For installation of a battery-operated faucet timer:
Download the timer instruction pdfs here.
For installation of a Raindrip System:
Here are a few tips to make the project even easier.
- Know what your layout plan will be beforehand and refer to it often so you get your system right where you want it.
- If you are installing a kit, refer to the suggested layouts on the box and/or to the instructions in the kit. Then compare them to your layout plan. Make adjustments as needed.
- Start your installation at the water source and work downstream.
- Lay out the tubing lines according to your plan or the kit plan, but do not connect them yet. Step back and check to make sure it is where you want it to be. Once satisfied, make the connections.
- Be certain to flush out the system before installing the drippers or sprinkler/sprayers.
- It is much easier to make up your lateral lines with drippers or sprinkler/sprayers, etc., before connecting them to the main supply line.
- When uncoiling the tubing (1/2”, 5/8” or .710”), start by unwinding it in the opposite direction that it was originally coiled in instead of trying to pull it out from the center of the coil.
- Allow the tubing to rest on the ground in the sun for 30 minutes to an hour before putting it in place. This will help it relax and make it much easier to work with.
- When using compression fittings, cut the polyethylene tubing at a slight angle (approximately 10 or 15 degrees) then push it into the fitting. If you cut it at a right angle, it will be much harder to insert.