Perfect for first time user, the DIG G77AS Drip Irrigation Kit is a complete kit for irrigating groundcovers, shrubs, trees, flowers, roses, vegetable gardens and vines. The kit has all the parts needed to start a system from a faucet or a garden hose, and covers up to 150 sq. ft. This kit easily expands with DIG’s complete line of drip products to cover a larger area of up to 400 sq. ft. as more plants are added using additional drip tubing and PC drip emitters with the same flow rate. The kit includes a 3/4″ backflow preventer, 3/4″ 25 PSI pressure regulator, 3/4″ swivel adapter, 50′ of our premium 1/2″ drip tubing with .600 ID x .700 OD, 50′ of 1/4″ micro tubing, PC drip emitters with twenty 1-GPH, two .5-GPH, two 2-GPH and two 4-GPH PC drip emitters, and all the necessary parts needed to complete the installation.
|G77AS||Drip Irrigation Kit |
|1||3/4" FHT x MHT backflow preventer|
|1||3/4" FHT x MHT pressure regulator|
|1||3/4" FHT swivel adapter with 60-mesh screen x compression with .700 OD (black)|
|1||50' of 1/2" poly tubing with .700 OD|
|1||50' of 1/4" micro tubing|
|20||1 GPH PC drip emitters (black)|
|2||.5 GPH PC drip emitters (brown)|
|2||2 GPH PC drip emitters (green)|
|2||4 GPH PC drip emitters (red)|
|1||1/2" compression tee with .700 OD (black)|
|1||1/2" compression coupling with .700 OD (black)|
|5||1/4” barbed connectors|
|5||1/4” barbed tees|
|1||1/4” barbed ball valves|
|3||1/2” tubing holder stakes|
|5||1/4” micro tubing holder stakes|
|2||figure “8” hose ends|
The G77AS Drip Kit can be used in a wide range of layouts and accommodate most garden watering requirements. The kit uses our pressure compensating drip emitters for even uniformity along the drip tubing. The drip emitters can be used to cover individual plants or closely planted groups of plants within the layout. This kit contains all the parts required to install a complete system for up to 150 SF. It can be connected into a 3/4″ faucet/spigot or a garden hose. If a faucet is not adjacent to the garden or to the location of your drip irrigation installation, you may extend from the faucet using a garden hose or use additional length of ½” drip tubing (model B35 for 50‘or B36 for 100’). To start the installation, the backflow device can be mounted directly to the faucet or to the end of a garden hose. Please make sure to add the 25 PSI pressure regulator (included) after the backflow preventer. The pressure regulator is used to lower the incoming pressure from the faucet to the recommended operating pressure of 25 PSI, which is within the range of operating pressures for drip irrigation or micro-sprinkler systems.
Connect to your water source using the backflow preventer, pre-set pressure regulator and swivel adapter.
Lay the poly tubing throughout your landscape.
Connect compression elbows and tees as needed and secure using tubing stakes.
Where you would like to place a drip emitter or extend with micro tubing, punch a hole in the poly tubing using the hole punch.
Insert the drip emitter into the hole or at the end of the micro tubing.
Turn on the water and flush the line of any debris, then shut off the water and install a figure “8” hose end.
Note: To expand the kit we highly recommend continuing with the same model drip emitters. Review the instruction manual included with the kit for complete details.
Using drip irrigation, water first thing in the morning before the temperatures begin to rise. This will allow excess moisture on the 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.