DIY $100 PVC Pipe Drip Irrigation System

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I would have to admit, its nice having a garden and all the fresh vegetables. However, sometimes watering the garden can be such a hassle. You know you have to do it or your plants will die, but maybe there is something else that you could be doing around the house at the same. There is a solution to this problem, building a drip irrigation system. You no longer have to worry about watering the garden, you just leave the tap on and the system will keep your garden watered for you. This particular one will cost you under $100 to set up, but I would say that is money well spent.

DIY $100 Drip Irrigation System

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4″ PVC – main line down end of row to faucet
  • 1/2″ PVC – drip line for each row
  • “T” connectors (not threaded) for each row
  • End Cap for each 1/2″ PVC pipe
  • Elbow joint
  • 1/2″ Couples to connect 1/2″ pipe (if additional sections are added)
  • PVC Cement
  • Drill
  • 1/8″ drill bit
  • Female faucet connector
  • Tape Measure
  • Hack Saw

Most of this drip irrigation system is made from PVC pipe. It is easily adjustable to fit any size garden and will have a longer life time than those built from soaker hoses. Before you start laying any PVC pipe, it is important that you measure the size of your garden, so you can use those measurements to design your system. For a 15ft by 15 ft garden, you should expect to spend at least five hours building your system. Try to ensure the whole system is as level as possible to prevent some rows getting more water than others.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Wrinkled Dollar website, here…

DIY $100 Drip Irrigation System Plans


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