Q: We just purchased a whole house water filter system, that will backwash 25 gallons every 4 days. I want to use that to water the garden. Your drip tape was discussed in a garden chat i saw. 1. do you have any videos to show how to use and set it up? I will also need tubing to get water from tank exit to garden drip tape attachment. Any videos or books you could point me to showing supplies and set up would be greatly appreciated.
First thing I would want to know is what is in the backwash water? It likely contains all the stuff in your incoming water that you don't want to drink. Chlorine, fluoride, minerals and such. I would NOT use that water for your garden.
Is it a softener? If it is it is likely that it is putting salt in the water to soften the water. THAT will likely kill your plants.
I would need to know more about what is in the backwash before I can answer this.
Q: Sorry, I found the video about drip tape installation. Question is , will this drip tape system work with backwash system? I cannot put any pressure regulator on the outflow. What happens if the PSI is more than 10? I apologize in advance if these are stupid questions.
A: NO questions are stupid if you are trying to learn. We actually appreciate questions that we've not had before as they help us frame answers for questions others might be thinking of asking. I hope we addresses some of your concerns about backwash. We are reluctant to endorse any backwash use from a water treatment system as this water is probably high in elements you don't want to add to your yard. Please watch our event calendar and join us for one of our Drip Tape classes. We cover more on this process there.