The emitters are designed to work with a pressure of between 15 and 45 PSI. Maximum water volume delivered by a single emitter:
360 Stream Vortex
60 Gallons/hour at 45 PSI 45 Gallons/hour at 45 PSI
55 Gallons/hour at 35 PSI 35 Gallons/hour at 35 PSI
45 Gallons/hour at 20 PSI 30 Gallons/hour at 20 PSI
Both emitter types have an adjustable range up to a diameter of 3-4 feet.
The 360 Stream Emitter delivers waterin an array of streams, being ideal for shrubs and trees. The Vortex Emitter evenly covers a full circle, making it perfect for a landscape or garden.
How to install the Drip Irrigation System
First, please make sure you have some form of filtration and pressure regulation installed on your water source.
Why is it important:
Filtration: without filtration, the couplings and emitters have small openings that can clog with debris or sediments.
Pressure regulation: pressure over 45 PSI can blow off the fittings and damage the micro irrigation system over time. You can find a wide variety of inexpensive pressure regulators on Amazon.com or at your local home improvement store.
Not all the included pieces need to be installed in one system. In order to offer you a fully customizable irrigation system, we included many more than enough pieces of each kind. Keep the leftover items like spare parts.
Naturally, the water pressure in the system drops a bit with every emitter installed. Depending on your water source pressure, you may install a greater or lesser number of emitters until the limit is reached and the water will stop flowing from some of the emitters. Normally, with a water pressure of 45 PSI, a system with a total number of either 20 360 Stream Emitters OR 12 Vortex Emitters should function without problems. Please feel free to experiment and create your unique combination of emitters in the system.