I was hoping to get advice about attaching layflat hose as a mainline for a drip irrigation system that is already in place.
We have a 1.5-acre, flat, urban site on which we are growing vegetables in raised beds - about 36,000 sqft of growing space divided among 15 beds.
We get our water from two fire hydrants across the street using special caps with GHT adapters. We run garden hoses across the street into our site each time we want to run the water.
At the "top" of each bed, we already have a 3/4" mainline for each bed, with drip tape attached by barbs to that mainline. To run the system, we attach regular 3/4" garden hose to the end of each of the mainlines. So on a hot, dry day, we might attach 5 different hoses to 5 different beds in the morning, switch to 5 other beds half way through the day, and move all the hoses once again to 5 more beds by the end of the day to get all the beds watered. (We probably wouldn't water all the beds in one day, usually, but that's just a way of explaining how much we have to move hoses).
I would like to simplify our lives and move hoses less by using 1-1/2" layflat hose as an overall mainline leading from one hydrant to half the beds, and another from the other hydrant to the other half of the beds. I just need to figure out how to attach the 3/4" black tubing/mainline on each of the beds to the master layflat mainline. Right now the attachments we have are 3/4" GHT (garden hose thread). Are there insert fittings (LASCO brand?) that adapt from 1-1/2" insert fittings to 3/4" GHT?
Would I get the best results if I submitted the "Need a System Designed" questionnaire? I did not do that at first because I don't need the whole system designed, just the layflat part.
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