Attach the dripline
The T2 header is cut to add FB5 Tees and join the sections of DL4 dripline that extend the length of the bed. An OE7 Figure Eight end stop closes off the end of each length of dripline. The OE7 can be easily opened to allow flushing the lines at the beginning and end of each season.
The header and dripline assembly can be swivelled over and out of the way to permit cultivation at the beginning and end of the season. Barbed elbow connections are water-tight but the tubing can still be pivoted around the elbow.
The DL4 dripline was difficult to uncoil from the roll due to the low temperature on installation day but as the weather warms, the dripline will relax and conform to the shape of the beds.
We used OE4 Shepherd Stakes to hold the tubing in place until the weather warmed.
We filled an old thermos full of boiling water and dipped the end of the tubing to warm it and make it easy to push the tubing over the ends of the barbed fittings we used. As soon as the tubing cools, it shrinks tight to the fitting and is very difficult to pull off with your bare hands.
The owner will flush the faucet assembly when the water is first turned on, join the tubing to the faucet assembly, open all ends of the dripline and flush the entire system. The end stops are closed and the drip system is clean and ready to use.