Redo my bench irrigation?

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Redo my bench irrigation?

Post  marc74 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:01 pm

thinking maybe i should improve my irrigation to my bench that i set up last year.  basic ebay system that works reasonably well, some have better flow than others

here is my bench


picture A is how i have setup now, goes along and drops down to each shelf and then supplies

picture B i believe would probably be better just a little more fiddly installing and may need longer tubes to the trees




am i ok to user right angled connections or should i try and keep smooth and more of a circle with nice bends etc

should i just run it around the wood frame at far back and then run feeders from there inside to the relevant trees?

supply from tap at bottom or top?


any tips? and could i add some outlets just after the tap for some other trees?  the end is supplying another tree off the bench, maybe i could add a couple there
I do feel style A does hide the tubes better though


Thanks all for any input

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Re: Redo my bench irrigation?

Post  immAGinoso on Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:36 am

There is an ebay bonsai bench system available??
Do you mind sharing the product info?

Also, if you could post more pictures of your bench deconstructed to see how the irrigation works in 3D.

Thank you.

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Re: Redo my bench irrigation?

Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:46 pm

hey marc... i'm gonna scoot this over to the bonsai questions section... maybe it will get more traction.

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Re: Redo my bench irrigation?

Post  Stan Kengai on Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:52 am

Drip emitter systems are so elevation/head dependent that any attempt to equalize the system will have a beneficial result. In your system "a" the lower shelf would get significantly more water than the upper shelf. The parallel system "b" would help alleviate that problem, but nothing can completely solve it. The top shelf is always going to get less water in a drip emitter system. This can be beneficial if you put trees that like drier soil on the top shelf, e.g. pines.

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Re: Redo my bench irrigation?

Post  Leo Schordje on Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:29 pm

One alternative would be to have all emitter tubes come from the feed line on the top shelf. You can probably hide them on the back side of the shelf.

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