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Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 9:59am

Author: cbonilla

Just to say it worked

Yesterday I was able to install the first of the drip points to my garden pots. I used a retrofit adapter from sprinkler warehouse that allows you to replace a sprinkler head with a 4-port drip emitter. In my case I actually added a T to one of my lines where it was easily accessible (and even in the right spot). From there I ran four 1/4 inch lines to the pots on my deck. These run to simple drip stakes (the simplest kind with no drip head). I have a small valve on each line to regulate the flo...

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 4:44pm

Author: cbonilla

Tapping into existing sprinkler lines for a few drip points?

Thank you all. I have ordered a variety of parts (including some parts I needed for my existing system -- it was a hard winter here!) and will report back with my success or failure. Ordered enough parts to do the whole system (how many times have I said that?). I'll be tapping into the existing system at three places on three different poly lines. I'll try the easiest one first (the one near the deck where the poly pipe just sits on the ground under a low deck and can be fished out by hand) bef...

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 7:29am

Author: cbonilla

Tapping into existing sprinkler lines for a few drip points?

Maybe I'm using terms -- "drip" -- a little too loosely. My needs would be met by a simple 1/4" hose that tapped into my existing 1" poly lines. With a valve on it I could regulate the flow "close enough." Any reason why this wouldn't work? Would it significantly affect (negatively) the sprinklers on that line to allow a little water to simply drip out. Would a valve on this line let me step it down to a gentle flow. Would a valve like this work on the lines going to my pots? http://www.sprinkle...

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 8:06am

Author: cbonilla

Tapping into existing sprinkler lines for a few drip points?

I wanted to get a bit more specific with my question on doing this. From the forum sponsor's site I see the following product: 06-043 DIG four outlet drip bubbler 6 GPH Pressure compensating range: 10-60PSIColor coded outlet barb may be removed and replaced to change flow rates.Used with 1/4" distribution tubingBuilt in screen filter and large water passage to prevent clogging seen at http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/06-043-4-Outlet-Drip-Bubblers-p/06-043.htm Would this work for what I want to ...

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 7:22am

Author: cbonilla

Tapping into existing sprinkler lines for a few drip points?

Thanks for your reply HooKooDooKu. If you don't mind I'd like to ask a few more questions I'm trying to avoid going all the way back to my valve box and 2want to just tap into the line that feeds a nearby sprinkler head. Recognizing that this is not optimal (but maybe good enough) , could I tap into the 1" line, install a pressure regulator as you recommended at that point and then go out to big pots. Are pressure regulators expensive? Assuming I can do this I could do this by tapping into two d...

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 10:50am

Author: cbonilla

Tapping into existing sprinkler lines for a few drip points?

I self installed a sprinkler system a few years back and am very pleased with it. Now I'm wishing that I had planned for automated watering of a few big pots that I have around the house. is it possible to piggy back a few drip lines onto my existing piping near the pots keep them watered. I recognize that this would be somewhat of a patchwork system and not ideal (but hopefully pretty good). Limitations would be violating what I had always thought was the rule -- "don't mix different types of h...