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Gravity fed drip line.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by expertech services, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. expertech services

    expertech services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    O.K. guys take it easy on me! I want to gravity feed a drip line to 20 trees for the purpose of delivering systemic pesticide. Do you irrigation guys think I'll get even flow at each point down the line?
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,650

    As long as your supply is elevated high enough, it could work.
  3. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    A 1 in2, 12" long column of water exerts .433 psi at the base. Using RB as an example, the beginning of an operating pressure for a drip emitter is 15psi which would require the water source to be 34.5' in the air. As far as the uniform flow, you would be best off to use a pressure compensating drip emitter, which works from 10 to 50 psi. Hope this helps :waving:
  4. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    I'm pretty sure there is a netafim techline for gravity feed

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