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Sunday, September 5th 2010, 3:55pm

by cheetah7985 (Guest)

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 10:06am

by Wet_Boots

Emitters emit. They don't regulate pressure. That comes from elsewhere upstream, as does the filtration. Any strainer in the DiG emitter is a frill.

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 8:14pm

by cheetah7985 (Guest)

I'm not sure what it is about my posts you are misunderstanding, but I will take your "not likely" and run with it, what with it being the closest thing to an answer I've received.

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 5:09pm

by Wet_Boots

There is no clarification. If you fail to realize that a drip component requires a filtered pressure-regulated water supply, then you are not ready for prime time. Rainbird sells me a device to filter and regulate water for drip, and it's close to twenty bucks. You think a two-dollar device from DiG is going to accomplish the same thing, and also include four emitters? Not likely.

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 12:55pm

by cheetah7985 (Guest)

I am not asking if I can "skip" those steps, I am asking for clarification on how the product arrives; ready-to-use, or extra, not-included, pieces required.

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 11:05am

by Wet_Boots

I get a hundred bucks an hour to provide hand-holding. I take Paypal :)


Seriously, if you got drip, you filter and regulate, period. Don't go looking to do without this basic and necessary piece of the puzzle.

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 5:30pm

by cheetah7985 (Guest)


Infering can cause problems. For instance, the item description says it compensates from 10-60 PSI, but operates at 10-50 PSI. It also says it has a built-in filter, but does not specify what that filter is, and then goes on to further say that 120 mesh is required. I would much rather KNOW what I am buying and what is required, than infer and make the wrong asumption. Being a sprinkler laymen, I'd like to know the difference and have clarification before I make my two HUNDRED (and rising) dollar purchase, only a small part of which is six, two dollar items.

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 4:33pm

by Wet_Boots

There is only so much hand-holding you can expect for a mammoth two-dollar purchase :P </sarcasm>


It's a drip item. You do have to filter the water supply and regulate the pressure to not exceed 50 psi. This can be inferred by reading the description of the item.

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 3:06am

by cheetah7985 (Guest)

Thank you for your replies. Sprinkler Warehouse has yet to reply to this same question; it's been over a week. Should I be wary of buying from them?

Monday, August 30th 2010, 8:42am

by HooKooDooKu

In the relm of drip irrigation, "pressure compensating" means that a drip emitter will put out ABOUT the same amount of water regardless of the incomming pressure. Notice how the green one your link goes to is listed as a flow rate of 20 Gallons Per Hour? That means this device will put out ABOUT 20 GPH for incomming pressures between 10-60psi. By comparison, the Black colored device puts out 6GPH, the Blue 2GPH, and the Red 12GPH.

Not sure about the requirements on filtration. Drip irrigation usually needs filtration of 150-ish mesh or finer for drip emitters. So my best guess is that the water coming to this device should be on a 120 mesh filter (something all irrigation systems SHOULD have, but very few do from what I understand).