DIG’s Four-Outlet Drip Manifold Kit is a complete kit utilizing a four-outlet high flow emission device to retrofit an existing 1/2″ sprinkler riser into a four-outlet drip irrigation system without altering or increasing the flow of the sprinkler system zone. The four-outlet drip manifold with 1/2″ female pipe thread is a pressure compensating head operating at a pressure range of 10-50 PSI with an even flow rate of 6 GPH per each outlet. The kit allows installation flexibility when incorporated into a new system or as a part of a sprinkler system zone. The manifold has four barbed outlets and 50′ of 1/4″ micro tubing to deliver the water under the plant canopy and includes stakes to hold the micro tubing in place. It can also incorporate 1/4″ drip line or drip emitters with a maximum flow of 6 GPH to achieve good root zone coverage of individual plants or groups of plants.
|A450||4 Outlet Drip Manifold Kit |
The A450 Four-Outlet Drip Manifold Kit can be used on new or existing installations to convert a sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation system, applying 50% to 70% less water than a conventional sprinkler system. It applies water at the root zone area of the plant only, eliminating pest problems, weed growth and water waste from evaporation and run off. The four-outlet manifold can be used to cover individual plants or closely spaced groups of plants within the layout. This kit is a complete kit containing all the parts required to install a complete system.
The four-outlet manifold can apply water to most landscape gardens utilizing the same short range watering cycles as used with spray heads to meet most watering applications. Using drip irrigation, water first thing in the morning before the temperatures begin to rise. This will allow excess moisture on leaves and top soil to dry before fungal and other diseases can develop. The most common cause of early plant death is over watering. Using drip irrigation can help sustain healthy plants by applying water directly to the plant root zone when and where it is needed. For established plantings, deep, infrequent watering is recommended. In most cases, applying deep watering will encourage deeper rooting, which leads to stronger, healthier plants.
Remove existing sprinkler from riser.
Screw on the four-outlet drip manifold.
Insert each of the press-fit barbed elbows into the four outlets and connect the micro tubing to the barbs.
Run lengths of micro tubing to your plants and secure with the tubing stakes.
A drip irrigation manifold is designed to convert a 1/2″ sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation system. The drip irrigation manifold may be incorporated into a new system, or used to convert an existing sprinkler riser to a multi-outlet drip irrigation system. Retrofitting a conventional sprinkler riser to a water-saving drip irrigation system requires a few simple steps including evaluation of the areas to be watered and selection of the best method to water. The most suitable uses for a multi-outlet drip irrigation manifold are shrubs, trees, roses, pots or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using a drip irrigation system.
Note: One of the most common installation errors is using too few, and poorly spaced, drip emitters. Often only a single emitter is placed at the base of a newly planted tree or shrub. In clay soils, a single drip emitter can wet three to four feet in diameter; on sandy soils, however, the same layout using the same drip emitter will only wet an area less than one foot in diameter. Because plant roots can grow a few feet a year depending on the plant and location, after one year the diameter of the root system might exceed the diameter of the watered area. A single emitter per tree or shrub could therefore restrict root development as early as the first year after planting. For this reason, it is especially important to place additional drip emitters around each plant, early in the plant’s life.
Note: To expand the system we highly recommend continuing with the same model kit or products. Review the instruction manual included with the kit for complete details.