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

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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

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Can this be buried

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August 15, 2016
Can this system be placed underground or with the roots block the emitters?
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August 20, 2016
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Hi WildBill, - Standard installation of a drip emitter line is to place it on top of the weed preventer mesh and then cover it with mulch. The malfunctioning emitters tend to be the #1 problem in drip irrigation installations. If you place them underground it is difficult to detect a problem and repair it. Since they should be covered with mulch to shelter them from heat and limit evaporation, there is Read More
Hi WildBill, - Standard installation of a drip emitter line is to place it on top of the weed preventer mesh and then cover it with mulch. The malfunctioning emitters tend to be the #1 problem in drip irrigation installations. If you place them underground it is difficult to detect a problem and repair it. Since they should be covered with mulch to shelter them from heat and limit evaporation, there is no visual reason to place them underground. Drip irrigation systems have to be winterized and of course will not function correctly if it freezes. They have to be drained of water to prevent damaging the tubing. The further south you live gives you more options. If you use a thick enough layer of mulch you can lengthen the time you can use the system but hard freezes endanger the system and can do significant damage. I use an air compressor to clear the lines of water before a freeze. It works just as long as you use a regulator valve to hold the air pressure at or below the water pressure normally used in the system. Higher pressure can pop out the emitters and damage the emitter holes and in the extreme split the tubing. Caution when buying drip irrigation supplies as the fittings can be different sizes between different brands. You can end up with a pile of fittings that you can't use. Hope that this helps. DJK Read Less
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August 16, 2016
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Yes, this drip line can be used above or below ground.
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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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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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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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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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can I connect this to sprinkle system?

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June 22, 2016
I would like to take one head of sprinkle system and use this tubing to put on. Do I have to do it with all heads to get proper flow? The guy at home depot offer me 1/4inch tubing, but didn't warm me about pressure. Thank ou.
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Hi Penyna.
Thank you for your question.
This type of line you have is a Drip Line. It is not meant to have a sprinkler head attached to it. This type of line already has holes in it so that the water will bleed our once the line is pressurized.
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. Read More
Hi Penyna.
Thank you for your question.
This type of line you have is a Drip Line. It is not meant to have a sprinkler head attached to it. This type of line already has holes in it so that the water will bleed our once the line is pressurized.
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.
You can connect this line independently to a sprinkler line but you should not attach any additional sprinklers to this line.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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How many feet do I need to install around a fruit tree for proper irrigation?

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I plan to install a 3/4" main line with 3 laterals off of it for drip lines. I am thinking I could use this material for the laterals. They are semi dwarf citrus tress. If I install in a 5' diameter ring around each that would give me about 10 emitters per tree, is that enough? I plan to water about 20 minutes a week. I have around 80 lbs water pressure.
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Hi Joe,
The general approach to watering trees is to concentrate the water at the canopy drip line where the water that would fall off the tree during a rain would fall. This means that the ideal place for a drip line will move as the tree canopy expands. Preplan to minimize effort and cost when expanding of the watering ring is justified. One simple way to determine the length of tubing to surround the
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Hi Joe,
The general approach to watering trees is to concentrate the water at the canopy drip line where the water that would fall off the tree during a rain would fall. This means that the ideal place for a drip line will move as the tree canopy expands. Preplan to minimize effort and cost when expanding of the watering ring is justified. One simple way to determine the length of tubing to surround the tree can be determined by temporally placing something like a hose around the tree directly under the canopy drip line and then measuring the length of hose. This can vary by tree and should be accurately measured for each different tree. Extremely large trees can require two or more drip lines placed under the canopy edge a foot or so apart. The actual water requirements for the tree are dependent on specie of the tree, depth of root system, age, and environmental factors like time of year, etc. Locate the guidelines for your particular trees from your plant reference source. If you don't have a good reference, ask a consultant from your Home Depot's landscape and garden center and they can proved a reference that is appropriate for your location. We in Texas rely heavily on our Universities and Texas's agricultural extension agents.
I hope that this helps in setting up your ideal drip-watering system for your trees. Congratulations on using a water conserving irrigation system - If only we could expand the number of people who are recognizing the need and wisely converting to drip-irrigation. Water conservation requirements are here NOW. DJ.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by good product would like smaller emiter spacing I would have preferred 12" spacing on drip emitter rather than the 18" that was available. June 28, 2016
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 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 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 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
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