Drip irrigation can turn a desert into an oasis. Enhance your outdoor spaces and keep your own little slice of heaven lush and well irrigated with the drip irrigation products you need from PlumbingSupply.com®! We have the best selection, best prices and the best customer service on the Internet for all of your drip irrigation or hydroponic needs.
All of our drip products are professional size .700"od or 1/4"od.
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Drip Emitters - 1/4" Barb with 1/4" Outlet Nipple
Drip Emitters are used at the point where you want the water to exit the tubing and drip onto your plant, shrub, or tree. Emitters determine the amount of water flow you want to use for each specific plant, tree, or shrub. With the use of a punch tool, simply punch a hole into the 1/2" solid (.700 o.d.) drip tubing and insert the emitter directly or insert a 1/4" coupling and 1/4" tubing to extend your emitter. Multiple emitters may be needed for large trees or ground cover.
The Flag and Aqua-Flo emitters are not pressure compensating, but the Flag emitters are easy to take apart to clean with just a twist and a pull.
Both the Plus series and the Pro series drip emitters are pressure compensating with an operating range of 10 psi to 40 psi. These pressure compensating emitters maintain a constant discharge flow rate even on hillsides or long circuits, or if the pressure changes from 10 psi to 40 psi or vice versa.
The Plus drippers are designed with a turbulent water flow path to help minimize plugging and have a self-piercing barb inlet to allow the user to push the emitter directly into tubing without first punching a hole.
The Flag, Pro, and Plus type emitters can be extended by adding 1/4" solid tubing to the inlet or, with the use of a bug plug, to the outlet as well. The Aqua-Flo emitters are staked for easy placement wherever needed.
For water pressure exceeding 25 psi we strongly suggest a pressure regulator be used to reduce the pressure to 20 or 25 psi to prevent emitters from blowing out of the drip tubing because of too much pressure and for optimum water distribution on long pipe runs.
In-Line Emitters - 1/4" Barb x 1/4" Barb
In-Line emitters allow you to place an emitter or multiple emitters at one plant and then continue with multiple emitters after it. Just punch a hole into 1/2" solid (.700 o.d.) drip tubing and push the in-line emitter directly into it or use a 1/4" coupling and 1/4" solid (.25od x .17id) tubing and insert the inline emitter into the end of the 1/4" tubing. You can then put additional 1/4" tubing onto the other end of the emitter. This will allow you to space and place your emitters exactly where you want to put them. You can surround a plant and then continue on with your 1/4" tubing to the next plant. Use a short piece of 1/4" drip tubing and a #GP2 drip plug after the last in-line emitter to terminate the run.
Dial-A-Flo™ Bubbler Emitters - Adjustable Flow
Dial-A-Flo™ Emitters are adjustable from full shut-off up to their maximum rated flow, and can be taken apart for cleaning if needed. By rotating the cap these emitters transform from a drip emitter into a bubbler. The cap is calibrated so you can dial to the specific discharge rate you desire. The #DAFB and #DAFT emitters can be used either in an upright or upside down position. The #DAFS are permanently attached to a stake and must be used in an upright position. Normal operating pressure range is between 20 psi and 40 psi.
The #DAFB have a barbed inlet to attach directly into the side of 1/2" drip tubing or the end of 1/4" drip tubing and the #DAFT have 10-32 NFT threads so you can screw directly into an outlet of a riser.
Adjustable "P" Drippers
Ideal for container gardening or flowers where water flow needs vary seasonally, these ajustable drippers let you regulate the amount of water your plants get. Shut off completely in the rainy season, or let flow all out when needed. Even better, you can just twist the top off to clean, so you'll never have to toss an emitter because a piece of grit stopped the flow.
Please note: These adjustable "P" drippers are NOT made in the USA.
Hydro-Flo™ Jet Fan Spray - 10-32 NFT Threaded
Hydro-Flo™ Jet Fan Sprays are a one-piece non-adjusting jet that produce a micro-spray. Available in 90 degree (0.030 nozzle) 180 degree (0.040 nozzle) and 360 degree (0.050 nozzle) spray patterns. The normal operating pressure range is 15 to 30 psi. The output spray radius and the gallons per hour (gph) can be increased as the pressure is increased. Click here to view the non-adjustable Hydro-Flo Jet Fan flow chart showing how water pressure effects the discharge rate and the spray radius covered.
The Hydro-Flo™ Adjustable Fan Sprays are also available in 90, 180, and 360 degree spray patterns and can be adjusted to different radii which will effect the gph discharge rate.
Both styles of Hydro-Flo™ Fan Sprays have 10-32 NFT inlet threads so you can screw them directly into an outlet of a drip riser. If needed, a BT250 barbed riser adapter can be used to push into the end of 1/4" solid drip tubing or the side of 1/2" solid drip tubing to allow the use of a drip riser. The Budget #PPT and the Deluxe #HP125 punch tools incorporate a female hex opening that can be used to help tighten these Hydro-Flo™ fan sprays into drip risers.
Micro-Sprinkler - 10-32 NFT Threaded
Micro-Sprinklers are designed for use where the normal routing of drippers to the base of each plant would be impractical; such as for ground cover, seed germination, small lawn areas, or hillside applications. The MF-40 is a full circle micro-sprinkler with a .040" orifice. At 15 psi pressure the MF-40 will emit 8.6 gph (gallons per hour) of water in a 7 foot radius (14 ft diameter).
The MF-40 micro-sprinkler inlet has 10-32 NFT threads to screw directly into the outlet of a riser. 10-32 NFT threads will not adequately tighten into the end of normal 1/4" solid (.25 od x .17 id) drip tubing because the tubing wall is too thin and will cause the connection to blow apart under any pressure. But the BT250 Barbed Riser Adapter will tighten into the end of 1/4" solid drip tubing allowing the use of a drip riser. Micro-Sprinklers work at a normal operating pressure of between 10 and 30 psi.
1/4" Barb Drip Irrigation Fittings
These 1/4" barb fittings can be inserted into the end of 1/4" (.25od x .17id) drip tubing to extend emitters with the use of a coupling, change linear direction with the use of a 90° elbow fitting, or to add more drip outlets to your existing drip system with the use of a Tee fitting. They can also be inserted directly into 1/2" solid (.700 o.d.) drip tubing with the use of a punch tool to create additional 1/4" drip tubing branches. Should a hole need to be sealed, then a Goof plug can be inserted for a leak proof seal. Bug plug fittings keep bugs from entering the drip system but allow water to still drip out your 1/4" drip tube.
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Riser Fittings - 1/2" Fips Inlet
1/2" Fips Inlet Riser fittings will screw directly onto 1/2" male iron pipe thread. Most sprinkler systems use sprinkler heads to water shrubs and plants and the sprinkler heads are normally screwed onto 1/2" riser nipples. These riser fittings can quickly change a water wasting sprinkling system into a water efficient drip system by removing the sprinkler head and attaching one of these riser fittings. Not only will you conserve water but this can help you prevent weed growth since water will only be applied to the roots of the plants or shrubs.
Polypropylene Riser Cut-Off Nipple
Riser cut-off nipples are normally used in sprinkler systems to raise and adjust the sprinkler height. The riser cut-off nipple is screwed into the PVC supply piping underground and the sprinkler head is screwed on top. You can easily cut the multiple ended nipple side to the length needed.
Polypropylene Riser Nipple - 1/2"(Standard IPS) x 5-1/2" = $0.46
.700 Compression Style Drip Irrigation Fittings
No gluing required! These .700" od (1/2" drip tubing) Compression Style Drip Fittings are very easy to install and will work with most 1/2" drip tubing having an outside diameter of .680" up to .704" od. Simply push the 1/2" drip tubing into the fitting for a tight connection and provide unobstructed water flow. Compression style drip fittings (.700) have a maximum operating pressure of 45 psi. Made of high quality ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), a very durable plastic, heat and chemical resistant. Under normal conditions ABS will not crack, chip or peel, but please keep in mind that most plastics should not be exposed to constant direct sunlight, and even just a small amount of dirt or mulch covering will help protect your drip system from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
The FC700 flow control valve can be used to isolate or control water flow to specific sections of drip tubing or be used at the end of a line to flush out dirt or debris. These flow control valves have a maximum recommended 5 gpm flow rate and a maximum recommended pressure of 45 psi. The FC700 is a flow controlling valve only and will not completely shut-off water flow. It does not have a positive shut-off feature and some water will drip through, but hey, it is a "drip" system. If you would like a more positive end cap then we suggest you use the #D70HMC which has a 3/4" hose thread cap that can be easily unscrewed for that periodical flushing of the line.
Figure 8 end caps do not look like caps but that's what they are. They are the alternative to the #D70HMC end cap. You simply insert 1/2" tubing into one hole, bend (kink) the hose and pass back it through the other hole. The kink positively keeps the water from passing through.
Pressure Regulators & Timers
Pressure Regulators - Use when your pressure exceeds 25 psi
These Pressure Regulators are specifically designed for drip systems to lower water pressure when the incoming water pressure is higher than the recommended pressure for the operation and performance of your drip system. Most drip emitters perform best at 20-25 psi water pressure and the tubing and fittings are not designed for more than 45 psi water pressure. Pressure regulators will help keep high pressure from adversely affecting your drip system and provide constant and consistent pressure to your tubing and emitters.
We, at PlumbingSupply.com®, offer inexpensive yet effective in-line preset plastic pressure regulators to ensure your drip system pressure does not exceed the recommended limit. These pressure regulators are not intended to be under constant pressure and therefore should be installed after a shut-off valve or water timer, to reduce the risk of possible damage.
When selecting a pressure regulator remember to keep in mind the flow rate requirements of your drip system. The preset plastic regulators have a flow rate from .2 gpm up to 10 gpm (600 gph).
Analog Water Timer
This water timer has a 3/4" female hose thread inlet & a 3/4" male hose thread outlet for easy hook-up to any hose bibb. Easily adjusted timer settings allow you to customize your specific watering needs. Manual override on & off feature for those extra sunny or rainy days. A built-in indicator shows when batteries are running low.
Please note: These timers are NOT made in the USA.
- Easy to use analog water timer
- Large control knobs for easy set-up
- Watering frequency every 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 48, 72, or 168 hours
- Run times of 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, or 120 minutes
- 3/4" female hose thread inlet x 3/4" male hose thread outlet
- Requires two AAA batteries (not included)
Analog Water Timer - R675CT - $45.12
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Filters - Screen Style ("strainers")
Filters can play a very important role in any drip system. Small sediment, or dirt particles can easily and quickly clog drip emitters. Wye-Style in-line and straight in-line filters are a very simple solution to quickly and easily remove these substances from your water and protect your drip system.
Wye-style filters include a 150 mesh screen and are designed for cleaning convenience by simply turning off the water, removing the cap at the bottom of the filter and then turning the water back on to flush out any debris that has been trapped in the screen. Or to make it even more simple, these are available with a ball valve included at the bottom of the filter so you won't even have to turn the water off, just open the ball valve to flush the screen and close the ball valve once it has been purged.
Water enters the filter through the inside of the screen and is forced through to the outside of the screen while the debris or sediment is kept on the inside of the screen. As long as the cap or ball valve at the bottom of the filter is closed, water is forced to go through the screen to get to the outlet side and into your drip system. This is why when the cap or optional ball valve is opened at the bottom of the filter, water will flush the inside of the screen and clean it out.
Wye-style filters are available with 3/4" male hose thread (MHT) inlet and outlet or with male iron pipe thread (Mipt) inlet and outlet in both 3/4" and 1" sizes and can be purchased with or without the ball valve.
In-Line Filters & Screens
FIL75 In-line Filters are designed so the 3/4" FHT is the inlet side and the 3/4" MHT is the outlet side of the housing. The 120 mesh filter screen is inserted into the housing through the 3/4" MHT side and is flanged so it will seat into the center of the tube. The flanged end also keeps the filter screen from bottoming out at the FHT side. The screen will internally stop 1/2" from the FHT side so water will have room to flow into the housing through the FHT side as it is forced to surround the outside of the filter screen. Any debris or sediment will be kept to the outside of the screen as the clear water enters into the inside of the screen and then out through the MHT side and into your drip system. This makes cleaning very easy by simply removing the screen, washing or hosing off the sediment trapped on the outside of the screen, and then reinserting the screen back into the housing.
Stakes, Risers & Supports
Drip System Stakes
S6 Stakes are 6" long and can be used to keep horizontal 1/4" drip tubing in place next to the plant or in-line as needed to manage 1/4" tubing along the way to the plant. Since the tubing comes in a roll, the tubing will naturally want to recoil and not always stay in the position you wish it would without a little help from the stake.
S5 Stakes are 6" long and allow you to add a drip riser to the top outlet for use with Micro-Sprinklers, Jet Sprays, or 10-32 NFT threaded Dial-A-Flo™ emitters. 1/4" drip tubing can be connected to the side barbed inlet or the side barbed inlet can be inserted directly into the side of 1/2" drip supply tubing.
R38 Stakes are 8" long for use with low-flow sprinklers, sprayers, and jets. 1/4" drip tubing can be connected to the side barbed inlet and directs it downward below the soil surface for connection to a 1/2" supply line.
S12 Stakes provide great support for 1/4" drip tubing but are not made to fit or work with drip risers. The drip risers have a slightly larger diameter than regular 1/4" drip tubing and will not snap-in and attach in the support track. These 12" long stakes are tough enough to be hammered into the ground if needed. The 1/4" tubing is snapped vertically into the stake support track from the bottom up through the top of the stake or snapped into the preformed 90° support track from the side up through the top of the stake. Once it is in place the 1/4" drip tubing can be pulled back and forth for any further adjustment.
P300V The same stake as the S12, but with 24" tubing already built in.
S17 Stakes are 17" long and made strong enough to be hammered into the ground to support drip risers. Ideal for elevating Hydro-Flo™ fan spray jets, Dial-A-Flo™ emitters or micro-sprinklers attached to drip risers. Although these S17 stakes are specifically designed for drip risers they can also hold and support 1/4" drip tubing.
Drip System Wire Supports & Hold Downs
S8 Stakes are an 8" long 12 gauge galvanized wire used to hold 1/2"(.700od x .600id) drip tubing in place on the ground.
S14 Stakes are 14" long 11 Gauge, galvanized wire used as a stabilizer stake for drip risers with Hydro-Flo™ fan spray jets, micro-sprinklers, or Dial-A-Flo™ emitters attached.
MC250 are a plastic mounting clip, with a 3/4" long nail, used to attach 1/4" drip tubing to wood planter boxes, patio covers, pergolas, decks, or other wood substances where your drip tubing may need to be fastened.
MC710 plastic mounting clips have a 1-3/8" long nail to enable the attaching of 1/2" (.700od x .600id) drip tubing to wood surfaces such as patio covers, trellises and arbors, or other wood structures that can be used to support drip tubing near your plants or shrubs.
Risers - 10-32 NFT Threads
Drip Risers (.30od x .16id) are more rigid than normal 1/4" drip tubing because they are slightly larger in diameter on the outside and smaller in diameter on the inside than normal 1/4" drip tubing (.25od x .17id). This rigidity, and the fact they are made in straight lengths and not coils, is advantageous for use with fan sprays, micro-sprinklers, and dial-a-flow emitters to assure they stay in exactly the place you want them. Extra added support is possible with the use of drip stakes S17 and the S14 wire supports when needed. Drip risers are not pre-threaded and male 10-32 NFT threads will self-tap into the riser. Drip risers can be cut shorter, but make sure they are cut square so emitters or other fittings with 10-32 NFT threads will be able to screw into them correctly.
The BT250 Barbed Riser Adapter is used to elevate or extend fan spray jets, micro-sprinklers, and other emitters with 10-32 NFT threads. The barbed side of the BT250 fitting can be inserted directly into 1/2" (.700 od) drip tubing or into the end of 1/4" drip tubing. R8 or R12 risers can then be screwed onto the 10-32 NFT threads to extend Hydro-Flo™ fan spray jets, micro-sprinklers, or Dial-A-Flo™ emitters that can be screwed into the other side of the riser.
The TT250 Threaded Riser Adapters can be used to couple two drip risers together to achieve the correct length of extension you may need.
Polyethylene Distribution Tubing (Pipe)
The 1/2" drip tubing we sell measures .700"od (.600"id). We refer to it as .700"od because 1/2" drip tubing can actually vary in size from .455"od all the way up to .900"od. Different sizes of 1/2" tubing sold elsewhere are not always interchangeable with other 1/2" drip tubing (although, we have adapters for just about any size). This is in contrast to the 1/4" drip tubing, which is almost universally 1/4" outside diameter (.170"id).
Our drip tubing, both .700"od and 1/4"od, is manufactured from high quality, UV resistant, Union Carbide polyethylene #7510 or virgin LLDPE (Dow 7510) resin (or equal). Both sizes of tubing are a professional contractor grade, low density, linear, flexible polyethylene tubing, specifically designed to help eliminate pipe failures due to ultraviolet rays and environmental stress cracking. This tubing is ideal for all gardening and landscaping applications.
You normally use .700" tubing for main supply lines and 1/4" tubing for individual feeder lines. If you find your main 1/2" solid (.700 o.d.) tubing drip line ends up being some distance from one of your plants, and you really do not want to run more 1/2" drip line for just one plant, then punch a hole into your 1/2" drip tubing, insert a 1/4" coupling into your punched hole and attach 1/4" solid (.25od x .17id) tubing to extend the emitter closer to that isolated shrub, plant or tree.
1/4" Polyethylene Drip Tubing with Laser Drilled Holes
This 1/4"od drip tubing is laser drilled precisely every 6" or 9" apart from center to center to provide a quick and easy watering solution for closely spaced plants, ground cover, or hedges, and is perfect for vegetable gardens.
Laser tubing is also a simple way of making loops around trees and inside planter boxes, or making rings for large pots and containers. This laser tubing is made of the same low density, high quality, flexible polyethylene tubing as the solid tubing. The ultraviolet inhibitors help eliminate pipe failures due to adverse environmental weather conditions.
Drip Poly Tubing Cutter
This Drip Poly Tubing Cutter is designed for cutting soft vinyl tubing and drip hose up to 1-3/8" od. Slim structured PVC handles provide the user light and easy maneuverability for quick cutting performance. Blade is heat treated for hardness and durability.
Please note: These cutters are NOT made in the USA.
Soft Pipe & Hose Scissor Cutter - $10.17
Hole Punches & Combination Hole Punches
The Deluxe and the Budget punch tools include an integral female hex opening that can be used to help tighten Hydro-Flo™ fan sprays and riser adapters into drip risers. The Professional Punch tool has a user friendly comfortable handle grip for easier operation when multiple holes must be punched in 1/2", 5/8", or .710" drip hoses, but unfortunately does not contain a hex opening. The Pocket Punch is an excellent tool for punching holes in 1/2", 5/8", or .710" drip hoses and includes a gripper for inserting and removing 1/4" barbed emitters. The Punch N Cut is a combination drip tube cutter, a hole punch and includes two strategically located grippers for inserting and removing 1/4" barbed emitters.