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A water saving method for drip irrigation, these commercial-grade drip lines are easy to install. Check out our guide on How to: Design an Irrigation System for more information. Buy now and we deliver to all parts of Australia.

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Pressure compensating means that regardless of the pressure coming from the water source, the drip emitters deliver the same amount of water no matter their position along the line. This ensures uniformity along your dripline and avoids any dry patches in some areas, and overwatered plants in others.  Pressure compensating drip line is ideal for sloping lawns or gardens or long runs 100m+ of dripline.

We only recommend burying your dripline if it is XR rated and designed to be subsurface, otherwise you should not bury your dripline under dirt or soil.  The XR stands for copper oxide in your emitters which protects against root penetration and damage of the line.  We do however recommend covering your dripline with mulch to aid in reducing the amount of water evaporation.

Most small plants or veggies will only require 1 - 2 emitters to cater to their needs, but for larger trees and shrubs we would recommend making a ring of dripline around each tree so all roots are getting the required amount of water needed.

The length of drip line should not exceed 60 meters from the point the water enters the line. In most cases, we recommend using a main feeder poly pipe and having your drip line laid in a grid pattern. The size of your main poly line, whether existing or not, will determine how much dripline you're able to run at once.

E.g. a 25mm poly pipe can run 3000 LPH at any given time. If you have dripline with 30cm spacing between the emitters, estimated you would have 3 emitters every meter. For 100m roll, you have approx. 300 emitters. If the dripline flow rate is 2 LPH, you are running 600 LPH. This means the 25mm mainline is within the parameters to service this much dripline.

The simplest way to automate your system is by installing a battery powered controller or tap timer onto your water source.  Automation allows you to water your lawns and gardens at any time of the day whether you are at home or not. It is better to water late in the evening or early in the morning and an automated system allows you to do this with ease. It also allows you to fit a rain sensor which will not allow the system to come on if it is, or has recently been, raining.

These terms are generally only used on Dripline products by Netafim. AS stands for Anti-Syphon or Anti-Suck Back. This means when the system is turned off, these emitters won't pull any air, dirt, bio-matter, creepy crawlies or anything like that back into the dripline and block the line for the next turn-on. 

XR stands for Copper Oxide Emitters. You'll generally only find these in sub-surfaced designed driplines. The copper oxide in the emitters protects the dripline from root invasion, which can block and eventually split the dripline if not used underground.

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What does 'pressure compensating' mean?

Pressure compensating means that regardless of the pressure coming from the water source, the drip emitters deliver the same amount of water no matter their position along the line. This ensures uniformity along your dripline and avoids any dry patches in some areas, and overwatered plants in others.  Pressure compensating drip line is ideal for sloping lawns or gardens or long runs 100m+ of dripline.

Can I bury my dripline?

We only recommend burying your dripline if it is XR rated and designed to be subsurface, otherwise you should not bury your dripline under dirt or soil.  The XR stands for copper oxide in your emitters which protects against root penetration and damage of the line.  We do however recommend covering your dripline with mulch to aid in reducing the amount of water evaporation.

How many emitters are needed for each plant?

Most small plants or veggies will only require 1 - 2 emitters to cater to their needs, but for larger trees and shrubs we would recommend making a ring of dripline around each tree so all roots are getting the required amount of water needed.

How much dripline can I run at once?

The length of drip line should not exceed 60 meters from the point the water enters the line. In most cases, we recommend using a main feeder poly pipe and having your drip line laid in a grid pattern. The size of your main poly line, whether existing or not, will determine how much dripline you're able to run at once.

E.g. a 25mm poly pipe can run 3000 LPH at any given time. If you have dripline with 30cm spacing between the emitters, estimated you would have 3 emitters every meter. For 100m roll, you have approx. 300 emitters. If the dripline flow rate is 2 LPH, you are running 600 LPH. This means the 25mm mainline is within the parameters to service this much dripline.

How can I automate my drip line system?

The simplest way to automate your system is by installing a battery powered controller or tap timer onto your water source.  Automation allows you to water your lawns and gardens at any time of the day whether you are at home or not. It is better to water late in the evening or early in the morning and an automated system allows you to do this with ease. It also allows you to fit a rain sensor which will not allow the system to come on if it is, or has recently been, raining.

What is the difference between AS and AS-XR?

These terms are generally only used on Dripline products by Netafim. AS stands for Anti-Syphon or Anti-Suck Back. This means when the system is turned off, these emitters won't pull any air, dirt, bio-matter, creepy crawlies or anything like that back into the dripline and block the line for the next turn-on. 

XR stands for Copper Oxide Emitters. You'll generally only find these in sub-surfaced designed driplines. The copper oxide in the emitters protects the dripline from root invasion, which can block and eventually split the dripline if not used underground.

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