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DIY GUIDED R I P I R R I G AT I O N M A D E S I M P L Ewww.popeproducts.com.au
Why Drip Irrigation?                                  Using Drip Irrigation in your garden is EASY!                       ...
Why Drip Irrigation?Watering using a Drip System makes sense!  There are a wide range of drip watering products available ...
Watering, Trees, Bushes, Shrubs and Hedges                                                                                ...
Watering Garden Beds and Borders                                                                                      Micr...
Watering Pots and Baskets                                                                                                 ...
Watering Vegetable or Herb GardensWatering Vegetable or Herb Gardens                                                      ...
Watering Under Mulch                                                            Watering on Slopes                        ...
Selecting the right drip solution                                                                                         ...
Selecting the right drip solution                                                                                         ...
Selecting the right drip solution                                                                                         ...
Selecting the right drip solution                                                                                         ...
Selecting the right drip solution                                                        Advantages                       ...
Selecting the right drip solution                                                                                         ...
Selecting the right drip solutionThe difference between Drippers and Tricklers    Drippers                              Fi...
Installing Drip Eze - 13mm                                  Connecting to a garden hose                                   ...
Installing Drip Eze - 4mmReplacing existing spray watering systemsOR running lengths of 4mm Drip Eze from the main line.  ...
Installing Waterweeper                                  Using 12mm Waterweeper                                            ...
Installing Dripper HoseConnecting to a garden hose                                                                        ...
TIP!                                  Installing Easy Clean Drippers / Ultra Drippers                                     ...
Installing variable flow drippers and tricklersPlacing drippers or tricklers into 13mm poly tube                          ...
Installing your drip system                                  Connecting to the water source - Using a garden hose based sy...
Installing your drip system Creating a system from your tap - The quick and easy way to install your drip system     1    ...
Converting spray systems into drip systems                                  Using Drippers or Tricklers                   ...
How long should I water?Watering using drippers and tricklers   Using drip systems in your garden   Drip systems use low p...
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
Drip Irrigation Made Simple - Do It Yourself Guide
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  1. 1. DIY GUIDED R I P I R R I G AT I O N M A D E S I M P L Ewww.popeproducts.com.au
  2. 2. Why Drip Irrigation? Using Drip Irrigation in your garden is EASY! In three easy steps, this guide will help you understand Advantages of Drip Irrigation drip watering and show you how to install your drip Up to 70% savings in Healthier, more bountiful Easy automated watering by irrigation system. water usage due to plants as a result of less adding a timer or connecting more efficient delivery over- watering or under- to an underground irrigation and less run-off. watering. system. Eliminates the chores of Work out what Decide what Install your Pope 1 2 3 hand watering. you’re watering and product best suits water efficient dripDRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN any special needs you your needs. watering system. have, for example burying under mulch or new planting. Did you know? Drip irrigation is a method of applying moisture directly to the desired plants and their root system. Water is distributed slowly and accurately, reducing water Reduced weed growth Versatility on flat terrain Easy system expansion to loss from wind or evaporation and by limiting moisture to or sloping landscapes accommodate new planting minimising moisture wasted on desirable plants only. without wasteful run-off areas or to retrofit an weeds, unplanted areas or runoff. or erosion. existing sprinkler system. 1 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  3. 3. Why Drip Irrigation?Watering using a Drip System makes sense! There are a wide range of drip watering products available to help you water your plants efficiently. These include: Individual Drippers Inline Drippers Tricklers Weeping Hose (Such as Drip Eze or Dripper Hose.) DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN • Each has their own unique features and uses. • But no matter what you use, all drip watering systems work by releasing water slowly at targeted areas of the garden. • Drip watering helps avoid water wastage that can happen through: Evaporation Run Off Wind Drift 2The following pages will help you select the product that will be best for you and your gardens’ needs.
  4. 4. Watering, Trees, Bushes, Shrubs and Hedges Drip Eze - Has built in drippers already situated in the tube for an easy to use roll out system. Each dripper emits 2 litres of water per hour and each dripper is spaced 30cm apart. Connects just like regular poly pipe. 4mm Drip Eze is ideal for looping around trees, bushes, shrubs and hedges and connects easily to 13mm Drip Eze. Can be covered with mulch. Easy Clean Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe orDRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Ultra Drippers - Can be placed directly in to 13mm poly pipe, 13mm Drip Eze or used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Suits slopes and can be covered with mulch. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Micro Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 4 litre per hour. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Water Weeper - Connects directly into a garden hose or poly pipe. Look for these MU LCH Trees and Can be Covered Emits water through tiny pores in the hose. Application rate varies depending on water pressure. Can be covered with mulch. 4mm is symbols: Shrubs with Mulch most suited to looping around trees, bushes, shrubs and hedges. 3 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  5. 5. Watering Garden Beds and Borders Micro Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 4 litre per hour. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Water Weeper - Connects directly into a garden hose or poly pipe. Emits water through tiny pores in the hose. Application rate varies depending on water pressure. Can be covered with mulch. DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Available in 4mm or 12mm diameter. Dripper Hose - A simple roll out system with built in drippers. Dripper Hose Tricklers - Offer variable water flow and wider area coverage expands when filled with water and is ideal for straight lines or gentle curves. than drippers. Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe or Each dripper emits 1 litre of water per hour and each dripper is spaced 10cm used with 4mm poly pipe. Ideal for use with plants that have apart. Comes in 7.5 or 15m coils. Connects to garden hose or poly pipe. different watering needs. Drip Eze - Has built in drippers already situated in the tube for an easy to use roll out system. Each dripper emits 2 litres of water per hour and each dripper Variable Flow Drippers - Offer variable water flow and a smaller is spaced 30cm apart. Connects just like regular poly pipe. Use 13mm Drip Eze coverage area than tricklers. Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm Drip Eze - both can be used with existing 13mm poly pipe and can poly pipe, or used with 4mm poly pipe. Ideal for use with plants snake through the garden. Drip Eze can be covered with mulch. that have different watering needs. Easy Clean Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly Tricklers On Spike - Offer variable water flow and wider coverage pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced area. Use with 4mm poly pipe when the flow of water needs to randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily be elevated. taken apart for cleaning. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Ultra Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe, 13mm Drip MU Eze or used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour Look for these Beds and Slopes LCH Can be Covered Borders with Mulch drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Suits slopes and can be symbols: covered with mulch. Use when plants have similar watering needs. 65 4For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  6. 6. Watering Pots and Baskets Easy Clean Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Ultra Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe, 13mm Drip Eze or used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart forDRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN cleaning. Suits slopes and can be covered with mulch. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Micro Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 4 litre per hour. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Tricklers - Offer variable water flow and wider area coverage than drippers. Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe or used with 4mm poly pipe. Ideal for use with plants that have different watering needs. Variable Flow Drippers - Offer variable water flow and a smaller coverage area than tricklers. Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe or used with 4mm poly pipe. Ideal for use with plants that have different watering needs. Look for these MU LCH Pots and Can be Covered Tricklers On Spike - Offer variable water flow and wider coverage area. Use with symbols: Baskets with Mulch 4mm poly pipe when the flow of water needs to be elevated. 5 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  7. 7. Watering Vegetable or Herb GardensWatering Vegetable or Herb Gardens Easy Clean Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Ultra Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe, 13mm Drip Eze or used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Suits DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN slopes and can be covered with mulch. Use when plants have similar watering needs. Micro Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm or 4mm poly pipe, to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 4 litre per hour. Use when plants have similar watering needs. MU Tricklers - Offer variable water flow and wider area coverage than Look for these Vegetable and LCH Can be Covered drippers. Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe or used with Herb Gardens with Mulch 4mm poly pipe. Ideal for use with plants that have different watering symbols: needs. Dripper Hose - Has built in drippers for an easy to use roll out system ideal Variable Flow Drippers - Offer variable water flow and a smaller for straight lines or gentle curves. Each dripper emits 1 litre or water per hour coverage area than tricklers. Can be placed directly into 13mm poly and each dripper is spaced 10cm apart. Comes in 7.5 or 15m coils. Expands pipe or used with 4mm poly pipe. Ideal for use with plants that have when filled with water. Connects to garden hose or poly pipe. different watering needs. Drip Eze - Has built in drippers for an easy to use roll out system. Each Tricklers On Spike - Offer variable water flow and wider coverage dripper emits 2 litres of water per hour and each dripper is spaced 30cm apart. area. Use with 4mm Poly Pipe when the flow of water needs to Connects just like regular poly pipe. 4mm Drip Eze can be used with existing be elevated. 13mm poly pipe to snake through the garden. Can be covered with mulch. 6For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  8. 8. Watering Under Mulch Watering on Slopes Watering Under MulchDRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Drip Eze - Has built in drippers for an easy to use roll out system. Each dripper emits 2 litres of water per hour and each dripper is spaced 30cm Drip Eze for slopes - Specially designed for even water distribution on apart. Connects just like regular poly pipe. 4mm Drip Eze can be used slopes. Each dripper emits 2 litres of water per hour and is spaced 30cm with existing 13mm poly pipe to snake through the garden. Can be apart. Connects just like regular poly pipe. Can be covered with mulch. covered with mulch. Ultra Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe, 13mm Ultra Drippers - Can be placed directly into 13mm poly pipe, 13mm Drip Eze or used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the Drip Eze or used with 4mm poly pipe to get right to the base of the plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and plant. Ideal where plants are spaced randomly. Available in 2, 4 and 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Suits 8 litre per hour drippers. Can be easily taken apart for cleaning. Suits slopes and can be covered with mulch. Use when plants have similar slopes and can be covered with mulch. Use when plants have similar watering needs. watering needs. Water Weeper - Connects directly into a garden hose or poly pipe. MU Emits water through tiny pores in the hose. Application rate varies Look for these Slopes LCH Can be Covered depending on water pressure. Can be covered with mulch. Available with Mulch in 4mm or 12mm diameter. symbols: 7 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  9. 9. Selecting the right drip solution Advantages • Easy to install.Drip Eze - 4mm and 13mm • Suits most drip watering applications. Water • Low water Emission Rate emission rate. 2 2 LITRES DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN PER HOUR PER DRIPPER MU LCH Beds and Can be Covered Vegetable and Borders with Mulch Herb Gardens Suitable for: Drip Eze - 4mm Drip Eze - 13mm • All soil types including sandy, loamy and clay soils. Distance between emitters Distance between emitters • Areas up to 50m long. • Can be covered with mulch. • Low water pressure. Not suitable for: • Non mains water tank 30cm 30cm connections / non-potable water. Drip Eze - 4mm works with poly pipe or 13mm Drip Drip Eze -13mm can be connected to a tap or used with • Pots or hanging baskets. Eze and is most suitable for being looped around poly tube and is most suitable for garden beds, hedges, • Slopes. trees and shrubs to run from existing poly tube, or if nature strips and vegetable gardens. replacing spray jets. 8View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au
  10. 10. Selecting the right drip solution Advantages • Simple to install. Water Weeper - Water seeps through tiny pores • Easy to use. • Ideal for densely Water planted areas. Emission RateDRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN VARIABLE FLOW Suitable for: Water Weeper - 4mm Water Weeper - 12mm • Connecting to a garden hose. • All soil types including Water Weeper - 4mm connects to 13mm poly pipe. Emits Water Weeper -12mm connects directly into a garden sandy, loamy and clay soils. water through tiny pores in the hose. Application rate varies hose or poly pipe. Emits water through tiny pores in the • Garden beds, hedges and depending on water pressure. Ideal for looping around hose. Application rate varies depending on water pressure. nature strips. trees and shrubs. Can be gently snaked through garden beds and borders. • Can be covered with mulch. • Low water pressure. Not suitable for: • Non mains water tank connections / non-potable water. • Pots or hanging baskets. Beds and Trees and MU LCH Can be Covered Beds and Trees and MU LCH Can be Covered • Vegetable or herb gardens. Borders Shrubs with Mulch Borders Shrubs with Mulch • Slopes. 9 11 View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au
  11. 11. Selecting the right drip solution Advantages • Cost effective.Dripper Hose • Easy to use. • Lowest water emission rate. • Operates at very low Water pressure 100kPa. Emission Rate 1 DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN 1 LITRE PER HOUR PER DRIPPER Suitable for: Dripper Hose • All soil types including sandy, 7.5m or 15m Beds and Borders loamy and clay soils. • Tap based or fixed irrigation systems. • Densely planted gardens including Distance between emitters: hedges, flower beds and vegetables. • Where straight lines or gentle MU LCH curves are needed. • Areas up to 15m long. Can be Covered with Mulch • Covering with mulch. • Very low water pressure. 10cm • Non mains water tank Pope Dripper Hose is packed flat and expands when Vegetable and Herb Gardens connections / non-potable water. filled with water to become a round tube. It comes • Slopes. fitted and ready to attach to a garden hose or poly pipe. 11View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au
  12. 12. Selecting the right drip solution Advantages • Can be placed exactly at each plant’s root zone. Easy Clean Drippers / Ultra Drippers • Can be installed onto 4mm tube-reduces the need for poly tube to run past every plant. • Can be taken apart to be cleaned. Easy Clean Dripper • Low water emission rate.DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Easy Clean Drippers connect straight into 13mm poly tube or can be used with 4mm poly tube. Beds and Vegetable and Pots and Borders Herb Gardens Baskets Suitable for: • Plants spaced randomly apart. • Targeted and efficient watering 2 4 8 at each plant’s root zone. • Pots or hanging baskets. • Areas with low water pressure. 2 LITRES 4 LITRES 8 LITRES • Easy to take apart and clean. PER HOUR PER HOUR PER HOUR Ultra Drippers connect straight into 13mm poly tube or Drip Eze and can be used with 4mm poly tube. They are suitable • Ideal flow rate for • Ideal flow rate for • Ideal flow rate for for sloping garden areas or to be covered in mulch. They also most applications. trees, shrubs, bushes trees, shrubs, native inhibit insects from entering and blocking the dripper. and mid to large gardens and any • Suits sandy soils. sized established plants requiring • Non mains water tank plants. infrequent but MU thorough soaking. connections . Beds and Slopes LCH Can be Covered • Suits loamy or clay Borders with Mulch soil. • Suits loamy or clay • Non-potable water. soil.11 12 13 View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au Note: To take apart simply unscrew the cap and rinse free of debris and grit.
  13. 13. Selecting the right drip solution Advantages • Can be placed exactly at each plant’s root zone.Micro Drippers • Can be installed onto 4mm tube-reduces the need for poly tube to run past every plant. • Cost effective. DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Micro Drippers connect straight into 13mm poly tube or can be used with 4mm poly tube. Suitable for: • Plants spaced randomly apart. Beds and Borders • Targeted and efficient watering 4 at each plant’s root zone. • Areas with low water pressure. • Trees, shrubs, bushes and larger plants. 4 LITRES PER HOUR Trees and Shrubs Not Suitable for: • Ideal flow rate for • Non mains water tank trees, shrubs, bushes and mid to large sized connections. established plants. • Non-potable water. • Suits loamy or clay soil. Pots and Baskets • Sloping gardens. • Covering with mulch. 12View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au
  14. 14. Selecting the right drip solution Advantage • Allows the flow of Variable Flow Drippers and Tricklers water to be adjusted to suit plants with differing water needs. Variable Flow Drippers Veri-Flow® Dripper adjusts from 0 - 60 litres per hour. Low flow rate: Mid flow rate: High flow rate: • Sandy soils. • Loamy or clay soils. • Heavy clay soils. • Potting mix. • Established bushes, • Trees & large plants. • Plants that require shrubs and hedges. • Vegetables andDRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN less water. • Vegetables and fruiting plants. fruiting plants. Connect straight into 4mm or 13mm poly tube. Beds Trees Vegetable Pots and and and Herb and Borders Shrubs Gardens Baskets Variable Flow Tricklers Suitable for: • Connecting to poly pipe. • Plants with different watering needs. Veri-Flow® Adjustable Inline Trickler • Pots or hanging baskets. Trickler Flow Trickler on Spike • Garden beds and borders. • Adjustable flow • Adjustable flow • Adjustable flow • Hedges, shrubs, bushes & trees. rate 0-30 lph. rate 0-50 lph. Trickler 0-100 lph. • Low water pressure. •`Threaded inlet. • Barbed inlet. • 100mm spike • Use with 4mm • Use with 13mm elevates trickler. rigid poly tube. & 4mm poly tube. • Connect to 13mm Not suitable for: Connect straight into 4mm or 13mm poly tube. • Ideal for pots and • Trickler action gives poly using 4mm tube. • Sloping garden areas. hanging baskets. larger area coverage. • Trickler action gives • Covering with mulch. Beds Trees Vegetable Pots • Trickler action • Ideal for shrubs. larger area coverage. and and and Herb and gives larger area • Non mains water tank Borders Shrubs Gardens Baskets connections/ non-potable water. coverage.13 View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au Note: To adjust the flow rate, simply turn the cap.
  15. 15. Selecting the right drip solutionThe difference between Drippers and Tricklers Drippers Fixed Discharge - Dripper Only Drippers water a concentrated area. Guaranteed to deliver water in an ecologically responsible and efficient manner when used correctly. Use when watering plants that are the same or require the same amounts of water. • Easy Clean and Ultra Dripper - 2, 4 and 8 L/hr DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN • Micro Dripper - 4 L/hr • Drip-Eze - Built in drippers each emitting 2 L/hr • Dripper Hose - Built in drippers each emitting 1 L/hr Tricklers Adjustable Discharge - Drippers and Tricklers Tricklers water a wider area. Variable Flow Drippers and Tricklers are adjustable to suit the plant being watered. Just unscrew the cap to increase flow. • Veri-Flow® Dripper 0-60 L/hr • Veri-Flow® Trickler 0-30 L/hr • Adjustable Flow Trickler 0-50 L/hr • Trickler on Spike 0-100 L/hr 14View the Drip Eze video at www.popeproducts.com.au
  16. 16. Installing Drip Eze - 13mm Connecting to a garden hose Connecting to 13mm poly pipe You will need: You will need:DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN 13mm Barb to Snap-on Tap Ready Garden Hose Hose Connector 13mm End Plug 13mm Loc-Sure Clamps 13mm Barbed Joiner 13mm End Plug 13mm Tees or Elbows 300kPa Pressure Reducer 13mm Loc-Sure Clamps 13mm Filter 1 Roll out Drip Eze and 2 Insert the 13mm barb to 3 Insert the 13mm end 1 Roll out Drip Eze and place in area to 2 For poly pipe systems use a 13mm barbed joiner to 3 For other watering patterns such as grid place in area to be snap-on hose connector plug at the end of the watered. at the end to be Drip Eze. Secure with be watered. connect to 13mm poly layouts, you can use connected to the hose. 13mm Loc-Sure clamp. pipe or other 13mm Drip 13mm tees and 13mm Secure with 13mm Loc- Eze. Secure with 13mm elbows to cover the Sure clamp. Loc Sure clamps. desired watering area. Insert a 13mm end Ensure a 13mm filter has TIP! 4 plug at the end of the Drip Eze (if required) 5 been fitted to the start of the line and if connected to To customise your watering so and secure with a tap, use a 300kPa that selected plants receive water a 13mm Loc Sure pressure reducer. right at the root zone, add 2 lph clamp. Ultra drippers to the Dip Eze. These can be placed as desired in the line. See instructions for installing drippers.15 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au Note: For new systems being connected to a tap you will need a 13mm inline filter and a pressure reducer connected to your tap.
  17. 17. Installing Drip Eze - 4mmReplacing existing spray watering systemsOR running lengths of 4mm Drip Eze from the main line. Making loops around trees and bushes You will need: You will need: DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Repair Plugs 4mm Barbed Adaptors Hole Punch 4mm Barbed Tees 4mm Barbed Adaptors Hole Punch Repair Plugs (in case of error) 1 Remove existing spray 2 Insert the 4mm adaptor 3 Plug end of 4mm Drip 1 Cut the required length of 4mm Drip 2 Join together using a 4mm barbed tee. 3 Cut another length of 4mm Drip Eze (or 4mm products from your into the required length Eze with a repair plug. 13mm poly tube. If of 4mm Drip Eze. Push Eze so it can circle the poly pipe) long enough necessary, repair hole into existing hole left by base of the plant and to connect to the main in poly tube with spray system or make apply water to the poly or Drip Eze line. repair plugs. a new hole with a hole root zone. punch. a) Attach a barbed 4mm Punch a hole in the Connect the “tail” 4 adaptor to the tail of the 4mm line. 5 main line. 6 of the loop into the main line. b) 14 13 16For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au Note: For new systems being connected to a tap you will need a 13mm inline filter and a Pressure reducer connected to your tap.
  18. 18. Installing Waterweeper Using 12mm Waterweeper Using 4mm Waterweeper You will need: You will need:DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Tap Ready Garden Hose 4mm Barbed Adaptor Repair Plugs 4mm Barbed Tees Hole Punch 1 Roll out the Water 2 Connect to your garden 1 Cut the length of 4mm Water Weeper 2 Insert a barbed adaptor into one end, and a repair 3 Punch a hole in existing 13mm poly tube. Weeper and place in hose. area to be watered. required. plug in the other end. TIP! 4 insert the barbed end 5 Lay 4mm Water TIP! of the cut 4mm piece Weeper in the area to • Use hold down stakes to keep into the poly tube. be watered. For looping around trees, cut the Water Weeper in place! the Water Weeper so it can circle • Cover Water Weeper with the base of the plant and apply mulch for greater water saving. water to the root zone. Join • For best results always turn the together using a 4mm barbed tap on slowly with each use tee. Connect to the poly tube until water slowly drips from using another length of water the Water Weeper. weeper and a barbed adaptor.17 15 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  19. 19. Installing Dripper HoseConnecting to a garden hose Connecting to 13mm poly pipe You will need: You will need: DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Tap Ready Garden Hose 100kPa Pressure Reducer 13mm Snap Sure Connector 13mm Inline Filter 13mm Poly Pipe 100kPa Pressure Reducer 1 Roll out dripper hose and place in area 2 Connect to garden hose fitted with 1 Roll out dripper hose and place in area to be watered. 2 Use a snap on connector at the end of the 13mm poly pipe and connect to to be watered. snap on connector. dripper hose. Note: Note: Dripper Hose works at very low pressure. If you aren’t using a 100kPa pressure reducer, you should ensure For new systems being connected to a tap you will need a 13mm inline filter and a 100kPa Pressure reducer that when inflated with water, the drip tube can be easily squeezed together. If there is resistance or it is connected to your tap. hard to push together, you should adjust your flow of water at the tap accordingly. 18For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  20. 20. TIP! Installing Easy Clean Drippers / Ultra Drippers To clean drippers unscrew the cap, rinse the dripper and clean debris and grit. Screw the dripper cap back in place. Placing drippers into 13mm poly tube Placing drippers into 4mm poly tube OR placing Ultra Drippers into Drip Eze TIP! You will need: Y You will need: 2 lph Ultra Drippers can be inserted into 13mm Drip Eze for extra watering or more localised application of water.DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Hole Punch 4mm Poly Tube 4mm Barbed Adaptor Hole Punch 1 Ensure that the 13mm poly tube is laid 2 Using the hole punch, pierce holes 1 Cut the required length of 4mm poly 2 Fit the dripper to the end of the 4mm poly tube. 3 Fit the 4mm adaptor to the other end of out in the best position in your garden. into the 13mm tube, getting as close as possible to the plant’s root zone. tube so it can reach the 4mm poly tube. the base of the plant applying water to the root zone. Push the dripper firmly into the poly tube If you make an error or need to change Punch a hole in the Push the 4mm barbed 3 (or Drip Eze for Ultra Drippers). 4 the position of any drippers use repair plugs to patch the hole. 4 main line (the existing 13mm poly tube) 5 adaptor into the hole in the main 13mm poly line.19 19 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au Note: For new systems being connected to a tap you will need a 13mm inline filter and a Pressure reducer connected to your tap.
  21. 21. Installing variable flow drippers and tricklersPlacing drippers or tricklers into 13mm poly tube Placing drippers or tricklers into 4mm poly tube You will need: You will need: DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Hole Punch Repair Plugs 4mm Poly Tube 4mm Barbed Adaptor Hole Punch 1 Ensure that the 13mm poly tube is laid 2 Using the hole punch, pierce holes 1 Cut the required length of 4mm poly 2 Fit the trickler to the end of the 4mm poly tube. 3 Fit the 4mm adaptor to the other end of out in the best position in your garden. into the 13mm tube, getting as close as possible to the plant’s root zone. tube so it can reach the 4mm poly tube. the base of the plant applying water to the root zone. Push the trickler or dripper firmly into the If you make an error or need to change Punch a hole in the Push the 4mm barbed 3 poly tube. 4 the position of any drippers or tricklers use repair plugs to patch the hole. 4 main line (the existing 13mm poly tube). 5 adaptor into the hole in the main line. 20For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au Note: For new systems being connected to a tap you will need a 13mm inline filter and a Pressure reducer connected to your tap.
  22. 22. Installing your drip system Connecting to the water source - Using a garden hose based system from your tap 1 2 This method gives you the versatility of using Remove tap nut from tap (if one exists) and Connect a tap nut to the base of your your Tap Ready™ garden hose to connect to your attach a pressure reducer to your tap. This will pressure reducer. system. This means you have flexibility to use ensure the water pressure is low enough to your garden hose for many things, and you don’t correctly operate the drip system. have to worry about burying pipes under paths or driveways.DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN This style of connection can be used with: • 12mm Water Weeper • 13mm Drip Eze • 13mm Poly Pipe Systems • Dripper Hose 3 OR Add a tap timer to the base of the pressure Snap your garden hose on to the tap timer. Snap the end of your garden hose into your reducer for greater watering efficiency. (Your tap 4 5 drip system. Water Weeper and Dripper Hose timer should be ready to use without attaching come ready to connect directly to the hose. a tap nut.) If you’re using 13mm Drip Eze or 13mm poly pipe, fit the start of the pipe with a 13mm barb to snap on hose connector and secure with a Loc- Sure clamp. Note: If you’re using 13mm Drip Eze or a 13mm poly pipe based system you should use a filter to minimise particles being deposited through the system and blocking the drippers. An inline filter has two barbed ends so it fits easily on the 13mm poly tube or 13mm Drip Eze. This can be situated anywhere in the line, but it must be before the drippers.21 21 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  23. 23. Installing your drip system Creating a system from your tap - The quick and easy way to install your drip system 1 2 3 Fit pressure reducer to the tap. This will ensure Attach a timer to the base of the pressure Connect a tap nut with 13mm barbed tail to the the water pressure is low enough to correctly reducer for greater watering efficiency. base of your pressure reducer or tap timer if operate the drip system and conserve water. using one. You can then connect your 13mm poly pipe or 13mm Drip Eze to the barbed outlet. DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN All systems should use a filter to minimise Attach poly tube or Drip Eze to the inline filter and lay 4 particles being deposited through the system and 5 in desired location in garden. blocking the drippers. An inline filter has two barbed ends so it fits easily on to 13mm poly tube or 13mm Drip Eze. This can be situated anywhere in the line, but must be before the drippers. TIP! Secure with 13mm Loc-Sure clamps. Consider using a two way tap to give you more versatility. Use one outlet for your drip system and another for your garden hose!22 22 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  24. 24. Converting spray systems into drip systems Using Drippers or Tricklers Using 4mm Drip Eze or 4mm Water Weeper 1 2 3 1 2 Remove existing spray Repair holes with repair Place drippers directly Remove existing spray jets. Repair holes with repair plugs (if not jets. plugs (if not using into existing holes (or using existing positions). existing positions). use a hole punch to create new holes).DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN OR Cut required lengths of 4mm Drip Eze Add a 4mm barbed adaptor to one end 3 or Water Weeper. 4 of the 4mm Drip Eze or Water Weeper and place a repair plug at the other end. Attach dripper to a length of 4mm Insert a 4mm barbed adaptor into 1 poly tube. 2 the other end of the 4mm poly pipe. Push 4mm poly with adaptor into Place dripper in required position. Using the existing holes left by the spray Place 4mm Drip Eze or Water Weeper 3 the new or existing hole. 4 5 system, insert the barbed end of the 6 in the required position throughout the 4mm Drip Eze or Water Weeper into the garden. existing line (or create a new hole in the existing poly line).23 For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
  25. 25. How long should I water?Watering using drippers and tricklers Using drip systems in your garden Drip systems use low pressure from your tap. Always remember to use a filter with drip systems and a pressure reducer to ensure low operating pressure. Drippers Drippers Drippers Micro Dripper Veri-flow® Dripper Veri-flow® Trickler Dripper Hose Drip Eze 4mm Water Weeper 12mm Water Weeper Use this table as a guide for DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN watering your garden. flow rate per emitter 2 l ph 4 l ph 8 l ph 4 lph 0 - 60 l ph 0 - 30 lph 1 l ph 2 l ph 120 lph per 10m 240 lph per 15m seedlings 10 minutes 5 minutes 3 minutes 5 minutes up to 5 minutes up to 5 minutes 20 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 5 minutes small established 30 minutes 15 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes up to 15 minutes up to 15 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 30 minutes 15 minutes shrubs larger shrubs 45 minutes 25 minutes 15 minutes 25 minutes up to 25 minutes up to 25 minutes 90 minutes 45 minutes 45 minutes 25 minutes flower beds 30 minutes 15 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes up to 15 minutes up to 15 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 30 minutes 15 minutes vegetables 30 minutes 15 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes up to 15 minutes up to 15 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 30 minutes 15 minutes trees 1 hour 30 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes up to 30 minutes up to 30 minutes not suitable 1 hour 1 hour 30 minutes Note: Watering times highlighted above are based on operating pressure of 150kPa. Use as a guide only. Watering times will vary based on your soil type and weather conditions. Water sandy soil more frequently and water clay soil less frequently (refer to the diagram on page 28 to check what type of soil you have). SAND LOAM CLAY 24For more information visit www.popeproducts.com.au
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