DIG’s 9802-2, 160° Spray Stick is one of the most effective and versatile solutions for a quick installation of a small-diameter above-ground watering system. Useful for pots, baskets, containers and new plantings, and a favorite among nurseries and growers, the spray stick is now available as a completely assembled unit with 24″ long 1/8″ micro tubing with a barb, and in packs of two for easy installation in both indoor and outdoor applications.
|Feb-02||Spray Stick Assembly |
|Color||c2 Light green||cx|
|Nominal flow rate||GPH||GPM|
|Spray Stick spacing||1'||2'||3'||4'|
|Flow rate in GPH @ 25 PSI||7.2||7.2||7.2||7.2|
|Flow rate in GPM||4.40||3.72||3.24||3.00|
|Flow rate in GPH||266.4||223.2||194.4||180|
|# of Spray Stick||37||31||27||25|
|2 ft. micro tubing head loss in PSI||.05||.05||.05||.05|
|Total head loss in PSI||3.45||4.15||4.15||4.45|
The model 9802-2 (pack of two) Spray Stick is available with a 160° circle spray pattern and a flow rate of 5.4 to 7.2 GPH at 15 to 25 PSI. It has spray coverage of about 10″ to 12″ and can fit small planter boxes, pots, baskets or containers. The water flow is controlled at the stick’s outlet, where it matters most. Each assembly includes a 5” long spray stick, 24” of 1/8” micro tubing and an 1/8” x 1/4” barb to connect the micro tubing to the drip tubing. Use the spray stick where overhead watering is suggested, including vegetation that requires higher moisture content. Made from premium UV-resistant resins, which resist tip damage, the stick provides years of trouble-free operation in both indoor and outdoor applications.
For complete coverage of an area, the recommended spacing is one spray stick per plant to a maximum distance of 52′ to 84’ in length using 1/2” drip tubing as the main lateral. Like micro sprayers, the spray stick operates at low pressure and requires a filter to protect the water passages of the sprayer. The main advantages of using the spray stick are that a relatively large number can operate simultaneously with a small sized pipe, and the assembly has no moving parts.
Basic installation recommendations for this product include first reviewing the area and then making a drawing of the garden or site with your preferred layout.
If automation is required, use one of DIG’s hose end timers or battery operated controllers. The ideal controller should have flexible scheduling and two to four start times per day for added flexibility.