Intro: Drip Installation DIY
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
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....
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
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.
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