Drip & Soaker Tape Vegetable Watering Kit is ideal for row crops. Drip irrigation helps with weed control, water loss, and nutrient loss. It is easy to install and maintain. DIG ST100AS Drip & Soaker can be installed above or below ground. This system comes with a 3-year Customer Satisfaction Warranty.
The kit includes a 3/4” backflow preventer, flow control, 3/4” swivel adapter, 5’ of our premium 1/2” drip tubing with .600 ID x .700 OD, 100' of drip tape with pre-inserted drip emitters every 12”, five connectors to start five rows, five end connectors and all other parts needed to complete or extend the system.
The drip soaker tape requires special fittings, available in a number of configurations, for exclusive use with the drip soaker tape.
The kit’s watering tape is a flat, thin-walled tape containing pre-spaced .5 gallon per hour (GPH) @ 25 PSI In-line drip emitters welded into the drip soaker tape every 12”. The tape expands when filled with water and allows for complete saturation coverage along the line.
Single Row- use the drip tape to 1/2” drip tubing connector to connect the drip tape to the end of the drip tubing for a single line of drip tape. This one line can be extended up to 280’ long.
a. First, connect the 1/2” drip tubing to the compression side of the connector by pushing and wiggling the 1/2” drip tubing into the adapter end. Connect the drip soaker tape to the other end by first turning the ring counter-clockwise to expose the barb, then pushing the drip soaker tape over the barb, and finally threading the ring clockwise to lock in place.
b. Lay out the 100’ drip soaker tape near the row of vegetables or between two close rows (6”-10” apart). Extend the drip tape a few extra feet past the end of the row.
Multi Rows- Additional 1/2” drip tubing may be added to the 5’ section in this kit and used as the main line.
a. Lay out the drip tubing perpendicular to the vegetable garden rows.
b. Near each row, punch a hole in the 1/2” drip tubing using the tool punch included in this kit and insert the barbed end of the drip soaker tape reducer (model ST13B) into the 1/2” poly tubing.
c. Connect the drip soaker tape to the other end of the drip soaker tape reducer by turning the ring counterclockwise to expose the barb, then push the end of the soaker tape over the barb, and thread the ring clockwise to lock in place.
d. Lay out the 100’ of drip tape near the row of vegetables or between two close rows (6”-10” apart). Extend the drip tape a few extra feet past the row.
6. Turn the water on to flush all outlets for about 30 seconds to a minute and after the lines are flushed turn the water off.
7. Close each drip soaker tape end using the end closer.
8. Turn the water on again to test the system for leaks.
9. If a hose end timer is used, program the timer depending on the type of soil you have. (See "About the soil", below.)
Note: To expand the kit we highly recommend continuing with the same model drip soaker tape. Review the instruction manual included with the kit for complete details.
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