How to install your Automatic Watering System
Thanks for your recent purchase of our Raindrip Automatic Watering Kit. Installation of this
kit should take about 20 minutes. We have also provided a link here that shows you how
to program the timer if you need help. Let’s get started on the installation.
Getting Started The timer that comes in this kit functions
using water pressure greater than 25PSI. That means, you cannot use this timer to control
water flow from, say a rain barrel. Additionally, this timer must be installed on an above ground
hose bib – do not install it on a hose or location where the timer will be laying on
the ground. STEP 1: CONNECT
First you need to locate the hose bib that is near the landscape area you want to water.
Next, take the timer and hold it up to the hose bib with the metal collar in line with
the bottom of the hose bib. Hand tighten the collar onto the hose bib until the timer is
securely connected. Do not over tighten the collar.
This kit also comes with a Wye splitter. The purpose of a Wye splitter is to allow usage
of your hose bib while the hose bib is connected to the timer. You can also use it to water
in 2 different directions off the same timer but it will require an additional purchase
of supply line and feeder lines. Now that the timer is in place, screw on the
filter regulator and attach the supply line. STEP 2: SUPPLY
This may look like a lot of parts, but you will only really need the supply line. The
other parts are provided to help you tee off the tubing, turn corners or cap off a cut
end. Now that your supply line is connected to the timer, lay out the supply line throughout
your landscape in a way that will allow the tubing to run in the middle of the landscape.
STEP 3: WATER Once your supply line is laid out, position
each of the 10 feeder lines at intervals that will allow the “dripper head” to water
the base of each flower, shrub or tree. Drippers are made to emit 2 gallons of water per hour
so there is plenty of water for multiple plants in your landscape. Once you have positioned
the feeder lines, grasp the supply line and one of your Clamp and Pierce feeder lines
in the manner shown. Firmly press on the fitting to puncture the supply line and ensure the
fitting has wrapped itself fully around the supply line. Do this for the remaining feeder
lines. Additional Accessories
Sometimes you may need more supply line or feeder lines, you can find those by visiting
store.raindrip.com We have also provided a quick watering guide
that can help you select the right number of feeder lines for each plant type.
So that’s all there is to it; if you still have questions, you can reach us at [email protected]
and we can help you out with any additional questions you may have.
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