Drip Tape - An extremely useful way to water your gardens.
(Do not use in systems without a pressure reducer. Max allowed PSI = 10)
to check out this 2017 video on YouTube to see Farmer Greg and Jake Mace put a drip tape system together.
Pick up at your Local Hardware or Big Box Store:
5/8 Poly tubing (measure from water supply up to and in garden bed)
90’ elbows & T’s (as necessary to direct and split)
Timer (If not already installed)
Valve (if not already installed)
Quick connect (to allow removal and replacement of chlorine filter)
Pick up from Store.UrbanFarm.org/irrigation
Drip Tape - (comes in 100 ft sections)
Drip Connectors/Barbed Tape Loc connector - Poly to Drip (1 for every foot wide your gardens are, Doubled if polytube is in center)
Repair Couplers (1 or 2 for just-in-case repairs)
10psi Pressure Reducer (1 per valve) - <strong>Do NOT skip this.</strong>
ORDER OF INSTALL - With Water Flow
Timer & Valve
10 psi Pressure Reducer (MUST HAVE!)
5/8 Poly tubing to the garden bed(s)
5/8 Poly Tubing the short way across the bed(s)
Sections of drip tape long ways across the garden bed
*SIMPLE METHOD OF CLOSING OFF ENDS
With 5/8 Poly tubing
Fold over approx 2” of end of tubing at end
wrap closed with red wire
With Drip Tape
Cut a 2" piece of drip tape
Fold over the last ~2 inches of the open end of the drip tape line
Slip the 2" piece over the folded end.
Voila! You have an effective cap in seconds!