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mtna555

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Any suggestions for a automatic water?
« on: March 08, 2021, 01:33:33 pm »
I like the earthbox AWS for the most part.  I have two issues the price, and the fitting breaks.  Has anyone come up with a better alternative.  Last year I put a drip irrigator on mine and used a timer and adjusted the times to keep it in sync with what the plants were using. 

I found a float value that I think would work if it was a little bit smaller diameter.  Search amazon for V-FL-HUDSON-0.25 .  However its still pricy at $30 per earthbox.  However it wont have the issue with breaking the connector like the earthbox ones. 

Any other ideas or solutions?

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Re: Any suggestions for a automatic water?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 06:12:44 am »
I've automated the watering for my 136 EarthBoxes with a timer, 1/2" black landscape pipe, 1/4" tubing and 1gph pressure compensated emitters.
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Re: Any suggestions for a automatic water?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2021, 11:28:50 am »
Wow!  do you have a picture of all of them.  That sound impressive. 

It sounds like a drip irrigation dripper.  is that what yours are?  DO they overflow the boxes or stop when they are full?

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Re: Any suggestions for a automatic water?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 02:09:19 pm »
I use drippers on all the EarthBoxes. They overflow but I try to time application time according to the seasonal water needs.

Here's just a portion of the Urban Nano Farm
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