your own Pins on Pinterest *No glue required–our system didn’t require any glue for a water tight connection between the DIY drip ring and our piping system used to recirculate the aquaponic tank water. The length you’ll cut the tubing to connect your T-Fittings to both ends to make the ring will depend on the size of the planter bed or individual plant size you want to cover. NOTE: you can find all of this stuff at a local hydroponics store usually, as well as major home building centers or online shopping sites–it’s lightweight and ships cheap. Jan 2, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Drip Depot. A DIY drip ring is really easy to make yourself with a few basic parts and a minimum of time required. The PLANT!T Watering ring is ideal for building DIY irrigation systems. 3/8″ diameter thick walled poly tubing (we got a roll from, Teflon Tape (for plumbing threaded fittings), 3/4″ to 1/2″ coupler (our aquaponics manifold uses 3/4″ diam. Copyright 2019 Grozine LTD, All Rights Reserved. DIY Drip Ring Fabrication. Try a ring out for size and flow–if it’s what you are after, go ahead and drill out the rest and affix both ends of the tubing to the T-Fitting with the 1/4″ openings facing down once installed. Do a loop or two of Teflon Tape around any threaded fittings. In organic and aquaponic gardening methods, the organic matter in naturally occurring plant nutrient solutions easily clogs drip emitters, which can spell disaster on a hot day. Required fields are marked *. The DIY drip ring we’ll show you how to build requires no glue, will not leak or clog easily and comes apart in a snap for cleaning and inspection for a long service life. You don’t need any major building or plumbing skills for this project, just a few simple parts. You can see the 1/4″ holes we drilled in the bottom part of the rings here, TIP: Cover rings in hydroponics with a little bit of media to prevent algae from growing on moist surfaces, Your email address will not be published. Got the wrong sized fitting? Couple all your fittings together until you have as many DIY drip rings as you like and are ready to attach them to whatever piping or manifold you use in your irrigation, hydroponics or aquaponics system. Check it today. Awesome Irrigation, Ideal for Hydroponics, Organic Growing & Aquaponics. Grozine Hydroponics Articles Contributors, Growing Garden Transplants, Part Two Potting Up & Hydroponics, New Under Current Hydroponic System Review, Women in Controlled Environment Agriculture. You can use one big ring or several smaller ones to get really precise–the more rings, the more parts you’ll need to buy. Easy–use some scrap tubing to couple things together! The length you’ll cut the tubing to connect your T-Fittings to both ends to make the ring will depend on the size of the planter bed or individual plant size you want to cover. In Hydroponics or Aquaponics gardening where nutrient rich water is recirculated, a drip ring helps maintain even and consistent moisture levels in the root zone; avoiding dry pockets or spots that may stay more water logged-and potentially anaerobic. Subscribe to Grozine hydroponics for free by signing up with a valid email address to receive free editions and updates. Discover (and save!) A glueless drip ring is. For growers by growers. Wrap a piece of tape around a 1/4″ drill bit or sharp poker so you don’t run the risk of pushing right through both sides of the tubing (as pictured above) we drilled FIVE holes (1/4″ diameter) into a piece of tubing about sixteen inches long–perfect for covering around a square foot of garden bed once in action. pipe), 3/8″ slip fit (to tubing) male threaded (to fitting) coupler. Your email address will not be published. Moisture is delivered evenly to where it is needed most–straight down to the roots. It comprises of a 200mm diameter, 8mm internal bore, nylon tube with 7 x 1.5mm laser cut holes and a connecting Tee piece that allows you to attach standard 13mm (½”) hose or tubing. Can be cleaned easily (glueless) and reused over and over again. You can use one big ring or several smaller ones to get really precise–the more rings, the more parts you’ll need to buy. A DIY drip ring ensures that you don’t waste water in a conventional soil garden, for example in organic gardening practices.