How to Repair Drip Irrigation Tubing
If you’ve got a drip irrigation system it’s important to inspect it regularly for problems. The good news is that the systems are very easy to fix and inexpensive as well. In this article we’ll take a look at how to repair drip irrigation tubing quickly and easily when it gets damaged or leaks.
Irrigation system repair in Bakersfield to your drip system. Then locate the bad section of tubing. Dig up the damaged area, making sure to get both sides of the tubing. Then cut a length of new tubing that matches the length you removed minus the width of each end of the tubing. Next push a barbed insert coupling or compression coupler onto each end of the tubing. The barbed insert couplings have small pointed protrusions that grip the inside of the tubing and make an air tight seal without the need for glue. The lock fitting couplers are easier to connect but will permanently change the interior dimensions of the tubing in that repaired section and may be difficult to remove.
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You’ll also want to have some tubing plugs on hand for the teeny tiny hairline leaks that can occur sometimes. And a good pair of sharp scissors for cutting tubing. One other thing, it’s a good idea to cover all exposed sections of the drip irrigation line with a layer of mulch to keep moisture from evaporating in the sun. And to prevent rodents from burrowing through it and causing more damage.