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Model # B18100

Internet # 100127697

Store SKU # 556191

1/2 in. x 100 ft.1 GPH Pressure Compensating Drip Line

$13.82 /each

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Model # B18100

Internet # 100127697

Store SKU # 556191

Store SO SKU # 531677

Earth-line Brown PC drip-line is 100 ft. of poly tubing that contains 1 GPH PC drippers inserted into the extruded interior wall of the tubing at 18 in. intervals. Each of the drippers consists of a cylinder with a labyrinthine-like water passage, filter and diaphragm. The dripper continuously adjusts to varying water pressure ensuring a constant flow rate.

  • Evenly hydrates large outdoor areas and extends drip lines
  • 100 ft. of coverage with 1-Gal. per hour drippers every 18 in. 65 drippers total
  • Earth-line brown PC drip-line can be covered with mulch, used below or above the ground
  • Connect to the irrigation system using 0.700 O.D. compression fittings
  • Maximum run of 330 ft. from 1 water-source

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
18 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
4.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
18 in 
Diameter(inches) 
1/2 
Tubing Length (ft.) 
100 
Details
Color Family 
Browns / Tans 
Drip & Micro Irrigation Component 
Tubing/Dripline 
Drip Line and & Tubing Type 
Porous Tubing 
Irrigation System Component 
Drip & Micro Irrigation 
Pressure Rating 
50 psi 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Warranty 

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Brand: DIG
Price: $20 - $30
Diameter(inches): 1/2
Drip Line and & Tubing Type: Porous Tubing
Review Rating: 3 & Up
Tubing Length (ft.): 100
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I have 1/2" drip line (black) and 1/2" porous tubing (brown) and need to connect them

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Simi Valley, CA
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December 15, 2015
Hi, I have an area where I need some drip lines run from 1/2" black drip line, and then transitions to an area where a porous tubing is more efficient. Is there a way to connect the two of those? I have a 'T' I though would work but I cannot get the black tubing to insert into the connector. The reason I have a 'T' connector is because I have basically created a circle out of the soaker to water that area. Was going to connect the 1/2" black drip line to that and then run drips to the various plants in that area.
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West Suffield, CT
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May 2, 2016
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Repairing and connecting 1/2" I.D. drip line hose can be challenging. I finally discovered that the plastic quick-connect fittings (male and female) that Home Depot sells for garden hose (see http://www.homedepot.com/p/Melnor-Product-Adapters-2-Pack-235-021/202051516 and http://www.homedepot.com/p/Melnor-Faucet-Adapter-2-Pack-235-058/100659507) happen to have the correct O.D. to slip into the 1/2" Read More
Repairing and connecting 1/2" I.D. drip line hose can be challenging. I finally discovered that the plastic quick-connect fittings (male and female) that Home Depot sells for garden hose (see http://www.homedepot.com/p/Melnor-Product-Adapters-2-Pack-235-021/202051516 and http://www.homedepot.com/p/Melnor-Faucet-Adapter-2-Pack-235-058/100659507) happen to have the correct O.D. to slip into the 1/2" tubing. You'll have to use screw-type hose clams to make sure the adapters are held in place (Home Depot sells them individually or in small bags in the plumbing department). The rubber "o-ring" on the fittings help keep the connections water-tight. I use plastic caps on the ends of my drip lines (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-3-4-in-Threaded-Hose-Caps-2-Pack-27902/100659301). The big drawback is that the plastic fittings have a small I.D. which restricts the water flow somewhat.
This summer I'll be running eight (8) fifty (50) foot lengths of 1/2" porous irrigation tubing for my raspberries. I've been told that this hose is designed for 25 psi, so I'm installing a water filter, a pressure reducer, and eight timers (one per row) so that only one row gets watered at a time. This should alleviate problems such as under-watering some rows while over-watering others. Read Less
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March 5, 2016
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The line should fit tight, if rocking it back and forth during insertion doesn't work, you can use a heat gun to soften the cut end of the black line up a little bit before inserting it. I am currently doing something similar and ended up having to change out some parts as my existing rainbird distribution line is smaller than just about every other company's distribution line.
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I have just installed a 1/2 in. x 100 ft.1 GPH Pressure Compensating Drip Line. How can I add drip holes?

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Provo, Utah
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May 16, 2016
I just installed 1/2 in. x 100 ft.1 GPH Pressure Compensating Drip Line and it seems to be really water efficient, but in some areas of my garden I would like to add more drip holes for things like carrots and radishes.
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May 17, 2016
Answer: 
Hi Digger.
Thank you for your question.
Yes, additional holes can be punched into your existing Drip line to accommodate more plants. The easiest way is to use the Deluxe Hole Punch or for 1-2 holes you can also use the DIG 1/4 in. Hole Punch.
http://www.homedepot.com/s/Hole%2520punch%2520for%2520drip%2520line?NCNI-5
You can also run an additional ¼ in line using this same 1/2 in. Drip Line.
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Hi Digger.
Thank you for your question.
Yes, additional holes can be punched into your existing Drip line to accommodate more plants. The easiest way is to use the Deluxe Hole Punch or for 1-2 holes you can also use the DIG 1/4 in. Hole Punch.
http://www.homedepot.com/s/Hole%2520punch%2520for%2520drip%2520line?NCNI-5
You can also run an additional ¼ in line using this same 1/2 in. Drip Line.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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i need to repair an existing drip system

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El Cajon, CA
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The system was installed by a landscaper. It is brown in color. I think I need to replace some of the line as there is a serious leak somewhere
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It may be the emitters. I just installed a system and found the average flow to be 2-3 times that specified. Upon inspection, though most emitters are dripping - as would be expected - there are many that present a large flow.
Enough flow so that <10% of overflow emitters flow enough to make that huge difference in the average flow.
I have not measured the individual flow in either the 'normally' Read More
It may be the emitters. I just installed a system and found the average flow to be 2-3 times that specified. Upon inspection, though most emitters are dripping - as would be expected - there are many that present a large flow.
Enough flow so that <10% of overflow emitters flow enough to make that huge difference in the average flow.
I have not measured the individual flow in either the 'normally' operating emitters, or in those that have a very large flow so I can't comment on the actual flow of any specific emitter. Read Less
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by install and forget I've first noticed this product (the black one) installed by house builders 16 years ago, and the drip line is still working to this very day, that was from our very first house bought. I've customized many drip emitters with the regular tubing, and always, within a year, there would be some unplugged emitters, geyser leaks and some plants dying because of upstream leaks from regular emitter system while wasting water. The dripline with built-in PC drip emitters behave like a soaker tube, only without the clogs. They reliably deliver without clogging. You spread the tube uniformly, then the ground is wet uniformly. I usually bury them at 4" deep for my trees, and then no grasses germinate all summer long. For the veggie garden, the 18" spacing is perfect. The only problem with this recent product (the brown one instead of the black), is that my old surplus fittings are no longer compatible. You'll have to buy the new 1/2" to 5/8" universal fittings. There are also sections in the tubing that are thinner than usual, manufacturing defect, and is a bother to return after you install it, so I just repair them on the spot. that's why the quality is only a 3-star. But overall, this is an install and forget irrigation system, as you don't really need to maintain it for at least 16 years. May 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by connecting from existing 1/2 inch fitting The simple way to do this is to use the 1/2 rainbird or any brand fitting that screws into the system and has a barb on the other in. Just buy the funny pipe that fits the barb and cut a short connector piece. The black funny pipe and the drip line have the exact OD so the compression fittings work just fine to connect. April 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Out of spec flow from emitters Quality looked good but there were many emitters that were dispensing far more than specified. All fittings worked like a champ, everything was as anticipated except the flow from the emitters. Although most emitters dripped, many actually flowed. Measured pressure showed the regulator was adequately controlling the pressure to 20-25 psi. A field of 128 emitters should have delivered 64 gal/hour but measurements showed they actually delivered some 380 gallons over a 2 hour period. The results were consistent for 10 separate tests. September 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Replacement of existing landscape irrigation Drip hose was kinked in the mfg.'s roll and was somewhat difficult to use properly. I have used this product in the past with little or no problem. The difficulty came when making it rounded around the plants we put in. August 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pipe Pipe is flexible enough to bend it to place it where you want it. July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drip Line compression hose This is good for plants spaced evenly in a row. Sometimes it doesn't directly reach a specific plant. I think that you could actually tap into it with with some small feeder hose and direct it more specifically. It is really nice for a hedge. I think that even though the opening isn't directly in front of the plan, it emits so that the roots can receive water. July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Way To Water in the 21st Century I am converting the flower beds from spray heads to total drip hosing and adding a permanent drip line (pre-holed) around the foundation so that it waters with the sprinkler timer too. In the past, the spray heads sprayed a mist everywhere but never really wet the foundation unless you water frequently. This allows less frequent and I like the fact that one is pre-drilled and the other allows you to put the drip heads at the plant. I would have rated 5 star and 5 bar value, but there is a major disconnect in the section for fittings. There are two kinds of options offered, one by Rainbird and one by DIG. To connect to a 1/2" sprinkler location, you remove the current head and fitting and put a riser to connect to the hose. Rainbird sells a female 1/2" 90 on one side and with a barbed fitting for the hose inside diameter. It does not work on the DIG as the barb is too small for the DIG inside diameter. The Rainbird fitting that doesn't work on DIG ($1.93 each). It took a long time to figure out that the DIG solution is a female 1/2" 90 with basically a male garden hose threaded 3/4" end (Q59) which are $1.75 ea. Then you have to buy a female hose connector with a female slip fitting for the hose (#50001) for the 700OD on the tubing ($2.17 each). Worse is that the Q59 fittings are near impossible to find in The Home Depots. I had to go to 4 stores to find 12 of them for the 12 different locations. That makes the investment for me $50 more for the DIG instead of the Rainbird hose. The DIG tubing (5 rolls) offset this at $3 roll cheaper and I prefer the black color which blends with compost. All in all, the product is great with either solution but the fitting cost (Ts, 90s, and end caps) can add up quickly. April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by overall i am happy I have about 300 feet of this product in use currently. it works well and seems pretty durable. i have had it installed about a month and it has no leaks or breaking or anything like that. it comes in a roll so it is kinda tough to get it to lay strait so you will need to stake it down about every 10 feet or so.my only real complaint is the emitters do not all flow at the same rate. and it is not all because of pressure drop you will find some flowing way more than others all throughout the length of the hose. overall i am happy if i turn on the water for a couple hours it waters my whole flower bed. i have the hose covered in mulch now but i observed the flows while checking for leaks prior to burial. June 11, 2013
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