need help piecing my water system together

Cyproz

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what kind of adapters am i looking for?

So i want to run some Netafim stake sprayers. Looking to do about 18.
they are 3.2 GPH per sprayer and i will use 20 so 65ish GPH needed at 22-55PSI
I would like to use this pump

to go to this filter which has the required 120mesh filter for the netafim system. this is a threaded in and out 3/4 inch.
and it will go to 1/2 inch poly tube which will have the lines to the pots.
r/cannabiscultivation - what kind of adapters am i looking for?

  1. i would like to add a pressure monitor/gauge somewhere in the line if i can find adapter to polyelthlene tubing for threaded bits.
  2. should i just use 3/4 inch and find adapter off the pump?
  3. are their 90 degree pieces i can make a nice square like diagram below for polyethylene tubing?

4x8 footprint
r/cannabiscultivation - what kind of adapters am i looking for?
 

Cyproz

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1. Not any pressure gauges i know of however most drip irrigation would use one of these : https://www.amazon.com/Senninger-Pressure-Regulator-Irrigation-Reducer/dp/B076BZ4GJJ/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=garden+hose+pressure+regulator&qid=1611629927&sr=8-7
2. Yes. and make sure the whole system is a closed loop so pressure is the same.
3. https://www.dripdepot.com/product/pvc-three-quarter-inch-barbed-elbow
ok and what kind of fitting do poly tubes take so i can search "3/4 threaded female to blank adatper"
 

2com

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I think it's more the pressure range you need to match for the pump. I don't think you add up the gph of each dripper and then search for a pump that can provide the flow. The emitters/sprayers are going to put out that flow within the specified psi range.
Am I wrong?
 

Kervork

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Personally I don't use emitters. I just put a barbed T on the end of the 1/4" line to split it and run each half to opposite ends of the pot. I can control the pump to the second so I just vary time. My theory is no emitters, no filters, no clogs, no bs.
 

Kervork

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I think it's more the pressure range you need to match for the pump. I don't think you add up the gph of each dripper and then search for a pump that can provide the flow. The emitters/sprayers are going to put out that flow within the specified psi range.
Am I wrong?
Correct. Emitters are designed to run at about 30 PSI. Normally you hook up 60-80PSI from the street to a regulator which reduces it to the proper pressure. If the pressure varies, is too high, too low then the rating of the emitters basically means nothing.
 
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