DIG’s 4 outlet PC drip manifold with a built-in anti-leak mechanism is used to water multiple plants from a single 1/2″ male threaded riser using ¼” micro tubing or dripline. Available in 2 flow rates, the unique design ensures uniform distribution at pressure range of 15 to 60 PSI, stopping water drainage after the system valve closes and pressure drops below 3.5 PSI. Use the 4 ports manifold to convert a 1/2″ sprinkler riser into a four-outlet drip irrigation system without altering the flow of the sprinkler zone. It connects to ¼” micro tubing or ¼” dripline to efficiently irrigate a wide variety of plants and trees.
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About DIG Four Port Drip Irrigation Manifold
The DIG APC4-6 and APC4-10 Four-Outlet Drip Irrigation Manifolds are designed for both new and existing irrigation systems. They efficiently convert a ½” sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation manifold, reducing water usage by 50% to 70% compared to traditional sprinkler systems. By targeting the root zone area of plants, these manifolds reduce issues such as pests, weed growth, evaporation, and runoff, resulting in more effective use of water.
The four-port irrigation manifold ensures even water distribution and is particularly recommended for watering individual shrubs, roses, or small trees. It is installed using 1/4″ micro tubing and support stakes, which secure the micro tubing near the plants. This manifold can be used to cover individual plants or closely spaced groups of plants with a length of ¼” micro dripline.
The versatile four-port irrigation manifold is suitable for various landscape gardens and can be incorporated into existing short-range watering cycles used with spray heads for most watering applications.
To maximize the effectiveness of drip irrigation, it is advisable to water early in the morning before temperatures rise. This allows any excess moisture on leaves and topsoil to dry, minimizing the risk of fungal and other diseases. Over-watering is a common cause of plant death, so utilizing drip irrigation helps maintain healthier plants by delivering water directly to the root zone, precisely where and when it is needed. For established plantings, deep and infrequent watering is recommended, as it promotes deeper root growth and strengthens overall plant health.
Installation suggestions: Converting a ½” sprinkler riser to a water-saving drip irrigation system involves a few simple steps. We recommend using the four-port irrigation manifold in an area where the plants are in close proximity to the sprinkler riser. For easier maintenance, it is advisable to use shorter lengths of micro tubing, preferably not exceeding six to eight feet from the riser. If you add a ¼” dripline, do not exceed a length of 6 feet with a flow rate of 6 gallons per hour (GPH) or 10 feet with a flow rate of 10 GPH.