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Plan out number of sprayer heads needed. Typical city line with mid- pressure allows 4-6 heads per line.. use manifolds to keep lines shorter.. we used 3 lines each on 2 separate manifolds to have 30 sprinklers/misters functioning well.. best to do on hot day tubing easier to work with!! Use boiling water to heat end of tubing to get ‘T’s’, connectors on well!
OK having installed a much more expensive irrigation system years ago that got damaged and had to be removed, this is virtually the same system but much cheaper. The biggest differences: 1) the 4 way ½" hose joiners that allow for ⅛" branching is quite limiting for placement, so spread out these joins farther and add longer ⅛" branches to reach every nook and cranny for even watering. 2) there are no wide sprayers included or jet like tips, just dribblers and soft sprayers with an 8" reach only. 3) adapters required for snap on hose attachments but are not included. Otherwise this $75 system does the exact same as an equivalent $250 of purchased parts from garden centre.
Going into year 3 of gardening I was already getting burnt out with individually watering 20+ container plants. Got this neat little system with all the different fittings and tubing. Make sure you know you'll be limited on the 1/2" tubing. Ended up ordering more tubing and it worked with this system flawlessly. Good to know in the future for further projects. Took some time to setup since I used mostly the drip attachments..one thing I found helpful are landscape pins to stake the tubing down and use the zip ties over the pin and tubing to keep it more secure. Point right down in the down by the base of the plant for efficient watering. Also like others said, definitely keep a thermos/yeti coffee mug handy to keep BOILING hot water hot so you can loosen the 1/4" tubing over the couplings. Takes a little finesse to attach but once you get the hang of it and how you're laying out the setup it's a breeze. Highly recommend for those time consuming water schedule with many individual containers to water on a regular basis..added a wifi timer so I'm excited to have that working whether I'm home or traveling
I was looking for an inexpensive irrigation system for my garden. This seemed like it came with everything needed to get it going. Set up took a while, but it wasn’t too difficult. I left the tubing in the sun and that made it easier to put together. It’s still the beginning of the season so I can’t speak to how long it will last.
The emitters aren’t the best but they will get the job done. The description says they can reach up to 6 ft but with the whole thing put together the eight hole emitters reach about 2 ft and the fan sprays maybe 6 in at best. The overhead sprayers don’t really spray water it’s more of a small stream of water.
Overall four stars because of the price. I got this while there was a deal and a coupon so only spent $40 for the whole set up. If it was more expensive I don’t think it would be worth it.
Edit: prompt response from customer service and offered a refund. I already ordered a new system and going to give it another try.
Was so excited to set this up. Only ran it once and went to add another line to a pot and when taking the plug off the connector broke. Now I can’t use the connector nor the line because it was a connector that was in the middle. Went to look for replacement parts to buy another connector and there is nothing available EXCEPT the new system which I wasn’t even aware of when I bought this one. New system looks amazing and would avoid this issue. Bummed
It's very difficult to put the tubing on the emitter. I got a thermos and I filled it with boiling water. I dipped the tubing for ten seconds before I put it on. It took me a very long time to put this together for two 6' long beds But it was worth it. There is a lot of Flexibility in the system and it really soaks the bed.
You can adjust each emitter which is great. They have a pretty wide coverage area. I put way too many in my bed without realizing it. I probably could have used half of what I used. So I just turned some of them down and then I removed a few and put a cap on.
Without using the boiling water to soften the tubing. There is no way I could have put this together. I was very close to quitting and getting rid of this system but I read the boiling water trick and it worked.
If there is a system that's easier to put together than. I would do that but once I got it all set up. I do like the way it waters and the flexibility..
Decided to install an irrigation/drip system this year beyond the typical soaker hoses. Based on the package contents and ability to configure them as needed I decided to take the plunge and give this system a try.
Right off the bat I was impressed with the number of components included to truly configure the system the way you would like for your set-up. I tested all of the components included and they all work exactly as described.
One suggestion for the future is that the nozzle connector is a male component, as are most exterior water connections. This required a male-2-male adapter to properly connect everything. Not a big deal, but something to be considered for future iterations.
It took longer than I expected to install start to finish. I, like many men, have a wife who wants to plant more vegetables than she can possibly handle. This leaves the task to me. Mission: Keep plants alive or the wife will cry. This was a keen solution paired with an automatic watering timer. An every morning hour long task reduced to being hands off. The best part was it was technically a gift for her, which she loved! I reaped the benefits more than her though. The garden actually grew completely out of control, which ended up being a one day job later on, but it kept the wife happy and another task off my plate, so worth every penny.
Pretty complete kit. Has almost everything you'll need though I did buy a box of connectors with assortment of heads. Could use a couple more 1" hose end plugs. The biggest issue I had was, their suggested layout is really the only way this functions properly. I spent several days making up my own layout only to have it fail. I finally had an aha moment and looked at their suggested layouts and then slightly tweaked it but now it's up and running just fine. You have to cut up the 1" hose then a 4 way drip line, then 1" hose then a 4 way drip line and so on . Trust me please.