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How to Install your Netafim Drip Irrigation System

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How to Install your Netafim Drip Irrigation System

Make sure you have all the parts before you start:

  • Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Netafim Filter
  • Nut & Tail
  • Low Density Poly Pipe
  • Hole Punch
  • Start Connector
  • Techline AS Dripperline
  • 13mm Ratchet Clamp
  • Stakes
  • Threaded Elbow
  • Automatic Flush Valve

If you’re not using soaker hoses in your garden, now’s the time to start. It's a highly efficient way to water, so while you may spend a little on a soaker hose and fittings at the onset, you will recoup those costs in time and money saved on watering your garden. Studies show that well-designed drip irrigation systems use at least 30% — and in some cases 50% less water.

STEP 1: Set up the feed line

  1. Connect the Filter and Netafim Pressure-reducing Valve to the water supply.
  2. Run the Low Density Poly Pipe towards the area to be irrigated.
  3. Plug ends of Poly Pipe with end plugs leaving the furthest point of the system unplugged.

 Maintenance 

  • Check over the system to make sure there are no leaks
  • Check the Automatic Flush Valve is working correctly
  • Manually flush the system out upon installation, and at the end of each irrigation season:
> Remove the Automatic Flush Valve
> Turn the water on
> Let water run through the system for approximately one second for every meter of dripperlines installed, re-connect the Automatic flush valve
  • Clean out the Netafim Filter every 4-6 weeks

STEP 2: Connect the dripline

  1. Use the Hole Punch to create dripperline connection points within the poly pipe at 30cm intervals
  2. Insert one end of the Start Connectors into the Techline AS Dripperline and then the other end into the holes punched into the Poly Pipe
  3. Secure the Dripperlines to the Start Connectors using Ratchet Clamps

STEP 3: Lay the dripline

  1. Lay the dripperlines in a grid shape over the garden area, approximately 30cm apart
  2. Stake the dripperlines at 3m intervals using the Pipe Stakes
  3. Connect the dripperlines into a collection line of Poly Pipe at the far end of the grid

STEP 4: Connect the driplines

  1. Connect the Automatic Flush Valve to the furthest end of the collection line, at the lowest point within the dripper system 
  2. Manually flush the drip system thoroughly before starting irrigation

NOTE

Do not exceed the maximum run length of the dripperline:

  • Techline AS 1.6 LPH 30cm spacing = 99m

  • Techline AS 3 LPH 30cm spacing = 65m

STEP 5: Set the running time – and you’re good to go!

How to Install your Netafim Drip Irrigation System

How to Install your Netafim Drip Irrigation System

  • Louis Nasr