Of course, if you are the adventurous type, here are the basics for getting started without a kit: Begin with a Backflow Valve (MLF-31)
(Fig. D). Next install a 1/2-in Poly Faucet Fitting (MLF-33)
for use with 1/2-in poly tubing (MLT-72)
(Fig. E), or a 1/4-in Vinyl Faucet Adapter (MLA-FAS)
for use with 1/4-in vinyl tubing (MLT-B30)
(Fig. F). From there, use 1/2-in poly fittings (MLF-34, MLF-35, MLF-36)
and/or 1/4-in vinyl fittings (MLT-ATE)
to customize the layout of your system. Finally, end a 1/2-in poly line with an End Crimper (MLA-50)
With 1/2-in poly tubing: Micro sprays, micro spray pot stakes (Fig. G), drippers, adjustable drippers, adjustable dripper stakes, and drip tubing can all be run (Fig. H).
With 1/4-in Vinyl tubing: Drippers, adjustable dripper stakes, drip tubing, and micro spray pot stakes can be run (Fig. I)
We highly recommend the use of our Pressure Regulator (MLD-25PR)
and Faucet Filter (MLFF-41)
when installing drip irrigation. And for automatic watering, we recommend our Electronic Mister Timer (MLWT-TIMER).
Sometimes, when a number of accessories are used, the order of installation can be confusing. Here’s a quick guide to help: At any faucet, always begin with the timer (Fig. J). Next, install the backflow prevention valve (Fig. K). Then the pressure regulator is installed, followed by the filter (Fig. L). From there, installation is standard: Use either the 1/2-in Hose Fitting to connect 1/2-in poly tubing or the 1/4-in Faucet Fitting to connect 1/4-in vinyl tubing. For a printable guide, download the What Goes First PDF.
If you currently have an underground PVC system and would like to use Mister Landscaper with that system, go to How to Retrofit a PVC System.