Does anyone have a Dripworks system?

gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)March 31, 2012

I'm thinking about getting a Dripworks irrigation system. Anyone have one and how do you like it? How does it compare cost-wise to other systems?

Deanna

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seil zone 6b MI

I don't have an irrigation system but I know there are lots of people here who do. I don't know why someone hasn't chimed in here. I have heard that the Dripworks system is a good one though.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 8:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
diane_nj 6b/7a

Yes, I have a Dripworks system. It is in the main rose bed, and it is definitely a time saver. I connect it to the hose with a quick-connect, turn on the water, go do something else while the roses get watered. For the larger plants, I use two emitters. I haven't had emitters clog, but I have accidentally clipped tubing, which is easy to fix. I don't know how to compare it with anything else, except in a pinch, I can go to a local hardware store for 1/4" tubing and extra emitters (different brand). I forget if there is much of a difference. I received what was then called the Glorious Rose Kit as a Christmas present 10 years ago, and I have filled in with parts over the years. Definitely worth any cost in time savings for me.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 9:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I put in a drip system in several beds quite a few years back from parts purchased from a local garden center, which now no longer carries it. So I ordered the Dripworks catalog and began studying it. In the meantime someone told me that Lowes was carrying a new line, Mister Landscaper, which is made in USA.

I'm sure Dripworks products are great, but I prefered buying locally so I could run over and get more parts as needed plus it's easy take back what I didn't use.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mister Landscaper site ...

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 9:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
stlgal(south z5)

I also use the version carried by Lowes, which includes 1/4" tubing, adjustable or fixed rate drippers, T and straight connectors etc. Very easy to add plants and I have everything in the yard connected to a couple of timers, which makes adjusting the watering schedule to the weather a breeze.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 10:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
athenainwi

I have one. I bought the Rose kit several years ago and once I had it going I bought a bunch more parts so I could expand it. Then every year since we've had plenty of rain and I haven't needed it. So now it's got a lot of holes in it from where it's been chewed on my various animals and the emitters aren't in the right places anymore and I mostly ignore it since I haven't needed it and it would be a lot of work to fix it. And I'd need to expand it more because I've added a whole garden since then.

I'd still recommend it if you find you have to water a lot during the summer. The problems I have with it are all fixable if you keep on top of it and keep some repair parts handy. The nice thing about ordering the kit was that I could see exactly what I would need and where everything belonged which is harder to do if you order it piecemeal.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 4:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mori1(5b/6a)

Main original came from Walmart and it was a lifesaver. My garden had gotten so big that I could no longer water my garden in a day. Walmart stop carry the system and parts several years ago so now I use the Lowes version which is a lot better. Like stlgal, I prefer the fixed rate drippers for most of my shrubs and plants. For the lily bed, I use drip stakes. For the roses I use individual soaker hoses connected to a main line tube. I'm thinking about putting another rose but having trouble finding bulk soaker hoses anywhere.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 11:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wanttogarden(USDA 9b, Sunset 15, N. Calif.)

I do, sort of.

I was looking to put drip system in for few years since it took me more than an hour to water the yards most of the days and I killed so many plants because I was not able to get the watering done when it was needed. I had done extensive research on different packages.

One day I came about a plumbing supply store that does free irrigation design. I went over my design which was battery operated timer on hose bibs and extended rose kits from Dripworks. He showed me that instead, I could hook up all three sprinkler stations that water the ever shrinking lawn to one and use the other two valves for drip systems to water shrubs and annuals.

I bought all my components from him since he carried the same as Dripworks. I also changed my sprinkler valves and electrical timer and got myself a very decent professional system for less than what the professional charge to install.

The difference between what Lowes sell, RainBird, and what DripWork Sells is in the size of the 1/2" tubing. The OD of first one is .6" the other one is .7" thus the connectors are not inter-changeable. I don't think Lowes carries the shrubbler heads either. 1/4" tubing is the same. The advantage of using Shrubbler heads is that they can easily be cleaned. Other components like timers MAY be a bit more expensive but quality is FAR better.

I really love and use my system ALL the time. Let me know if I can answere more questions.

FJ in San Jose California

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 12:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Does anyone grow First Prize own-root?
I have seen a huge First Prize plant but don't know...
erasmus_gw
Looking forward to SPRING FLUSH!
The past couple of weeks my rose bushes have begun...
sara_ann-z6bok
Posy Parade!
My garden is in full spring bloom so my kitchen table...
SoFL Rose z10
For Love of Roses
I received my order today from For Love of Roses. ...
Beth9116 zone 8a TX
Reine de Violettes
I dug it up and moved it two years ago. It was own...
deervssteve
Sponsored Products
13" Matthews Bianca Direcional Ceiling Fan
Lamps Plus
Page Bench - Cordova Eclipse Gray
Joybird Furniture
Justice Design Group POR-8923 - Modular 3 Light Bath Bar - Square Flared Shade -
$320.00 | Hayneedle
WAC Reflex 45 Degree Black 27W LED Track Head for Lightolier
Euro Style Lighting
Louisiana Black 30-inch Bath Vanity with 2 Doors and White Marble Top
Overstock.com
Tech Lighting | Kiev Pendant
$300.80 | YLighting
Mississippi State Bulldogs Tailgate Sign
$31.99 | zulily
Casa Sorrento 14 1/2" High LED Outdoor Wall Light
$79.99 | Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™