How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

1Lay poly pipe to attach sprayers

Measure and cut the poly pipe and pin it to the ground. Sprayers are good in hot houses and vegetable patches. They’re not so good in shrubbery. There are many different types of sprayers. Some will have flexi tube and a riser already attached. For other types you will have to attach these yourself.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

2Attach a sprinkler with flexi tube and adapter

First we demonstrate how to attach a sprinkler with a flexi tube and a 4mm adapter already attached. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the poly pipe and push the 4ml adapter into the pipe. Put the stake of the sprinkler into the ground where you would like the sprayer to spray.

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How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

3Attach a sprinkler without a stake

To install a sprinkler that’s not on a stake, you will need to attach it to a metal riser to install it. In this demonstration the sprinkler is attached to a 4mm adapter. Connect the adapter to the pipe in the same way as in Step 2.  Place the metal riser in the correct position for the sprayer

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers
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4Attach the flexi tube and adapters to the sprinkler

Installing your own flexi tube gives you more flexibility on how far you want your sprayer to be from your plants. First snap the 4mm adapter off the sprinkler. Cut the flexi tube to length. Attach one end to the sprinkler and the other end into the 4mm adapter. Pre-punch a hole into your pipe and attach adapter to the pipeline. Put sprayer in place.

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How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

5Roll out poly pipe for drip system

Use a drip line system when installing individual dippers. First roll out poly pipe and measure and cut. It is easier to roll the pipe out on the lawn where easier to work with. Lay the pipe in the garden and pin it in place.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

6Punch holes

Use your hole puncher to individually punch a hole behind each plant. Make sure the hole is on the side of the tube facing toward the plant.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers
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7Cut flexi tube to size

Cut the flexi tube to size. Measure each piece to the right length by holding one end to the pipe and the other to the plant. Cut a piece of flexi tube for each hole that you’ve made in the pipe.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

8Attach adapters and drippers to the flexi tube

Attach double end adapters by placing one end into the flex tube and other into the pipe. Then attach the dippers on the other end of the flexi tube. Make sure the holes in the pipe are on the correct side. Place the dripper next to the base of the plant.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

9Install a drip line

10Join drip lines

To attach drip lines to each other, you’ll need a 13mm elbow and 13mm locking clamps. Dip the ends of the drip line pipe in hot water to make them more flexible and pliable so you can get the fittings in easily. Run the remaining drip line around hedges. At the end of your drip line put in an end cap. Push it into the line and use a hammer to push it in securely.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

11Join the drip line to the dripper system

In this example we attach the drip line system to the dripper system laid earlier. You’ll need a 19–13mm reducer, and 19mm and 13mm clamps. Attach the 13mm pipe to the smaller end of the reducer and the 19mm pipe to the bigger end.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

12Attach the whole system to a garden tap

Attach the whole irrigation system to the garden tap. You will need a 19mm snap on connector. Test the system and make sure everything is in good working order.

How to install irrigation sprayers and drippers

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