Introduction: Drip Installation DIY

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This new and simple instructables for the construction of an early version of an automatic drip irrigation for some flowers food housed in the underside.

It's a very simple system based on material recovery for most, but it works well,although it is subject to some improvement.

Step 1: the Support

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But let's move to the operational phase without losing any more time.

I used as feeder support a saucer equipped with circular wheels, in which I placed awooden plank suitably cut to fit perfectly into this saucer. With 3 wood screws I fixed to the axle, in a central position, a former a table leg(recycling and reuse), and then I set the horizontal axis to saucer with two screws.

Step 2: ...fixing...fixing....

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At this stage I've created support for the bottles-water tank, using a piece of wood,recycling, too, where I practiced three holes as shown in the figure that they mightattach to the vertical support and in order to accommodate the overturned bottles.

The holes are 6 cm in my case, but it is obvious that must be adapted to supportmeasures and the bottles. Then I fastened with two screws in support to an appropriate height.

Step 3: ...The Plant

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I started to change bottles, primarily by cutting the bottom of both.

I run a forum for each exact size cap of tube that is 5 mm measurement. Each bottle feeds two jars, through a "T" fitting the same pipe size (these are the only things that I bought). To create a drip feed I used for the final part of each tube "things" that you see in the picture: serve to curb water; Initially I had tried with wool wire inserted into the hose (which still works) but then, having found among my daughter plays these things Iused to my purpose. Since I have the metal core, can be inserted into the pipe that enough to get thedesired amount of water.

Step 4: ...finished.

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In the video you can see how it all works.

The thing is to improve a bit, but it works perfectly even so, and even if you need apower "manual need" is a step ahead of the innaffitura snapshot that is missing a good 50% of the water poured into it can soak up in the right time that the land requires. Thank you for your attention and I am waiting for a comment and/or advice. Good Instructables at all ... Torx


craftclarity (author)2014-06-26

I'm curious as to why you sliced the bottoms of the bottles off, seems like the water would evaporate out? Wouldn't you want that to be sealed?

torx (author)craftclarity2014-06-28

Maybe you're right;on the other hand,if the bottle had beens ealed would have created a vacuum effect that wouldn't allow water to flow regularly,in addition to the undoubted advantage,with open bottles,top ower with much more easily:

Thanks for the comment.

bogie7129 (author)torx2014-07-07

All that's needed to prevent a vacuum buildup in the bottle is to poke a very small hole in it. I do it with some of my chicken waterers.

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