Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by crtx Quality product. Use it everywhere.
Use this drip hose for all sorts of landscape projects from temporary to permanent. 1/2 the price than other retailers.
August 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Obfg 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 JoeReal 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 Matt 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 HoppyJack 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 SHORTY 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 Vickie 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 None Pipe
Pipe is flexible enough to bend it to place it where you want it.
July 14, 2015