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- Clark Vernon, Eldon, Missouri, 65026
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- David W. Andrick, Ellsworth, Nebraska 69340
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Q. "At my local home center I noticed that they sell the same sized 1/4" tubing but for their larger main pipe size they sell a .600od (or .613 or .620 or .455). Why don't you offer those smaller sizes instead?"
A.We believe in the .700 size. It is the most used size by professionals and that size is the most "uniform" of all of the sizes. Also, consider the difference in volume that the piping can carry. If you take the .600od (.500id) and compare it to our .700od (.600id) our pipe can carry additional 44% more water! We can't understand why anyone would buy smaller pipe for a main line. Down the road, if you need additional fittings, or need to add to an odd-sized pipe, you might have a problem getting that oddball size. We say, stick to what most professionals buy. You'll be happier in the end.
Q. "I want to connect the .700 tubing to my hose bib (outside faucet). What fitting do I need?"
A.For a standard connection you need the female hose adapter #CSAW700 (if you also want to install a filter, etc. then see below).
Q. "What is a figure 8 fitting?"
A.It is for the .700 O.D. pipe and is to cap the end of the tubing. You simply put one end of the tubing through one hole and then back through the other hole and it will stop water at the end of a line. You can also use an adapter, the #D70HMC 3/4" MHT Adapter (includes a cap) but the figure 8 is the lowest price way to act like a cap.
Q. "I just installed the 'Plus' emitter drippers and no water is coming out of them?"
A.The Plus drippers are directional. Simply reverse the inlet/outlet. As we state on our dripper directions page you do need to install the colored barbed side towards the inlet side.
Q. "Ok, I'm sold on your better pipe and professional sizes, now how can I adapt my current smaller pipe to your professional size pipe?"
A.Simply purchase an adapter from your sized pipe to our .700od.
Q. "What pressure range do you recommend for a drip system?"
A.We recommend that you supply your drip system with between 20 and 25psi. If your water system has higher pressure (most do) we recommend using a pressure regulator (install it before any of our drip products.
Q. "Your .700 OD pipe price seems so low because I'm paying about the same for smaller tubing, is the quality as good?"
A.The .700 OD pipe that we sell is made in the U.S. using the finest top-quality resins from Union Carbide (DFDA 7510 base resin and Union Carbide approved carbon black concentrate resin) - the industry's recognized best drip tubing materials. These products are specifically designed for use in drip irrigation tubing and are manufactured to provide outstanding resistance to both environmental and thermal stress cracking. The manufacturer also conforms to ASAE S435 standards for inner diameter and wall thickness tolerances, which mean the pipe will fit very well with standard .700 fittings. We do not sell the .700 pipe in longer than 100' due to size of packaging.
Q. "To my outside faucet I wish to connect a filter, pressure regulator, vacuum breaker and then go to .700 drip pipe. In other words, how do I connect these from the hose faucet to the tubing (in what order)?"
A.The first thing to connect after your (garden faucet - hose bibb) is a pressure regulator (#PRH). Then either install an inline strainer (#FIL75) or install both a brass Female-to-Female hose adapter and wye strainer (#DFILHC) (if you install the inline strainer you will not need the female-to-female adapter). Then the vacuum breaker (#DVB) and finally the adapter CSAW700 that goes from female hose threads to the pipe. Once you have done the "hard part" (ordered and then installed these parts in this order) the rest of the drip installation usually is very easy.
Q. "I'm installing my drip system indoors and can't have any leaks between emitters and tubing. Are your emitters guaranteed to not leak at all where they connect to the pipe?"
A.Irrigation drip systems, such as what we offer, tend to leak less when a pressure regulator is used. Drip systems will and can leak slightly and if you can not have any leak in your system at all then we recommend not installing drip systems at all. We are not aware of any brand of drip products that won't leak slightly. Drip products are meant (designed) to be installed outdoors.
Q. "What is the color of your 1/4" and .700 tubing?"
Q. "What is a hydroponics garden system?"
A.Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water without soil. Plants are seeded in a mineral nutrient solution in water. When mineral nutrients are artificially introduced into a plant's water supply, they are absorbed through the roots and soil is not required for the plant to grow and thrive..
Q. "How do I adapt .700 to 1/4" tube?"
A.Just use a 1/4" connector/coupling.
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