Help with converting sprinklers to drip/bubbler sprayer system

sprtsguy76(Santa Clara Ca. 9b)March 16, 2012

Hi all. I have a single valve sprinkler system in my backyard. It has 8 sprinkler heads. I have capped off 4 of them and the other four I'm converting to 1/2 inch risers for drip/bubblers. Off these 4 risers I plan to run 1/2 inch poly tube with 10-15 adjustable bubblers/sprayers per line. These bubblers/sprayers supposedly have an adjustable flow rate of 0-18 GPH. So the question is: em I dreaming here or can this work?? I have not measured my water pressure in the backyard but I'm pretty sure its darn good. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Damon

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twolips(z6AZ)

You will need to check your pressure, if it's too high, it will blow your bubblers out of the poly. But yes, it can be done, using a Female Pipe Thread swivel fitting, in the size of your poly tubing. Most common being .700. Drip irrigation should be around 25 psi. You might get by with a little more tho.

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