location. And then all you really have to do is just keep track of how many of these that you put on to monitor your flow level. So that’s one of the ways that we can do it. Now let’s look at another type of applicator. This is a bubbler and this just connects on the end of our spaghetti to being. And you got a little steak, you know, built into it and you put it there and it bubbles out and maybe about two or three inches. And there’s all kinds of different products like this, some that put out a square or rectangular pattern, some that are um, individual little streams of water that come out in, some just kind of come out and a cascade of water. And this is about abortion. They work pretty good. I use these from time to time, but
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but most of what I use is called a micro spray. And this is a combination of a landscape products and rain bird products. Um, so every manufacturer makes some versions of these. Just pick the one that you liked that works the best for you. Um, and what we have here is a three part construction. The first part is our drips stake and it has, um, threads on the inside here. And those are 10 32 threads. We have a piece of riser here, which is kind of rigid, rubbery, um, polyethylene construction. And generally these come in lists that are twice as long. I’ve got this one cut in half, and what, what you do is just insert it down onto here and screw it down onto these threads so that it doesn’t blow off. And remember, on these drip systems, we will have wanted to use pressure reducers somewhere on the system to make sure that we don’t have any more than about 35 psi. Variegation.