Easy fast simple. All and all great product
Easy fast simple. All and all great product
I have a machine that lays the drip tape as it creates a raise bed. I have had no issue with any of the Drip Works products.
I decided to do a garden more than 10 times larger than I've ever done this year, so I knew I had to do some sort of irrigation. I was really overwhelmed by all the options and components, so when I found this kit, I was pretty excited! Most other kits only contain enough material for 100 feet of line, and I needed closer to 1200 feet. This kit has fit my needs perfectly! Materials are all high quality. Unlike some kits, Dripworks didn't seem to just toss in the cheapest options they have. Every item is of high quality and works very well. One roll of the drip tape had a big hole at one point, but I was able to cut it so the hole ended up at the end of my roll, so I had no waste and didn't have to use a coupler, but watch out for that, just in case. It is possible that I created the hole and it didn't come like that - just to give full disclosure. Instructions: The instructions were concise, yet easy to follow. The only part I didn't fully understand was how to use the drip tape end fittings. There is only 1 diagram (no text) on how to end the lines. I did my best, but they still leaked very badly. After some looking, I realized that each end needs to be folded multiple times, not just 2 like the diagram shows. My experience: Remember how I said I was overwhelmed? I was terrified to actually lay this stuff out, so the box sat beside by garden for about 2 weeks before I finally decided to tackle it. I opened it and realized there was no reason I should have been scared. It was so EASY! I laid out the mainline tubing first, in 2 zones, then added the drip tape in sections over the next week or so. I like that I can add an extra line whenever and wherever I want without much effort, and I was able to lay each row at my leisure. I had my peas planted much earlier than my tomatoes, so I was able to connect the pea row earlier than the tomato row. Suggestions: I highly recommend getting the lubricant. I got it, but decided to try to connect the tubing without it, and it was tough! With the lube it was effortless. I will also be ordering an automatic timer for the system, and once that is hooked up, it'll be pretty much self-sufficient. I also have plenty of leftover tubing, so I'll be ordering a few extra fittings and another filter and pressure regulator so I can set up a system for my smaller herb and flower garden. Thanks for the great kit!
Quality components, quick & can't be beat for water economy - great service
Drip Tape Row Crop Kits are perfect for watering row crops and garden beds.
This medium Kit includes 2,000' of 15 mil low flow drip tape which is enough to water up to twenty 100' rows (approximately 1/8 acre depending on row spacing).
The Drip Tape Medium Row Crop Kit from DripWorks makes it easy to irrigate up to 20 100-foot rows or 1/8 acre efficiently and economically. This row cover kit includes 2,000 feet of drip irrigation tape, 100 feet of mainline tubing and a filter and PSI regulator.
You also get all the hardware you need for connections as well as hold-down stakes and more. An optional timer is available for fully automatic operation.
Waters 20 100' rows (1/8 acre) based on 33" row spacing.
The Medium Kit includes 2,000' of 15 mil low flow, 8" spaced drip tape which is enough to water up to twenty 100' rows. 2,000' of low flow drip tape uses approximately 400 gallons per hour (GPH). This kit must be divided into two watering zones using the included hose Y (HYVHPL) due to the limited capacity of the 1/2" mainline tubing (240 GPH). Do not exceed a maximum of 1,200' of low flow drip tape in either watering zone.
Use the included hose Y to manually switch between watering zones or automate this kit by adding a hose thread, battery-operated timer (not included) at the faucet, and replacing the hose Y with the Galcon Alternator valve (not included). If installing a timer, we recommend using a high-pressure hose extension to relieve the weight of the timer assembly from the faucet.
The pressure regulator in this kit requires a minimum of 0.1 GPM (6 GPH) to begin regulating the water pressure to the 10 PSI needed for the drip tape. We recommend using at least 50' of drip tape in your system to meet this minimum flow rate. Using less than 50' of drip tape at a time may cause leaking at fittings and possibly damage the drip tape.