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Emmiters that don't?

Posted by rustico_2009 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 23:01

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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RE: Emmiters that don't?

try backwashing? do you use a filter in line?


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RE: Emmiters that don't?

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?


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RE: Emmiters that don't?

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.


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


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RE: Emmiters that don't?

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.


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RE: Emmiters that don't?

I put in all new every year.


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