Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mike Worst drippers I have ever seen
Out of a batch of 100, I had perhaps 10 initial failures. They would either not drip at all, or spray out water in an uncontrolled manner. Over the last month, with light usage, I have had another 30-40 go bad. I am reduced to checking for bad drippers of this type every time I turn on the drip system. I will probably just remove the remainder of them from the line just to avoid this hassle. In comparison, the Rain Bird drippers have yet to have a single failure and I have about 500 of them installed to date. Yes, you read that right, a 0 percent failure rate with the Rain Bird drippers - and I found them cheaper then the DIG. It's possible I purchased a bad batch from home depot - your mileage may vary.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Drippers
Used for conifer trees young plants. Works great. Does what it needs to do.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Grumpy
If you want to save a little money, and have the time to do the job twice, this is the product for you. It's CHEAP and it's Cheap. You will have to order twice as many drippers as you need, because you will need to replace the ones that don't work. You will also need to order twice as many 1/4 in. Elbows, and T's as you need because they break. The 1/4 in. Feeder line is ridged and hard to work with, but if you have lots of time it will work. The 1/4 in. Barbed fittings, to attach to the 1/2 in. Main line leak, and are hard to work with. In my opinion after fighting with DIG drip irrigation products all summer, I wish I had paid a little more up front, and started with a better product, and only had to do it once.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpier Shouldn't Make You Grumpy
I'm reviewing these strictly on functionality and installation. I bought these to use in my vegetable garden, specifically one button for every pepper plant.
I've used 50 of them so far and maybe I got lucky or they have improved at some point since the other reviewer used them but out of those only 1 has failed to work. That's a 98% success rate, and good enough for me.
In regards to the barbed connectors and tubing I found the tee connectors a little stubborn, the biggest problem is the small size and hard plastic with edges that tend to dig into your thumb and finger(s) as you try to push the tubing on. A glove can help but a small pair of pliers worked even better, eliminating the need to leave indentations on your thumb.
A few of the barbed connectors that connect the 1/4" feeder lines to the 1/2" main lines do leak. I have 17 feeder lines and 3 of them leak. A little. Like maybe a cup every hour or two. It's such a tiny leak it's not concerning me at all but if it were I imagine 30 seconds and a dab of caulk or maybe a couple wraps of teflon tape would cure the problem.
No pieces broke during the entire process (18 barbed connectors, 32 tee connectors, 50 button drippers, 34 micro tubing stabilizer stakes.
The only real problem was the single faulty piece (button dripper) and that's nothing, and a temporarily sore thumb was totally worth it when I think about all the time and water this system is going to save me compared to hand watering every plant.
May 20, 2015