Fig 1: Full view of system그림 1: 시스템 전체도
Project data프로젝트 데이터
Authors Matt
Location Arcata, California
Instance of Drip irrigation
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Welcome to the quick and dirty gravity fed drip irrigation system tutorial.빠르고 더러운 중력 공급 드립 세척 시스템 튜토리얼에 오신 것을 환영합니다. This particular model (version 1.0) was built for CCAT to supply their seasoned vegetable beds with an appropriate, efficient water supply and a little love.이 특정 모델(버전 1.0)은 CCAT가 적절하고 효율적인 물 공급과 약간의 사랑으로 양념된 야채 베드에 공급하기 위해 제작되었습니다.

A gravity fed drip irrigation system is a way to redirect water to plants in a much more efficient manner than just spraying them with a hose.중력 공급식 드립 관개 시스템은 호스로만 물을 뿌리는 것보다 훨씬 더 효율적인 방법으로 물을 식물에 재배송하는 방법입니다. Due to it using much less water because of how small the tubing is, it allows the water to be able to reach the root system much more effectively.관이 너무 작기 때문에 물을 훨씬 적게 사용하기 때문에 물이 훨씬 더 효과적으로 뿌리 시스템에 도달할 수 있게 해줍니다. That being said, you are also saving more water.그렇긴 하지만, 당신도 물을 더 아끼고 있어요.

  1. First things first, get out your trusty measuring tool and find out how long the beds you want watered are.우선, 신뢰할 수 있는 측정 도구를 꺼내 물을 주고 싶은 침대의 길이를 알아보세요. This will allow you to know how much tubing you will need.이를 통해 얼마나 많은 튜브가 필요한지 알 수 있습니다. We used 1/2" tubing for redirecting the water.우리는 물의 방향을 바꾸는 데 1/2인치 관을 사용했습니다.
  2. The water source. We took our five gallon bucket and drilled a 1/2" hole into it to allow the water to get out. Afterwards, we took the two male threaded hose pieces and put them through the hole, filling any gaps in with sealant. We used a tee joint on the end of hose piece because we had multiple beds to get to, your case may differ. One of our team members had access to welding materials, so he created a shelf from scrap metal for the bucket to sit on for the necessary amount of head for the water to travel.
  3. Lay down all your tubing and mark along it where your holes would be to let the water flow. It is possible to bury the tubing if you want, we chose not to for ease of access and repair reasons.
  4. Start punching! At this point, we put either drippers or the 1/4" microtubing depending on the plant's size and water needs.
  5. Make sure all hoses are hooked up and staked down, then fill bucket to test.
  6. Make appropriate adjustments.


Our group had a bit of a problem getting the water pressure right, but we found a solution. When filling the bucket up, plug up the hole till it reaches the top (in our case, however much water you would like to use may differ), then allow it to drain. We have not installed a shut off valve yet, which would be allowed in future builds. Another idea for future alterations would be several shut off valves to redirect the water more effectively.

Things You will Need

All parts are for this project in particular. Your needs may differ.

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  • 1/4" Barb connectors
  • 1/4" Vinyl microtubing
  • 1/2" Vinyl tubing
  • 2 1/2" Tee joint
  • 1 1/2" Elbow joint
  • Drippers
  • Professional hole puncher
  • Figure 8 hose end
  • 5 Gallon bucket
  • Hand made hook for cement wall
  • 2 Male threaded hose ends
  • Stakes
  • Scissors or knife
  • Drill
  • Measuring tool

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Part of Engr114 Whole Earth Engineering
Type Project
Keywords agricultre, irrigation, ccat
Published 2008
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Affiliations Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), Cal Poly Humboldt
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