Can Drip Tape be Reused?

May 17, 2022

Drip tapes can be reused. If your drip tapes are still in good condition, you can reuse them for several seasons. We have seed instances where farmers use the same drip tapes for several years.

If your drip tapes are of a high quality, they can last long. This will increase the chances of reuse over several seasons or years.

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Tips for Reusing Drip Tape

The following are some of the tips of reusing last season’s drip tapes:

Use Electrical Tapes to Repair Damaged Drip Tapes

Electrical tapes are versatile; they can be used for a lot of things. Electrical tapes can be used to seal leakages on drip tapes. When drip tapes leak, they lose pressure and may not perform the work they are expected to do.

Electrical tapes can be used on drip tapes to boost the chances of reuse of drip tapes.

The Use of Couplings

Couplings or drip tape joiners can be used to fix leaking or damaged drip tapes. When couplings are used to repair drip tapes, the drip tapes are likely to be reused.

To use couplings to repair drip tapes, you need to cut the drip tapes and fix the coupling into the cut drip tapes.

Flush the Drip Tapes

You should clean the drip tapes by flushing them regularly. How do you flush drip tapes? You pressurize the drip tapes with water, open the end plugs and let the water drain out from the drip tapes. This will remove the sand, silt and other unwanted particles in the drip tapes. It can also help in cleaning the emitters. Unblocked drip tapes can be reused.

The Use of Reels

Reels can be use to remove the drip tapes from the farm or garden. They can also make the rolling of the drip tapes on the soil a less tedious task.

What is a Drip Tape?

A drip tape is a tube made of polythene or flexible hose or pipe used for the passing of water to the roots of plants. The drip tape is one of the main components of a typical drip irrigation system.

The drip tape as a component of a drip irrigation system helps in passing water to plants in droplets. The drip tapes have water emitters. The emitters are pre-installed at equal intervals on the drip tape. The emitters are usually spaced at distances of 10cm, 20cm, 30cm, 40cm and 50cm etc.

The drip tapes are also usually packed in rolls. The rolls can be 500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres and 2,000 metres etc.

You can buy drip tape here, you can also contact us on 08025141924 for questions on drip tape reuse.

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