Model # 53640

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null 1/4 in. x 100 ft. Blue Stripe Drip Tubing with Emitters

1/4 in. x 100 ft. Blue Stripe Drip Tubing with Emitters

$2049 /each
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Product Overview

The Toro Blue Stripe Drip 1/4 in. x 100 ft. Tubing with Emitters is a professional-quality drip hose made of high-quality polyethylene. Use it with other Blue Stripe Drip products to create a custom irrigation layout that is specific to your landscape or garden.

  • Use as a drip hose to irrigate containers, gardens and flower beds
  • Made of high-quality polyethylene that is flexible and contains no harmful chemicals
  • 1/2 gallon per hour (GPH) emitters every 6 in. are factory-installed for uniform water distribution
  • Factory-installed emitters cut installation time
  • Dimensions = 0.250 O.D. x 0.170 I.D.



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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

the label says .5 gph per emitter and shows one hole with a drop of water. There are 2 holes every 6 inches. How many GPH per 6 inches?

Asked by: peajay
This must be an average or a measurement taken near the water source. Simple physics tells you that the longer the distribution tube the more emitters you will be using. That implies there will be a drop in pressure. I have not found that to be a problem in uses of < ~12 ft. I originally tried a long loop of about 50 ft. but there was not enough water emitted at the outside of the loop (the 25 ft. region) to suit me. I changed to smaller loops or single lengths with an end plug and I have been pleased with the result. There is little loss of pressure at smaller lengths.
Answered by: bpen
Date published: 2015-09-20

can I use entire 100 ft. length without cutting it into smaller sections?

I want to hook-up at both of its ends 1/4 in. drip line, making it a loop, to main water feed line. Feeding water into the 1/4 in. from both ends can this diameter tube carry enough water to supply all its emitters? Effectively by hooking-up both ends of the 100 ft. line to the same water source this means water only needs to travel 50 ft. from each of the drip line's connection.
Asked by: Grady
I have found that this works well in smaller loops. I have hooked several shorter loops to the larger .5in supply hose. When I hooked a long loop to the .5in, there was a drop in pressure at the outer end of the loop.
Answered by: bpen
Date published: 2015-09-20

Are the emitters pressure compensated (PC)? What is the minimum working pressure?

Asked by: Anonymous
I have found that longer distances (more than 10-12 ft.) from the water source do lose some pressure and thus emit less. You must use a pressure compensator when attaching to house water faucet; a house supply has too much pressure. That is the only experience I have. My system is not attached to a lawn watering system.
Answered by: bpen
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can I turn off emitters? Say I wanted to water every 3 feet?

Asked by: jimmy
This type of product does not have emitter shut-off valves. However, you could use Toro’s larger diameter tubing with barbed emitters placed wherever you need water. One option would be using Toro part numbers: 53605 (100’ of ½” tubing) and 53681 (10-pack of Toro adjustable emitters).
Answered by: Toro
Date published: 2017-04-24
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Customer Reviews

1/4 in. x 100 ft. Blue Stripe Drip Tubing with Emitters is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent dripper but I discovered a limit in application Backround of user. I am not a contractor but a retired person who helps others to water their garden with a timer instead of watering with a hose. When you use any drip line emitter, you must reduce bib water pressure to 25 PSI, include a vacuum breaker and a filter. Then you transition from a 1/2" distribution line to the 1/4" blue line emitter which drips 1/2 gallon per emitter, every 6", per hour. Be aware that any line has some resistance to flowing water and that resistance reduces the net water pressure slightly. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE LAYING THIS DRIPPER LINE IN A FLOWER GARDEN AND CURVING IT NEXT A PLANT TO WATER ITS ROOTS AND THEN TURN IT TO GO TO THE NEXT PLANT TO WATER, YOU ARE ADDING SIGNIFICANT RESISTANCE TO WATER FLOW. When you are not dripping, you can use a 1/4" distribution line to move the water from point A to point B. In one recent installation, the 1/4" dripping had stopped. I decided the total resistance to the flow, the distribution line and the dripper line was too much. I replaced all the 1/4" distribution with 1/2" Blue Line distribution and it corrected my problem. In closing, the 1/4" Toro Blue Line emitter is an excellent product. Test the effective length by inserting a hose end plug in one end and connect the emitter to a water source and see right away if the net water pressure is sufficient to meet your objective of watering the intended plants. I am an active 82 year old gardener.
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tubing when installed properly and used for the right application I've been using blue stripe ¼" emitter tubing professionally for I believe over ten years. It's the perfect thing for many applications where plantings change often or seasonally such as vegetable gardens, annual and even perennial beds. (For shrubbery I prefer to use ½" tubing with two individual emitters per plant.) It can be pulled aside to rototill. It's reliable and easy to install. I've never had a problem with functionality, algae plugging or anything like that. My only complaint is numerous short rolls (as short as 82' with 163 drippers instead of 200 - an issue I've considered reporting to the federal trade commission) Please note that even though this product comes in (supposed) 100' lengths it requires ½" feeder tubing if you are running lengths much longer than 20'. I feed it back to a main at least every 20' to assure even precipitation. The in-line emitters are long flow path type emitters and are not pressure compensating. If you connect a 100' roll to an outlet and measure the flow along a path you'll see it peter off and stop completely at a relatively short length. That is to be expected given Bernoulli's Equation for pipe flow in a ¼" tube and the drain-off of the emitters. I think Toro should warn people about this on the package to avoid misuse which I'm sure happens a lot. I only wish they sold it 1000' rolls and that they were really the stated length.
Date published: 2011-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super efficient for whole bed watering! This stuff is great for efficiently watering an area with many small plants (such as garden beds) because you don't have to cut a bunch of short lines and install individual emitters. We think this double-sided in-line emitter design is more reliable than the laser-drilled tubing type, and the 1/4" soaker tubing is just not consistent enough over more than a couple feet (releases lots of water/hr near the source connection and significantly less just a few feet down the run). If you mix & match emitter tubing brands, do not assume the emitter rates are the same; this 1/4" Toro Blue Stripe has 1/2gal/hr emitters every 6" but other brands may have 0.75gal and 1gal/hr emitters. I gave the quality a 4/5 because 1 out of 5 rolls I bought had a splice in it and the factory did not place the splice correctly to maintain the 6" spacing between adjacent emitters; was easy to fix, but really, I think QC should train the factory assemblers better. Good watering! -- Seaside Giving Garden
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff for the price I tried drilling holes into a regular 1/4" pipe as suggested by some online sites, the results were not good, flow rates varied from hole to hole. Get this stuff, its great for $5 more per 100 ft, and takes the guesswork out..
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blue-Stripe Drip Tubing selected for large garden We installed Blue Stripe 1/4-inch drip tubing in our large community vegetable garden. Some of the rows are over 20 feet long, and a single drip tubing runs the whole length. The tubing has held up well over a 3-year period with very little replacement needed. We harvest over 400 pounds of produce for charity each year from this garden, so having an efficient, low-maintenance irrigation system is a high priority. The emitters almost never clog, even with the hard water in Chandler, Arizona. The blue stripe helps make the line more visible during harvest time when clippers might be in close proximity. I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drip irrigation tubing! Pretty much what the description says - 1/4" tubing with emitters. The nice thing is that the emitters are every 6 inches, which is hard to find. I just wish my local HD would carry them again, but free shipping makes it close to a wash. I use this stuff for dense flower beds and vegetable gardens - works like a champ!
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent drip line I've been using this drip line (with 1/2 gal per hr emitters per every 6 inches) in my garden for over 2 years and have yet to have a plugged emitter or a blown-off line. I've tried other brands with very limited success, but Toro Blue Strip products are the superior product. In addition to being strong, they also hold up better than others under the heat and intense UV rays of the Arizona desert sun. I use them in conjunction with the Blue Strip 1/2" line and in most cases, I put a shut-off valve on each 1/4" line. This allows me to not water a given smaller area (between seasonal crops) without drying up growing perennial plants on the same line. Again, I've tried other brands, but keep coming back to Toro. It is a bit more up-front investment, but you save money (and work!) in the long run.
Date published: 2011-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistent performance Prefer this over laser drilled because it is more consistent at each dripper, is spaced at 6 inches rather than 12, and has been very durable and reliable for me, including some that has been in service for over 12 years.
Date published: 2015-07-01
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