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rcorey

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I bought some Dramm Nifty Nozzles, Perfect, and Misty Mist from a local distributor, without looking too closely at the base.  Now I want to use those nozzles with 1/4" tubing. 

Is there any easy & cheap way to adapt these Dramm nozzles to 1/4" polyethylene tubing?  Or even  3/4" mainline PE tubing?

Some thing like a "3/8 Witworth male thread to 1/4" barb" adapter.

I have the "Assembly Insert" (7/16" gasket with interior female threads  "3/8 Witworth".

Might the 7/16" Assembly Insert gasket fit into the press-fit fittings for Ein Dor products? (I'm about to order some of those for other reasons).

I'm not eager to drill and hang PVC pipes over my deck just to use these nozzles.

I would even welcome some wacky temporary or leaky setup so I can test them out and see if I want to buy more.  Like Tygon tubing  plus glue. 

Thanks in advance.
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Unfortunately, there is no simple connector for this use.  We do offer other nozzles that have barbs, but we have never seen a Female 3/8" ww X barbed connector.

The assembly inserts will not fit into the Ein dor press fit.

As it sounds like you are using this to cool your deck, I would suggest you look at our JetFog nozzles (assuming you have 50 psi) or possibly our JetRain nozzles for lower pressure.  Both of these are available with barbed inlets.

The JetFog will be a much finer mist than the JetRain nozzles.

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Thanks very much, Kurt.  I bought a small bag of Dramm nozzles without looking at or thinking enough about the bases.  I think I'll probably have to hang a short length of PVC pipe and drill holes, and get an adapter for 3/4" Polyethylene mainline to PVC.

I'm actually hoping to use them to water seed-starting trays, including some very small seeds, and hence I wanted a low-velocity spray with small droplets, but larger than the fine mist size.

I have a 45 psi supply.

Thanks for your answer!
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One other option may be to use our DrammStix as a base.  These have a threaded adaptor that connects to a smaller tube (.192")  It will not work with 1/4" barbs, but this tube can be inserted into black PE.  Each of the adaptors function as a base as well.  Each adaptor has 12 wire stakes to support them.  These can be mounted to the bench or pushed into soil.

You can purchase just these bases if you like.



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Thanks Kurt!  Those look just right, I'll try some.  (How do they connect to 3/4 black PE tubing if not a 1/4" barb? 

I would rather just get the female-thread  3/8" ww base, but would try the whole Stix if that's the only way to get them. 

If my local distributer (Steubers) does not carry them,  will  Dramm sell tiny orders direct?  I don't see nay prioce list, just a phone # for ordering.  Or can I get a list of local retail distributors who would mail-order small orders?

(P.S.  I used your link, but also folund that my browser at work can't use your search feature: your search feazture FINDS the text,  but then if I try to jump there, I get a blank screen (IE7).

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I have found some adapters for soft black 3/4" PE tubing to 1/2" or 3/4" PVC. 

Since realizing the the Nifty nozzels may not seal to a simple tube wioth 7/16" ID, but6 instead rley on the exact wall thickness of Schedule 40 PVC to make a good seal, I am thinking that I had better drill some PVC and hang it over my seedling trays,. if I want to use the Dramm nozzles I alreaqdy bought.

I'm guessing that the nozzles would seal equally well to 1/2" PVC or 3/4" PVC.
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