Drip question...emitter tubing

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by pmsmith2032, May 9, 2013.

  1. pmsmith2032

    pmsmith2032 New Member

    Apr 12, 2013
    Burbs of Chicago
    Can anyone tell me if I can connect 1/4" solid tubing (running to individual emitters) from 1/2" emitter tubing (with holes spaced every 18")? Is it possible to plug holes in the 1/2" emitter tubing in areas where there are no plants? Thanks!
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Mar 30, 2011
    Rocket Scientist
    Houston, TX

    If the 1/2 inch is closed on its end then yes. Or if it is at line pressure. The flow rate of what is on its end maters.

    Look at the flow rate that you need for each emitter, then use a calculator to see how many you can use on the same line.

    Yes you can close unused ones , or use 1/4 inch at that point for a different feed, given that you keep the flow rate in spec.

    Good Luck.
    Last edited: May 9, 2013
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