Best type of drip emitters for very hard well water?

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by blown, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. blown

    blown Engineer

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    I'm installing a drip system in a shrub bed against my house. I have a sprinkler zone plumbed into the bed, so all I have to do is hook up the 1/2" poly tube and start installing emitters.

    The water is very hard. So much that it leaves white residue on siding, fences, etc. Looking for an emitter design that is less likely to clog in this setup.

    Also, should I use a pressure regulator for this zone? The system is being fed directly from the well pump - no holding tank or anything like that.

    Any other advice is more than welcome! I've never done this before.

    Tim
  2. blown

    blown Engineer

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    Anybody? Bueller?
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

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    Just use quality parts. Filter and regulate as required. You may find that you'd be better off with sprays than drip.
  4. blown

    blown Engineer

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    For now I've chosen adjustable emitters. We'll see how they do. I bought a screen filter that I will install before the pressure regulator. The whole thing is cheap enough that even if I have to rip it all out and put in sprays I'm only out about $75.
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