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[Lowe's] Rain Bird Drip Irrigation Garden Kit $49.99

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[Lowe's] Rain Bird Drip Irrigation Garden Kit $49.99

Looking to set up a drip irrigation system in my backyard and found this. Reviews online are generally favourable other than the distribution tubing being hard to work with unless you warm it up in the sun. But this is inherent with most, if not all, such tubing.

Pressure regulator and filter alone go for $29.99 so this seems to be a steal with all the tubing and accessories included.

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Product Description
Precise watering for green, healthy plant growth with low water usage
Simple installation without digging
Easy to cut and connect
Conforms to your landscaped area and individual plant watering needs
Includes an installation tool that simplifies insertion of small barbed fittings and drippers
Easy to extend with additional connectors, tubing and watering devices
Automate your watering by adding a Rain Bird digital hose-end timer
Color/Finish Family: Multiple colors/finishes
Filter Included: Yes
Fittings Included: Yes
Installation Guide Included: No
Package Contents: 1 faucet connection kit with pressure regulator and filter, emitter and distribution tubing, tubing, 5 drippers and stakes with bug guards, 7 barbed tees, 2 barbed couplings, 2 barbed elbows, 10 galvanized stakes, 10 plugs, 1 end closure
Pressure Regulator Included: Yes
Timer Included: No
Tubing Included: Yes
Tubing Stakes Included: Yes
Type: Drip irrigation garden kit
Warranty: 3-year limited

Dimensions & Weights
Box Dimensions: 5¾ inches x 19¾ inches x 18¾ inches
Ship Weight: 7.11lbs
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Gah, item is oversize and does not qualify for free parcel delivery everywhere in Canada.
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Love this stuff. For the gardener it is perfect, or for lazy people like me.
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OP, any idea how long are the hoses?
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As a possible alternative;
I bought this kit at HD for $24.99 that has a greater assortment/quantity of heads:
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.92-p ... 21161.html

Granted I already have an in-ground irrigation system so this was to add on new a drip zone setup by just tapping into an existing in-ground zone.
The kit above along with 50 feet of tubing (about $8) allowed me to setup 6 vertical garden vegetable boxes and I still have ample spray heads left over for flower pots and other possible uses.
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Bought two of the Rain Bird kits yesterday. It seems like a lot of stuff they give you for $50. We have installed the drip line in one raised planter box and so far so good.
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tsatsa wrote: OP, any idea how long are the hoses?
50' of 1/2" brown emitter tubing with holes every 18"
50' of 1/2" distribution tubing
50' of 1/4" distribution tubing
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thrifter wrote: As a possible alternative;
I bought this kit at HD for $24.99 that has a greater assortment/quantity of heads:
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.92-p ... 21161.html
Yeah, saw this kit as well and will probably buy it to go along with the Rain Bird kit. I needed all the tubing, connectors and pressure regulator too so this kit was a good starter kit. Setting it up soon so I'll update if I get a chance.
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Neat ideas here - also looking to start an irrigation system for my garden while we are on vacation. We don't have anything yet so which of these kits would you pros recommend? Thanks.
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gumby wrote: Neat ideas here - also looking to start an irrigation system for my garden while we are on vacation. We don't have anything yet so which of these kits would you pros recommend? Thanks.
You may want to consider investing in a timer too. Canadian Tire has a 4-zone Melnor watering timer on sale this week for $79.99. We bought one and it seems pretty functional. I like the idea of being able to set up the drip irrigation with a timed watering system so that you don't have to worry about remembering or forgetting to water. Especially during this time when the weather is unpredictably hot,
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i need one for my lawn..is this set good?
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kiasu wrote: i need one for my lawn..is this set good?
If you mean the drip irrigation system, it won't be enough volume for your lawn. You will need actual sprinkler heads set up to a different irrigation zone.

In my experience, Rain Bird (available at Lowe's) is superior Orbit (available at HD). I had 8 sprinkler heads set up to one zone and an Orbit system couldn't run it. Switched over to Rain Bird heads and all popped up easily. I do have an Orbit timer/controller and it's a nightmare to set up. I wish and could ditch it and replace with Rain Bird.

I also have a drip system set up to 10 different planters in the backyard deck. It's a lazy gardener's dream. I would get the OP's posted kit as you get alot for 50 bucks. Good luck to anyone starting an irrigation system. You won't be sorry!
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STP123 wrote: If you mean the drip irrigation system, it won't be enough volume for your lawn. You will need actual sprinkler heads set up to a different irrigation zone.

In my experience, Rain Bird (available at Lowe's) is superior Orbit (available at HD). I had 8 sprinkler heads set up to one zone and an Orbit system couldn't run it. Switched over to Rain Bird heads and all popped up easily. I do have an Orbit timer/controller and it's a nightmare to set up. I wish and could ditch it and replace with Rain Bird.

I also have a drip system set up to 10 different planters in the backyard deck. It's a lazy gardener's dream. I would get the OP's posted kit as you get alot for 50 bucks. Good luck to anyone starting an irrigation system. You won't be sorry!
Not being able to run all the sprinklers on one zone has to do with the flow rate, not quality of the sprinklers themselves. I used Hunter MP Rotator heads that are low flow and they work well. At HD I believe I saw some orbit branded sprinklers which look identical to the Hunter MP Rotators so I would suspect they are just rebranded and should have similar specs/flow.
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crimsondr wrote: Not being able to run all the sprinklers on one zone has to do with the flow rate, not quality of the sprinklers themselves. I used Hunter MP Rotator heads that are low flow and they work well. At HD I believe I saw some orbit branded sprinklers which look identical to the Hunter MP Rotators so I would suspect they are just rebranded and should have similar specs/flow.
You are probably right, but I couldn't get the orbit heads to pop up. With 8 sprinkler heads on one zone, I was probably pushing the limit. However, when I switched over to Rain Bird no problem. I'm sold on these ones: https://www.rainbird.com/homeowner/prod ... urepop.htm .
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I replaced my older Rain Bird timer/controller with this: https://opensprinkler.com/

Now you can program and control your irrigation system from your desktop or mobile device. Comes in handy when blowing out the lines for Winter (as my Rain Bird controller is in the basement, not in the garage) - now I don't have to run downstairs to change zone. I purchased the Raspberry Pi model as I like to tinker with electronics, but they have a product that is already to go.
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tried buying the kit, and they wont even ship... all 3 options are crossed off... this is why i never buy anything at Lowes.

Says it's not available at my store... yet they wont ship from the warehouse?
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steven80 wrote: tried buying the kit, and they wont even ship... all 3 options are crossed off... this is why i never buy anything at Lowes.

Says it's not available at my store... yet they wont ship from the warehouse?
We snooze, we lose. There were 2 sets still available not long after OP -- I hemmed & hawed and decided to investigate alternatives, by the time I decided on these they were gone! :)

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