You think you have pricey water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you want the best in SDI look no further than Netafim.
     
  3. c.miller143

    c.miller143 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    insane
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  4. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  5. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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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!:rolleyes:
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    ya need one of these

    drip installer.jpg
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks expensive, they do make a smaller unit, I saw the vid on the tube.
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  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  10. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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