Design Your System
A major benefit of Raindrip is that it can always be added onto as your gardening and landscaping needs change. Additional feeders and longer tubing are easily added to suit your particular landscape.
Use the calculator below to find out exactly how much material you will need to expand your system.
- How many trees are shorter than 15 ft?
- How many trees are taller than 15 ft?
- Distance (feet) to the tree that is furthest from Point Source
- How many shrubs are shorter than 15 ft?
- How many shrubs are taller than 15 ft?
- Distance (feet) to shrub furthest from Point Source
- How many plants are less than 1 foot wide?
- How many plants are more than 1 foot wide?
- Distance (feet) to the plant that is furthest from Point Source
- Additional length of Planter Box (in feet)
- Additional length of bed (in feet)
You will need:
Make sure that the water supply and the adjustable valve on the sprinkler are both on.
This is typically caused by a blockage due to sand, dirt or calcium build up. To remove blockage, remove the spray head from the ¼” tubing and flush with fresh water. If fresh water does not work, soak the sprayer in vinegar. Sometimes the blockage could be removed by readjusting the valve on the sprinkler head.
This is usually caused by the sprayer not being fully screwed on to the tubing. To fix, screw the sprayer on tighter. If this does not work then remove and reconnect the sprinkler head to fix the problem.
This could be caused by the sprayer not being fully screwed on to the tubing or excessive pressure. Remove and reconnect sprinkler head and check pressure. The Raindrip system should not have an operating pressure of more than 35 psi.
This is usually caused by excessive pressure. Check pressure, all Raindrip systems should not have an operating pressure of more than 35 psi.
- Sprinkler has a crack or split due to UV rays damage. Sprinklers with UV ray damage will have a faded color and will appear brittle.
- Sprinkler has been damaged by a rodent.
- Sprinkler has missing components.
To replace a sprinkler head you will need to unscrew the sprinkler head from the riser.
Tips for Flower, Shrub and Tree Kit and GroundCover & Flower Bed Kit:
Make sure not to use more than 200ft of supply tubing (SDT50P) and do not exceed 150 GPH per faucet connection
Tips for Container and Hanging Baskets kit:
Make sure not to use more than 75ft of ¼” supply tubing (016005P) and do not exceed 15 GPH per faucet connection (maximum two connections)
Tips for all kits:
Fill your supply tubing with water (also known as pressurizing) before installing your feeder lines. Additional Instructions and videos for programming your timer can be found here
Depending on the layout of your system, additional elbows, tees, couplers and/or end caps may be necessary
Anatomy of a Drip System
While they may appear complex at first glance, drip systems can be broken down into easy-to-understand components.
Every drip watering system is structured around three major aspects:
- The Water Source
Often called the point-of-connection.
- The Mainline
The main feeder artery that distributes water from the source to the planted area.
- Emitter Devices
These apply water at each plant location, including devices like individual emitters, bubblers, micro sprays and dripperline.