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Going to be converting some of my sprayer heads to the brown drip irrigation pipes that go under the mulch, thinking its a much better way to water with less waste.

But I have some hanging baskets that cook in this summer heat. I water them morning and evening but it's just not enough. I'm thinking of using either small water bottles or 2 liter bottles for a continuous drip throughout the day. What have yall used?


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Been watering at least twice a day every day for the last month or so........The citys budget needs it smile


Said in Rockwall last year they lost over 1 million bucks in low water bills. Just doing my part and I like green pretty grass and flowers


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This battery powered faucet end timer has watered 21 potted and hanging plants on my patio for the last two years. Bought it at Home Depot.



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We use a lot of drip on median landscape beds, you can get different gallons per hour(gpm).
It's usually spaced on 18' or 24' centers


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Originally Posted By: hoof n wings
We use a lot of drip on median landscape beds, you can get different gallons per hour(gpm).
It's usually spaced on 18' or 24' centers


Thanks for that. I wasn't sure what spacing was needed. I'm still looking into this but haven't pulled the trigger yet. How do I determine how many GPH/GPM my sprinkler head is putting out? I don't want to use too much drip irrigation and not have water reach the ends


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You'll never be able to run drip and pop ups on the same valve. Drips, depending on the valve and emitter size puts out around 1-4 gallons per hour, pop ups are anywhere from 1.0 to 3,0 a minute


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HnW- why wouldn't this work? Not trying to argue, just asking.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/DIG-6-Outlet-Adjustable-Drip-Manifold-AD6/100148153/


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You want your drips to run longer than your spray heads.

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I used it when we planted the trees. I put 1 gal/hour drip heads on them and ran the timer an hour a day, dumping a gallon of water a day on the new trees. We didn't lose a single tree. After three years, I quit watering the trees and abandoned the tubing underground. All the trees are still thriving.


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Originally Posted By: Hancock
You want your drips to run longer than your spray heads.


That makes since, and something I didn't think of, thanks.


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If you want to see a drip system I can show you about 150 acres worth out here. Might be a little overkill though roflmao

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Originally Posted By: Cast
I used it when we planted the trees. I put 1 gal/hour drip heads on them and ran the timer an hour a day, dumping a gallon of water a day on the new trees. We didn't lose a single tree. After three years, I quit watering the trees and abandoned the tubing underground. All the trees are still thriving.

I need to do this around my fruit trees, hauling water is starting to suck, watching this thread along with a lot of reading online.


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For drip, it should. You would need to find out what the gpm/gph is per manifold and match that with the number of emitters on the drip- if the outlet puts out 6 gph, you would only want to have the number of emitters that equal to 6 gph.
Or are you asking about drip and pop ups on the same valve?
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HnW- why wouldn't this work? Not trying to argue, just asking.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/DIG-6-Outlet-Adjustable-Drip-Manifold-AD6/100148153/


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I was looking at doing drip and pop ups on the same valve. Converting four sprayer to drips and leaving what's in the yard as sprayers


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One of the drip fields. This one is small at less than 15 acres.

The filter setup



16 of the 24 zones. Solenoids control each one and the have flowmeters and pressure gauges



Controller



Injection tank tied into tape to inject fertilizer or whatever chemical I want to treat cotton with.


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Holy Cow Dustin, that is a system right there!

I guess with a rig that big you are using some kind of large drip pipe versus a tape type delivery?


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Dustin, how is the tubing laid in the field? Interesting stuff.

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One of the drip fields. This one is small at less than 15 acres.

The filter setup



16 of the 24 zones. Solenoids control each one and the have flowmeters and pressure gauges



Controller



Injection tank tied into tape to inject fertilizer or whatever chemical I want to treat cotton with.



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I personally- and I'm not a licensed irrigator, don't think it will work. The reason is your pop ups, depending on the psi and nozzle will put out 1-3 gallons a minute, drip puts out 3ish gallons per hour. So to get the water to soak in on drip, your running it for 30 minutes or so. Turf or bed pop ups usually run around 15 minutes. On the same valve, your pop ups would put out 45 gallons compared to maybe 1 gallon on the drip. Lots of varibles
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I was looking at doing drip and pop ups on the same valve. Converting four sprayer to drips and leaving what's in the yard as sprayers


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Holy Cow Dustin, that is a system right there!

I guess with a rig that big you are using some kind of large drip pipe versus a tape type delivery?


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Dustin, how is the tubing laid in the field? Interesting stuff.


It is drip tape in the field buried 8" or so. The tape is from netafim and they are pretty much the leader in drip tape and make all sorts of sizes, thicknesses, and types of emitters. Our tape is about .875" diameter and puts out 1.5GPM. The tape is installed with a tractor mounted implement that basically has shanks the dig in the ground and the tape unrolls behind it and is buried.

The 16 zones shown are 8 row zones and have tape in the furrow every 80". We have some fields that tape is buried on 40s. So 4 tapes are in a zone putting out a total of 6GPM per zone. Right now I have them divided out where 8 zones are getting 70% irrigation, 4 are getting 50%, and 4 are receiving 100%.


I'm running a 70+ GPM well on that field so I run 12 zones at a time

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Originally Posted By: hoof n wings
I personally- and I'm not a licensed irrigator, don't think it will work. The reason is your pop ups, depending on the psi and nozzle will put out 1-3 gallons a minute, drip puts out 3ish gallons per hour. So to get the water to soak in on drip, your running it for 30 minutes or so. Turf or bed pop ups usually run around 15 minutes. On the same valve, your pop ups would put out 45 gallons compared to maybe 1 gallon on the drip. Lots of varibles
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I was looking at doing drip and pop ups on the same valve. Converting four sprayer to drips and leaving what's in the yard as sprayers


You can get higher flow drip nozzles. Some are adjustable.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-0-10-GPH-Adjustable-Multi-Stream-Dripper-25-Pack-B25B/100208564

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-Adjustable-Sprayer-on-Stake-3-Pack-410B/100136143


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I laid the Netafim tech line CV around the perimeter of my house to water the foundation. So far so good.

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True, we use these on out tree bags. Most of the better drip(Neta film) has built in emitters
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You can get higher flow drip nozzles. Some are adjustable.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-0-10-GPH-Adjustable-Multi-Stream-Dripper-25-Pack-B25B/100208564

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-Adjustable-Sprayer-on-Stake-3-Pack-410B/100136143

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That is a nice set up Dustin, I have a friend back east that does basically the same thing, with the tractor attachment it is a one man job darn near.

Looks like you are also set up for liquid feed injection as well.


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