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Old 09-07-2010, 08:42 AM
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Your buddy was using drip emitting line similar to what is used for some septic drain field lines. The drip lines are made from some type of anti bacterial coated lines with each emitter being designed in a way to prevent blockage with roots. They still have to be flushed, but its one of the best ways to deliver water to plants.
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Geoflow makes a drip tubing that has both rootguard and batericide protection.
Toro's DL2000 has Treflan to prevent root intrusion.
Wet Flyin' Thing has the new tube with copper in the emitter to prevent root intrusion.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:50 AM
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:59 PM
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:51 PM
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Your buddy was using drip emitting line similar to what is used for some septic drain field lines. The drip lines are made from some type of anti bacterial coated lines with each emitter being designed in a way to prevent blockage with roots. They still have to be flushed, but its one of the best ways to deliver water to plants.
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That's correct, in this case he was using the Hunter drip emitting line (I don't think they are antibacterial), that's how I came to be familiar with it; each emitter has a check valve built into it but like you said, it still need to be cleaned out occasionally. I usually pinch the end of the run and slide a 3" long 3/4 PVC pipe over it; makes for an easier flush down the road.

The system carries a premium to install, but at today's water rates down here, the premium recovery period is reasonable enough to warrant making the investment, specially on new construction.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for the tips, I'll look into the products; I usually get what my supply house carries. It don't make it the best but it do make it available NOW!
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:25 PM
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:29 PM
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ya need one of these
Looks expensive, they do make a smaller unit, I saw the vid on the tube.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:13 PM
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insane is right, I don't know how you guys can keep up on service for drip. Around here it gets hacked up 2 or 3 times a year either by the landscaper or homeowner (usually both) and it's pretty much useless once debris enters the line. Never seen it used for turf and hope I never do.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:55 PM
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If you want the best in SDI look no further than Netafim.
SDI? I thought that was Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, Star Wars....

I think we live in a world with too many acronyms to remember.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:13 PM
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According to Wikipedia, the world leaders in drip irrigation are:

1. Netafim
2. John Deere (after acquiring Plastro)
3. Jain
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