PC12100 PC1202 12-Outlet Drip Manifold Kit

DIG's Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Kits are used to retrofit an existing 1/2” sprinkler riser into a 12-outlet drip irrigation system without altering or increasing the flow of the sprinkler system zone. The 12-outlet drip manifold utilizes extremely accurate, pressure compensating individual and interchangeable nozzles to ensure equal flow from each outlet over a wide range of operating pressures from 10 to 80 PSI. The kits allow installation flexibility when incorporated into a new system. Each kit contains a 12-outlet drip irrigation manifold with 2 GPH pressure compensating drip emitters, 12 stakes, 8 caps, 12 bug plugs and 12 color-coded converter barbs to convert the 1/8” outlet for use with 1/4” micro tubing. Additionally, the PC12100 contains 100’ of 1/8” micro tubing.

Features

  • Replacing the sprinkler riser with the 12-outlet manifold can lead to water savings of 50% to 70%.
  • Constructed with 12 individual, interchangeable pressure compensating drip emitters
  • The self-flushing drip emitters utilize a floating silicon diaphragm that allows passage of small particles which otherwise could clog the drip emitter water passages
  • Each drip emitter has a built-in filter
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  • Unused outlets may be plugged so that a minimum of 4 of the outlets to a maximum of 12 can operate at once
  • Removable nozzles for easy replacement
  • Built with backup disc filter ™ for easy cleaning
  • Color coded, removable nozzles for easy replacement and for flow rate identification
  • Can be used to water roses, shrubs, groundcover and trees
  • Complete kit; all parts included
  • Applies water directly to the plant root zone area, leading to less surface evaporation from leaves and soil
  • Eliminates wet walls and discoloration and staining of fences and windows
  • Designed for new and existing landscapes, including oddly shaped areas where a sprinkler head cannot provide good coverage
  • No special tools or glue are needed
  • DIG’s drip irrigation products may be exempt from residential and commercial watering restrictions (check local codes)
  • Barbed elbow outlets allow installation flexibility
  • Pressure compensating feature allows for equal flow rates from each outlet
  • Install above grade, or place below grade in a 6" emitter box
  • Use with 1/8” and any ID 1/4" micro tubing

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Model Description
PC12100 12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Manifold Kit with 100 ft. of 1/8 in. micro tubing and converter barbs
PC1202 12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Manifold Kit

Product specifications

  • Operating pressure: 10 to 80 PSI
  • Recommended operating pressure:10 to 60 PSI
  • Flow rates:
    • Model PC12100: 2 GPH per outlet with green drip emitters
    • Model PC1202: 2 GPH per outlet with red drip emitters
  • Inlet size: 1/2” with female pipe thread (FNPT)
  • For use with 1/8” micro tubing with .187 OD or 1/4” with .140 to .170 ID utilizing the converter barb
  • Materials:
    • Body and cover: high-impact plastic
    • Filter: nylon
    • Diaphragm: Silicon
Box Contents
description PC12100 PC1202
Maverick 12-outlet drip manifold with 2 GPH per zone 1 1
plugs to close any unused zones 8 8
converter barbs for 1/4" micro tubing 12 12
bug plugs for 1/8" micro tubing 12 12
tubing holder stakes 12 12
100' of 1/8" micro tubing 1 n/a
instruction manual 1 1



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The Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Kits can be used on new or existing installations to convert a sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation system, applying 50% to 70% less water than a conventional sprinkler system. The kits' drip emitter outlets are used to apply water at the root zone area of the plant only, eliminating pest problems, weed growth and water waste from evaporation and run off. The 12-outlet manifold can be used to cover individual plants or closely spaced groups of plants within the layout. These two kits contain all the parts required to install a complete system.

Using drip irrigation, water first thing in the morning before the temperatures begin to rise. This will allow excess moisture on leaves and top soil to dry before fungal and other diseases can develop. The most common cause of early plant death is over watering. Using drip irrigation can help sustain healthy plants by applying water directly to the plant root zone when and where it is needed. For established plantings, deep, infrequent watering is recommended. In most cases, applying deep watering will encourage deeper rooting, which leads to stronger, healthier plants.

Installation Steps

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Remove your existing sprinkler from the riser.

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Screw on the Maverick™ drip manifold.

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Attach micro tubing to the Maverick™.

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Run pieces of micro tubing to your plants and secure with tubing stakes.


Example layout:

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Installation suggestions

The Maverick™ 12-Outlet Drip Irrigation Kits are designed to convert a 1/2" sprinkler riser into a drip irrigation system. The 12-outlet drip irrigation manifold may be incorporated into a new system, or used to convert an existing sprinkler riser to a multi-outlet drip irrigation system. Retrofitting a conventional sprinkler riser to a water-saving drip irrigation system requires a few simple steps, including evaluation of the areas to be watered and selection of the best method to water. The most suitable uses for a multi-outlet drip irrigation manifold include watering shrubs, trees, roses, pots or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using a drip irrigation system.

  1. First, we recommend using the 12-outlet drip irrigation manifold in an area where the plants are close to the sprinkler riser you are replacing. We also recommend using short lengths of micro tubing, and not exceeding six to eight feet from the riser, to allow for easy maintenance.
  2. Make sure that the output of the manifold is sufficient to cover the plants in the area close to the sprinkler riser. Our suggestion is to use a minimum of two outlets per plant.
  3. Remove the sprinkler from the riser.
  4. Turn the water on to flush the line. Then, shut off the water and thread the multi-outlet manifold onto the riser. This option will allow for a flow of 2 GPH from each outlet used with model PC12100 and model PC12102.
  5. Remove the manifold cover and remove the mini disc filter. The 12 outlets with the 2 GPH nozzles can be seen. Make sure that the entry to the nozzles is kept clean.
  6. From the manifold outlets, extend two measured lengths of 1/8” micro tubing to each plant selected to have drip irrigation outlets.
  7. Secure the end of the micro tubing with the stake included in the kit, and to the end of the micro tubing, insert the bug plug to protect the outlet from bugs. The bug plug is also included in the kit.
  8. If used with 1/4” micro tubing, to the outlet port, insert a 1/4” converter barb by pressing the round part of the barb into one of the 12 outlet ports. To the barb, connect 1/4” micro tubing and lay the micro tubing to the plant area.
  9. An additional option is available when 1/4” micro tubing is used: To the end of the micro tubing, insert a 1/4" barb (model H80 not included in the kit) and connect a maximum length of two to four feet of 1/4" drip line (model SH50 not included in the kit) or 1/4” soaker hose (model PSH50 not included in the kit) and loop it around the plant. This option will provide a larger wetted area under the plant canopy from one outlet but with less water, as the flow is divided between the numbers of outlets used.
  10. If any of the outlets are not used, close the top of each unused drip emitter nozzle with the rubber cap included. Insert the mini disc filter back and thread the cover back on, making sure that the large “O” ring is in place.
  11. Turn the water on and check the system, making sure that all outlets are working and the location of each outlet meets your needs and there is no leak from the 12-outlet manifold.

Note: One of the most common installation errors is using too few, and poorly spaced, drip emitters. Often only a single emitter is placed at the base of a newly planted tree or shrub. In clay soils, a single drip emitter can wet three to four feet in diameter; on sandy soils, however, the same layout using the same drip emitter will only wet an area less than one foot in diameter. Because plant roots can grow a few feet a year depending on the plant and location, after one year the diameter of the root system might exceed the diameter of the watered area. A single emitter per tree or shrub could therefore restrict root development as early as the first year after planting. For this reason, it is especially important to place additional drip emitters around each plant, early in the plant's life.

Note: To expand the system we highly recommend continuing with the same model kit or products. Review the instruction manual included with the kit for complete details.


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