Cannabis Irrigation Supplies retrofit systems are used to convert an existing sprinkler head to a drip system without altering the flow or other capabilities of the original design. These retrofit drip heads are available in 6-outlet with barb or with barbed elbow that can be used with individual plants or groups of plants as part of any irrigation system.
Retrofit drip heads or manifolds are designed to adapt any 1/2" riser to a drip irrigation system. They may be incorporated into a new system, or used to convert an existing sprinkler to a six outlet drip system. Retrofitting conventional sprinkler systems to low flow water saving drip systems requires a few simple steps that include evaluation of the areas to be watered and selection of the best method to water. The most suitable uses for retrofit drip systems are shrubs, trees, roses, pots, or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using this system.
|Flow Rate||6.5 GPH
The Six-Outlet PC Drip Manifold is designed to retrofit a ½ inch sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation system. Retrofitting a conventional sprinkler riser to a water-saving drip irrigation system requires a few simple steps including evaluation of the areas to be watered, selection of the method to water, and the flow rate to use.
The most suitable uses for the Six-Outlet PC Drip Manifold include watering shrubs, trees, roses, pots, individual plants, or groups of plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using a drip irrigation system.
First, we recommend using the Six-Outlet PC Drip Manifold in an area where the plants are close to the sprinkler riser you are replacing, using short lengths of micro tubing, not exceeding 6 to 8 feet from the riser and not exceeding total flow of 5.5 GPH per outlet with all other devices added.
1. Remove the sprinkler from the riser.
At this point you have a number of options:
Option 1: Secure the end of the micro tubing with the stake (model # S003). This option will allow for a flow of 0 to 20 GPH from each outlet used.
Maximum Number of Six Outlet Drip Manifolds per 100 Feet of ½ Inch Schedule 40/80 PVC Pipe
Maximum Number of Four Outlet Drip Manifolds per 100 Feet of ¾ Inch Schedule 40/80 PVC Pipe
5. Turn the water on and check the system, making sure that all outlets are working and the location of each outlet meets your needs.
Note: One of the most common installation errors in drip irrigation installation is using too few, and poorly spaced, drip outlets or drip emitters, often only a single emitter or outlet is placed at the base of a newly planted tree or shrub. In clay soils a single drip emitter or outlet can wet three to four feet in diameter; on sandy soils, however, the same layout using the same drip emitter or outlet will only wet an area less than one foot in diameter. Because plant roots can grow a few feet a year depending on the plant and location, after one year the diameter of the root system might exceed the diameter of the watered area. A single emitter or outlet per tree or shrub could therefore restrict root development as early as the first year after planting. For this reason, it is especially important to place additional drip emitters or outlets around each plant, early in the plant's life. To expand the system we highly recommending continuing with the same model flow rate.