DIG FM01AS Patio Drip Watering Kit is a complete kit with pressure compensating (PC) drip emitters to water up to ten hanging baskets, pots or containers decorating a patio or pool area. The Patio Drip Irrigation Watering Kit contains all the parts to start a system from a faucet or a garden hose and can be expanded to cover up to fifteen small-to-medium-sized hanging baskets or pots using additional micro tubing and PC drip emitters with the same flow rate. The kit includes a 3/4″ backflow preventer, ¾” 25 PSI preset pressure regulator, 3/4″ FHT x 1/4″ compression adapter, 60′ of 1/4″ micro tubing, ten PC drip emitters, 1/4″ tees and all necessary parts to complete the installation.
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The FM01AS Patio Drip Watering Kit can be used in patio or pool areas to water pots and baskets. It uses pressure compensating drip emitters for even uniformity along the length of the micro tubing. This is a starter kit that can be started from a 3/4″ hose garden or faucet/spigot. We highly recommend installing a 25 PSI pressure regulator (not included) after the backflow preventer. The pressure regulator is used to lower the incoming pressure of the system to the suggested operating pressure of 25 PSI, which is within the range of recommended pressures for a drip irrigation or micro sprinkler system. The instruction manual for this kit can found in the package.
Using drip irrigation, water first thing in the morning before the temperatures begins 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 pot plantings, short watering times are recommended.
We provide the following installation steps as general suggestions. They are other ways to install this kit.
Connect to your water source using a backflow preventer, filter (recommended) and pressure regulator.
Lay the micro tubing around plants and connect with barb connectors.
Install drippers into the end of the micro tubing.
Secure micro tubing and dripper with a tubing holder stake near the base of a plant.
The basic installation recommendation for this type of kit is first to review the area or section you wish to irrigate and then to make a drawing of the garden or site with your preferred layout. Keep a record of this information for future expansion or schedule maintenance