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kcas72
06-02-2008, 11:43 PM
I have a question for drip irrigation experts. I am installing a drip irrigation zone in my automatic sprinklers. I am going to install 2 different zones. One will be for a drip hose, and the other for spray emmiters. These will be used for a shrub/flower bed. The bed will have about 3 inches of mulch as well. My question is, should the drip hoses be installed over or under the mulch? If I install it over, I wonder if the water will make its way down to the soil. If I install it under, I;m afraid they could get clogged. I'm confused. I'd appreciate any advice.


Thanks

lowvolumejeff
06-03-2008, 01:09 AM
Drip along under the mulch. Jeff

Kiril
06-03-2008, 01:25 AM
Ditto or sub-surface.

Waterit
06-03-2008, 01:27 AM
What they said!

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-03-2008, 06:28 AM
wait,did you say soaker hose?

EagleLandscape
06-03-2008, 08:01 AM
Are you using drip brands like Netafim, Salco, Toro? Or a black porous soakerhose from home depot?

kcas72
06-03-2008, 09:48 AM
It's going to be the Toro brand, and it's going to be a zone in my underground sprinkler system. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to use yet, but it will either be their 1/2" drip hose, or the 1/2" hose that you connect emmiters to, or 1/2" hose that you can connect 1/4" tubing to that you can put right around the shrubs.

Kiril
06-03-2008, 09:54 AM
If you must use Toro, do yourself a favor and get the in-line drippers.

Sub-Surface

http://www.toroag.com/main.aspx?category1=7&Category2=23&Category3=55&ProductID=81

Surface

http://www.toroag.com/main.aspx?category1=7&Category2=23&Category3=56&ProductID=95

kcas72
06-03-2008, 10:02 AM
Thanks Kiril. Two questions:

1) You say if I must get Toro. Do you recommend something else instead? I'm open to any brands.

2) How confident can I be that it won't get clogged? Not even from roots, but I'm thinking more about soil.

Thanks,

Kiril
06-03-2008, 10:16 AM
My personal choice is netafim, however there are some other noteworthy players on the market if you look in the Ag sector.

If you bury the line, there are methods of handling root intrusion.

Check out the link and read the resources/literature (especially the design guide) available for it.

http://www.netafim-usa-landscape.com/Landscape/p-dripperline/p-dripperline-Techline-CV-17mm.php

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 10:21 AM
Ditto Netafim, accept no substitutes, IMHO.

EagleLandscape
06-03-2008, 08:20 PM
Netafim or Salco for sure.

Netafim is proven million times over. Super easy to install, pressure regulated emitters... etc.

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 08:29 PM
Netafim or Salco for sure.

Netafim is proven million times over. Super easy to install, pressure regulated emitters... etc.

Don't forget the low drain check valve in each emitter.

Tom Tom
06-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Netafim is proven million times over. Super easy to install, pressure regulated emitters... etc.

yep, and one of largest irrigation companies/manufacturers in the world

AI Inc
06-04-2008, 06:33 AM
They pissed me off last week. Their drip is marked with a white label , the blank a yellow label.They sent me a roll ( actualy my supplier sent it) that was miss marked . Didnt realize it was blank untill I had rolled out the whole damn roll. Checked the label and it was labeled .9x12" and was white. And yes , I will always look in the future.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-04-2008, 06:56 AM
They pissed me off last week. Their drip is marked with a white label , the blank a yellow label.They sent me a roll ( actualy my supplier sent it) that was miss marked . Didnt realize it was blank untill I had rolled out the whole damn roll. Checked the label and it was labeled .9x12" and was white. And yes , I will always look in the future.

you got Pwnt..


i think i got some faulty **** a little while back..