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Old 12-29-2019, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts View Post
I had an idea....but I think it wouldn’t work but I wanted to share in case it helps you come up with other ideas

What if you only had one hole in the tube to feed ea h plant, by the tube kept going into another pot and then another for a total of two or three per tube.
I realize that there are two likely failures, all the water comes out of the first tube and none makes it to the other plants or 2) not enough gets to the last plant BUT, if you want to try to ‘ daisy chain ‘ it then you might get less set ups per plant and save money
The primary issue, even if the holes are properly sized, is the pressure drop as you get farther down the tube.

There are two ways to compensate for that - either use the main tribe to feed micro-drip tubes going into each pot, where the back-pressure in each one is much higher than the main tube would create by itself, OR have a tee in the pump outlet and have your perforated feed tube be a loop connected to the tee.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:25 PM
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I forgot to ask about your automated watering system.

Did the watering system work well for you.
What plan did you finally adopt?

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