Our 15 mil Drip Tape Irrigation Kit has a thicker, longer lasting 15 mil drip tape that is perfect for long-term crops and perennials. It is ideal in situations where the tape will not need to be removed after each season. The thicker, 15 mil drip tape is also great for those who like to reuse their drip irrigation tape in their vegetable year after year. With a longer lifespan of 5 years, the 15 mil tape can be reused up to five years.
Drip Irrigation allows you to use less water while watering more effectively. This is because you are only placing water directly where your plants need it — at the roots. Because you’re not watering the leaves, disease pressure and pest pressure will be greatly reduced. Drip irrigation provides a more consistent, reliable watering pattern than a traditional soaker hose that doesn’t have equalized pressure and can clog and deteriorate quickly.
If being used with mulched perennials such as asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, etc., you can apply the 15 mil drip tape under the mulch layer to keep it secure and out of the way. The 15 mil Drip Tape Irrigation Kit also makes it really easy to fertilize your plants while you water them, saving you time and energy. By installing a Fertilizer Injector between the spigot and your Drip Irrigation system, you can easily inject water soluble fertilizer into your watering system so that you feed your plants while you water.
*Note: Due to differences in roll size, the 15 mil drip tape included in this kit does not work in conjunction with our Drip Tape Layer Attachment for the Wheel Hoe. If you wish to be able to lay drip tape with the Wheel Hoe, please see our 8 mil Drip Tape Irrigation Kit.
15 mil Drip Tape Irrigation Kit Includes:
2 – 750 ft. Drip Tape Rolls – 15 mil thickness that lasts up to five years. Emitters every 12″.
1 – 100 ft. Mainline Tubing Roll – Our 5/8″ Mainline Tubing runs along the border of your garden and feeds water into individual Drip Tape lines. Contains bright blue line so that all Drip Tape Row Starts are installed along the same line.
1 – Filter Regulator Combo – Includes Brass Hose Swivel, Filter with removable screen, 12 PSI Pressure Regulator, and Hose Swivel with Screen that connects to Mainline Tubing.
1 – Punch and Cutter Tool – Used for cutting and punching holes in Mainline Tubing for attaching Drip Tape Row Starts.
1 – Mainline Tee – Used for splitting Mainline Tubing into two separate lines.
2 – Figure 8 End Clamps – Used to clamp and stop flow at the end of a section of Mainline Tubing.
2 – Mainline Couplings – Used to create a linear connection between two pieces of Mainline Tubing. Handy when repairing a cut in Mainline Tubing or when piecing two scrap sections to create a longer section.
20 – Drip Tape Row Starts – Used at the beginning of each row to connect Drip Tape to Mainline Tubing.
20 – Drip Tape Row Ends – Used to clamp and stop flow at the end of a row of Drip Tape.
4 – Drip Tape Couplings – Used to connect two pieces of Drip Tape. Handy for repairing nicks or cuts in a section of Drip Tape.
10 – Goof Plugs – Used to plug holes in Mainline Tubing where Drip Tape Row Starts where installed. Handy when changing row spacing from spring to fall gardens.
15 mil Drip Tape Irrigation Kit Requirements:
Water hose – connects to a 3/4″ water hose or 3/4″ spigot. Must be connected downstream from all shutoff valves.
Pressure – Requires a flow rate between 0.4 to 8 gallons per minute. To calculate your flow rate, simply record the time (in minutes that it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket with water. Then divide 5 by the time above to obtain your gallon per minute rate. For example, if it takes 30 seconds (0.5 minutes) to fill a 5 gallon bucket, your flow rate is 10 gallons per minute because:
5 gal / 0.5 min = 10 gal/min
Row length – Our Drip Tape can be used on a maximum row length of 100 ft. at 8 psi. We don’t recommend using on rows longer than 100 feet. If rows are too long, water will not be equally distributed throughout the Drip Tape along the row.
Row number – With a flow rate of 5 gallons per minute, our Drip Tape can support 1,250 feet of Drip Tape. That’s the equivalent of 30 rows that are 40 feet long. To calculate how much Drip Tape your system can support, first calculate your flow rate based on the example above. Then divide your flow rate by 5 and multiply that number times 1,250 ft. For example, if your flow rate is 8 gallons per minute, the maximum length of tape your system can support is 2,000 ft. because:
(8 gal/min) / (5 gal/min) x 1,250 ft. = 2,000 ft.