Installing a Drip Irrigation System for Raised Beds



Install a drip irrigation system for your raised beds. Save water and cut down on weeding by installing a simple yet effective drip irrigation system for all your …

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  1. Just curious, why did you waste time and money placing the ball valve on the other side of the arbor and not keeping all PVC connections together? Also there is a PVC tee made called a ""bullhead tee"" so the branch would be 3/4 inch and the runs would be 1/2 inch…You would ask for a 1/2 x 1/2 x 3/4 tee……..

  2. Would you mind letting me know the make of the drip line hole punch. The link to Amazon is to a different punch and the one you are using would suit me perfectly. Due to my old age I no longer have the strength to push the drippers into the pipe and this tool would be a great help thanks. Enjoyed your video by the way.

  3. Suggestion for you: Instead of putting that crazy amount of manifolds and couplers and things right out of your faucet, buy a short piece of hose (6 ft will do) and then put that somewhere safe instead of hanging where kids can kick balls and brush up against it and where accidents may occur and rupture everything. Things hanging like that are accidents waiting to happen.

  4. Please note:
    Place your filter immediately after the back-flow presenter (2nd in line in this assembly). This catches any debris before it enters any of the other components attached down stream. This is especially important to do BEFORE the pressure reducer where any debris can plug-up and actually end-up reducing the PSI below the targeted PSI and restricting MORE water-flow/rate than you had intended.
    Hope this helps !
    Great video – esp. like when you mention that there are a "million" ways to build your system – that is right on !

  5. Excellent instructions and explanations. I was glad to see you added the onscreen mention of placing the pressure reducer before the timer. I had a more expensive programmable timer that cracked after one season because it was first in line from the faucet. All that constant pressure took its toll. I didn't catch if you said what state you are gardening in, but my experience here in Texas is that the emitters attached to 1/4 lines can blow off the hose barbs when the temperature gets way up. I used small wire to act as hose clamps before giving up on that method entirely. Your emitters in 1/2" line is much better. DIG makes a product called Dripline where the emitters are part of the hose, but again it is 1/4" line and that softens up a lot in the heat. I would still wire clamp them at the barbs. Covering the lines with mulch will also keep the joints and lines a little cooler, and help conserve water. Thanks for a great video.

  6. Nice video, everything but the PVC part is good. PVC plastic is categorised as dangerous to human health, so it should be avoided as much as possible, and you should not even recycle it with other plastic types. Burn that 💩 and get some PP plastic or PE plastic… cheers

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