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1/4" soaker lines or drip emitters?

Post  TSHRED on 1/2/2015, 11:53 am

As I ponder building my boxes and irrigation I am considering a drip system. I already have timed valve stations in my backyard from a previous in-ground drip garden.

I like the idea of saturation via the small soaker lines.

So I am deciding between soaker, emitter tubing with small spacing, or the standard punch-in emitter with solid tube to each plant.

Maybe a combo depending on what I grow?
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Post  sanderson on 1/2/2015, 1:33 pm

Tshred, It's great that you already have the timer system from the previous on-ground drip system.  I also had a timer drip system in place when I built my first boxes in March 2013, so all I had to do was use 1/4" solid lines from the perimeter 1/2" solid line to provide water to the boxes.

I only have one 1/4" solid line to the 1/4" dripper grid in each box.  The boxes range from 3 to 16 square feet.  I use 2 lines of 6" spaced drip/emitter [from Dripworks.com] per square, set 4" apart, resulting in 4 drips per square.  I heavily mulch during the scorching hot summer and fall.
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Post  nosmok on 1/2/2015, 1:47 pm

This was my set up with 1/4" drip lines.  Despite the 12 inch spacing, I didn't see any dry spots that required more lines.  I have the ability to add drip emitters but haven't needed.

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Post  TSHRED on 1/2/2015, 9:17 pm

Nice pictures!
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