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wiredupdr

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Location: Leesburg, VA

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Friday, August 21st 2009, 7:47pm

drip problem

...I am thinking I have a volume problem here but wanted to double-check then determine the recommendation.

I am running 1/2 PVC to 4-port 1/4" DRIP emitter at 20GPH with 1/4" adj micro sprinklers at 2GPH. The micro sprinklers connected to a single line work just fine; however, those lines with more than one have very poor performance.

I need to be able to run several micro sprinklers per drip line. Any recommendations?

Thank you in advance

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 6:54am

You do not employ 1/4" emitter tubing as a distribution line, and the situation you describe illustrates why.

wiredupdr

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Posts: 3

Location: Leesburg, VA

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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 8:18am

You do not employ 1/4" emitter tubing as a distribution line, and the situation you describe illustrates why.


Thank you for your reply.

I figured as much; I see this product can convert my 1/2 threaded to a 1/2 distribution line.

How do I attach the 1/2 distribution line? Is there a barb at the end?

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Monday, August 24th 2009, 12:55pm

1/2-inch distribution line, without any built-in emitters, is uncommon apart from what pros use for more complex drip work. You might do better with individual long runs of the smaller tubing to a 'hub' of emitters.

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