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Old 02-05-2018, 01:40 PM #1271
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now.. don't quote me on this, but if you can find jackmayoffer's post on his drip manifold system, i believe he used a sprinkler timer and/or some sort of relay to feed groups.. i think the timer had separate lines, that in your case would feed 16 plants for a minute (or whatever time), then switch over to another line feeding the other 16.. again don't quote me on it, but i believe that was part of his system and would allow you to run fewer and/or smaller pumps.
If you want to get pro about it, use a Toro Evolution Ag sprinkler controller to split your garden into zones using sprinkler solenoids. I use a similar setup to feed 14 zones from 3 different reservoirs / nutrient mixes using one pump (Leader 1HP).
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^^^This

I use Solenoids to control the zones, along with the solenoid closure locks the line eliminating water run-out...so a "finger on a straw" action, and the line doesn't have to purge air every cycle.
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its a simple shutoff ball valve that goes between the pump and the manifold... to regulate pressure and flow... sometimes each feed line will need them to even out the flow....
Correct, the valve must go on the outlet side of the pump...or it starves the pump of water...and can burn it's azz up. On the outlet side the pump gets all the water it wants(to supply to piping, or to cool motor), and you can fine tune the total gph rating/timer run time to perfection(amount of pots, size of pots, head pressure static).
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Just stopping by to bump this awesome thread.....we have been rocking a variation of this technique for a while now and just absolutely kill it. Regularly getting 2.5 per table...a few times bumped up to 3. We run between 6 and 8 per table in 6" pots, drip 5 times a cycle (lights on). Running Canna Coco A&B with a bloom booster and a lil epsom salt. Can not speak highly enough about the system and the results. Once you figure out how to not overwater the coco, its game on! Best of luck everyone!
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If you want to get pro about it, use a Toro Evolution Ag sprinkler controller to split your garden into zones using sprinkler solenoids. I use a similar setup to feed 14 zones from 3 different reservoirs / nutrient mixes using one pump (Leader 1HP).
Does the toro evolution let you asign each zone separately as in minutes apart on the same program?.I have a basic orbit 4 zone controller and the only way that i can seperate zone 1 from zone 2 say like 5 minutes apart is to put em on a different program.As it stands zone 2 kicks on as soon as the 1st one stops.
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Does the toro evolution let you asign each zone separately as in minutes apart on the same program?.I have a basic orbit 4 zone controller and the only way that i can seperate zone 1 from zone 2 say like 5 minutes apart is to put em on a different program.As it stands zone 2 kicks on as soon as the 1st one stops.
Sort of... The EvoAg lets you set up up to 3 separate 'looping' schedules (A, B, and C) that can each have their own start time, end time, on time, and off time. You can add any valve to a schedule and it will follow that schedule's rules. When a schedule executes it fires off each valve one at a time in order according to the rules until it's done. Schedules can run concurrently.

A simple example is two separate rezs to two separate destinations with completely different timings. Schedule A controls the inputs (rezs), Schedule B controls veg output, and Schedule C controls flower output. Veg and flower can both have multiple zones.
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Sort of... The EvoAg lets you set up up to 3 separate 'looping' schedules (A, B, and C) that can each have their own start time, end time, on time, and off time. You can add any valve to a schedule and it will follow that schedule's rules. When a schedule executes it fires off each valve one at a time in order according to the rules until it's done. Schedules can run concurrently.

A simple example is two separate rezs to two separate destinations with completely different timings. Schedule A controls the inputs (rezs), Schedule B controls veg output, and Schedule C controls flower output. Veg and flower can both have multiple zones.
That’s how the Orbit controller operates.Solenoids power up one at a time Simultaneously.It would be awesome to be able to have a 30 second delay per zone at the same program.
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I decided to switch to coco from soil after reading this thread. Ran an 8 lighter with FloraFlex's new PotPro system. The growth rate and vigor using small pots and multi-feeding is unbelievable!

These photos were taken 4 days apart.
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I want to get into drip but don't know where to start. Is it better to convert my existing flood tables into drip or try a floraflex all in one kit?
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If you have flood tables ur way ahead of the game..
Just buy some 1/2” poly.. some 1/4” poly some t’s and elbows and of u want to have more control some 1/2” ball valves and some 1/4” ball valves
Run a rectangle (manifold) with the 1/2” poly around the outside of ur flood table
Set up with a 1/4” poly line to each plant..(make sure the 1/4” lines are all the same size)
That’s basically it.
There is a great diy thread here on ic
If u google :Pico’s manifold it should bring you to the thread
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