The simple to use irrigation kit simply clicks onto a water butt and then the 15m of flexible drip irrigation pipe can be laid to suit your planting and contains irrigation points at 30cm intervals. Each hole along the irrigation pipe releases approx. 180ml of water per hour so the soil has a chance to absorb the water and less is lost to evaporation.
The kit also comes with a reliable digital timer that uses standard batteries so that you can rest assured your plants will be watered even if you are on holiday. The watering frequency and duration can be adjusted to suit your plot.
The complete kit is supplied ready to go and includes: filter to remove limescale and prevent blockages; pressure regulator and timer; 15m drip irrigation pipe; 5m of non drip pipe to ensure no leaks between the water source and the plot to be watered.
- Complete irrigation kit - ideal for raised beds, borders, vegetable plot
- Click straight onto water butt tap - hozelock style tap required
- Includes timer for automatic watering
- 15m irrigation pipe - holes every 30cm
- 80ml of water / hole / hour approx.
- 5m of non drip pipe
- includes filter and pressure regulator
- Batteries not included
This is an excellent product. The pieces go together with ease and it is simple to stake into place with the provided plastic hooks. There are two minor issues. The first is that although this says it just clicks into place on your water butt tap, it is wholly dependent on your water butt tap being Hozelock compatible. If yours is not, there is no seal and water just pours out the top of the connector when you open the tap. This is easily fixed. If your butt is not Hozelock compatible, you can buy a Hozelock Round Tap Connector from most DIY shops with a garden section or most garden centres. This has a male connector at one end and a rubber female connector at the other end which has a jubilee clip, enabling you to tighten the seal round your water butt tap. The timer will now attach perfectly and there are no more leaks. The second issue is that once you have attached the timer unit to your tap it is rather hard to operate - the cover fits extremely snugly, making it hard to open, and the digital readouts are rather difficult to read at a distance and in sunlight, meaning that if you want to change the settings it is easier to remove the unit from the water butt tap to open it and read the screen.
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Don't worry about forgetting to water your plants, as this water timer automatically does it for you. Attach the product to the tap or water butt and set it up with a watering kit. With 10 watering duration options to choose from (1 to 120 minutes) there is one that will suit your daily routine. Examples include watering at 6am and 6pm for 10 minutes.