Emmiters that don't?

rustico_2009April 23, 2014

What do you do about a few t-tape emitters not working? I've tried jostling them around , tapping on them , squeezing. how about a tiny pinhole next to it? This is 10 pounds psi.

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randy41_1

try backwashing? do you use a filter in line?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 6:43AM
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rustico_2009

I have an inline filter and the water is pretty clean to start with. It's not new drip line, It's on the 3rd crop so maybe my liuck is running out with it.

What pressure do you back wash with? Regular house pressure I would guess?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:12AM
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randy41_1

i would just take a garden hose and spray the emitters from the outside and see if that opens them up. or cut out the bad ones and add new tape on the end.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:43AM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

If it's due to minerals from hard water, you could try adding some vinegar on the outside to dissolve them.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 11:40AM
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rustico_2009

Thanks for the tips. I'll try pressure from the outside even if it's hard water it might break some of the deposits. Seem like a little fixture for an air or manual water pump would be nice for back flushing the emitters in the field.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 12:35PM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

I put in all new every year.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 7:10PM
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