The drip irrigation system not only saves water (and the cost of water), it also saves time. No more getting up early to water the tomatoes. With an automated system, your garden is fully watered after you have had a cup of coffee. No more worries over going on vacation. Even if you leave, the petunias around the yard will remain lush and well watered.
1. Determine the water source
Any outdoor faucet can be used in the trickle irrigation system. Just connect a Y-type valve hose connector and turn it upside down so that the bottom of the "Y" is attached to the faucet. Then connect one end of it to a garden hose that will deliver water to the system, and the other end can be connected to an auxiliary garden hose to meet other watering needs.
2. Start measurement
Draw a garden map, predict the plants you want to water and the distance between them. Each sprinkler will be connected to the water source through a drip irrigation pipe network.
3. Collect equipment
The system requires a battery-powered timer that sets the time for automatic watering. Pressure regulators or return valves is essential to prevent water from flowing back and damaging household piping; Hose adapters and filters, etc., can also help prevent corrosion and dirt from dripping pipes and fertilizer injectors
4. Firstly, assemble the drip irrigation pipe
Place the pipe in the sun to soften the plastic for easy handling. Use scissors to cut a 1/4-inch tube, push the ends into the connector, and stretch the line toward the plant. Use 1/8 inch launch cord to connect the main line to the transmitter.
5. Connect the flow of the tap
Connect the remaining equipment of the faucet in order: Y-connector, timer, return/pressure unit, hose thread adapter, hose, another hose thread adapter and drip irrigation line.
Switch on the Y connector to flow water from the faucet to the system. Set the timer to manual and then set it to on. Turn on the tap. If the steps are correct, you will see the injector start to squirt out like a little fountain. Regulate the amount of water by regulating the flow of taps.
7. Check for leaks
When you are satisfied with the water flu, turn off the timer but turn on the tap. At this time, you should hear the water stop running. This is to ensure that there is no leakage between the tap and other equipment. If there is a leak, the wrong adapter may be used, and tape can usually be used to stop the leak around the connector or transmitter.