Irrigation measures are one of the main conditions for obtaining a high yield, and it is the timer for drip irrigation that allows you to improve the system, as well as make it as easy to use and highly efficient as possible.
There are several classifications that allow you to subdivide devices into several types.
Depending on the type of control, a watering timer may be presented:
Depending on the area of use, the controllers may apply:
Used today several types of controllers classified by type of water supply:
The choice should be made depending on factors such as soil and climatic conditions, irrigation area and the type of plants grown.
A high-quality autowatering crane is characterized by durability, ease of use and incredible ease of use. The timer allows you to solve the following tasks:
With all this, it is necessary to take into account some disadvantages of application:
It is necessary to follow the connection procedure and use only high-quality and reliable connecting fittings that can withstand high water pressures. Otherwise, an uncontrolled liquid spill may occur, which can cause flooding of plants and a strong over-expenditure of water.
You can perform a simple device quite easily and with minimal time and money costs yourself. At the same time, a correctly executed home-made version, in most cases, does not differ much in functionality from finished, factory products. The response time of the water timer is determined by the action of a drop, and the tank performs the functions of ballast. Leaking from the tank, the liquid reduces the mass of the structure and the water supply starts.
Arrangement of the water timer is carried out using a water barrel, a ball valve, a pair of sheets of sheet steel or plywood, a canister, construction glue and a spool of conventional sewing thread. The smooth functioning of the system will require some refinement of the ball valve in the form of fixing a small pulley-beam to the handle. Thus, it is possible to carry out the opening of the handle tilt crane.
The pulley must be built from a pair of identical plywood circles glued together using building glue. If metal circles are used, then their connection is carried out by bolts. It is required to wind several turns of a strong cord on a pulley. When constructing the lever, the segments of the cord should be firmly fixed at the edges of the structure. On the free ends of the cord you need to attach a load-ballast, which allows the lever to operate.
Regulation of the mass of containers is possible by adding sand and adding water. Also, as a weighting agent, you can use metal chips or lead shot. Capacity filled with water, we perform the function of a timer. In the bottom of such a container, a very small hole must be made through which water seeps. The device is activated by installing a water tank for irrigation on a flat surface. Bottles for balance, filled with sand and water, are suspended using a cord on a pulley.
Today, there are a huge number of timer controllers that are installed on various irrigation systems, but The following models have proven themselves best:
Well-established manufacturers offer rain and humidity sensors, as well as filters and a diaphragm pump, for controllers.
Irrigation timers are very widely used both by summer residents and small farmers in order to ensure the correct and timely dosing of water supply for any plants. In addition to ease of use, such devices can significantly save energy, time and money.