IBC and Micro Irrigation

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Uzzy

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IBC and Micro Irrigation
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:38 »
I have a full IBC at the top of my allotment would gravity give me enough pressure to rum a micro watering system? I was thinking of micro sprinklers rather that drippers or soaker hose. Your thoughts would be appreciated. I have read the post re soaker hose but would prefer individual water points.


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JayG

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Re: IBC and Micro Irrigation
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 12:15 »
I have a micro irrigation system for my greenhouse - it just about manages to feed 12 drippers from the mains supply (they're supposed to each produce a fine spray but there isn't enough pressure for that.)

Given that mains water pressure should be a minimum of 1 bar, which is the equivalent of a 10 metre head of water, I don't think an IBC would produce anything like enough pressure for that number of drippers.

That doesn't mean it isn't worth experimenting though - it might work for just a few drippers if that would be sufficient for your requiments.
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Re: IBC and Micro Irrigation
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 15:35 »
A garden set up using water butts and adjustable drippers here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcGcPSq3bxY



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