DIG Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Kits are used to retrofit a 1/2” sprinkler riser into a 12-outlet drip irrigation system without altering the flow of the sprinkler system zone. Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Kits allow installation flexibility when incorporated into a new system with a considerable number of 12 -outlet manifolds on each line. The Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Kits utilize extremely accurate, 4 GPH, pressure compensating individual and interchangeable drip emitters to ensure equal flow from each outlet over a wide range of operating pressures from 10 to 80 PSI. Each kit contains a 12-outlet manifold with ½” FPT, twelve 4-GPH PC drip emitters, twelve stakes, eight caps, twelve bug plugs and twelve color-coded converter barbs to convert the 1/8” outlet into a 1/4” outlet for use with 1/4” micro tubing. Additionally, the PC14100 contains 100’ of 1/8” micro tubing.
|PC14100||12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Manifold High Flow Kit with 100 ft. of 1/8 in. micro tubing and converter barbs |
|PC1204||12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Manifold High Flow Kit |
The Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Kits can be used on new or existing installations to convert a sprinkler riser into a drip system, applying 50% to 70% less water than a conventional sprinkler system. The Maverick’s™ high flow drip irrigation outlets are used to apply water at the root zone area of the plant only, reducing pest problems, weed growth and water waste from evaporation and run off. The two kits, recommended for watering individual shrubs or roses, contain a manifold with 12, 4-GPH pressure compensating drip emitters for even uniformity from each outlet, 12 stakes to secure the micro tubing to the ground, 8 caps to close unused outlets and 12 bug plugs to close the end of the 1/8” micro tubing. Additionally, each kit has 12 converter barbs to convert each outlet from the use of 1/8” micro tubing to 1/4” micro tubing with the PC14100 also having 100’ of 1/8” micro tubing to complete the layout. The 12-outlet manifold can be used to cover individual plants or closely spaced groups of plants within the layout.
The 12-outlet drip irrigation kit applies water utilizing the same short range watering cycles as 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.
The Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Kits are designed to convert a 1/2″ sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation system. The 12-outlet 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 include watering shrubs, trees, roses, pots or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using a drip irrigation system.
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.