The Barbed Tee is useful when making your own Do-It-Yourself hydroponics irrigation system or as replacement fittings for existing set-ups. They are a great way of directing water flow around the grow room in a tidy way. If you need to split your water pipe in two, you’ll need a Barbed Tee fitting. With minimal effort you can divide the flow to two different places, where you can branch again and again. Of course, you’ll need to make sure the pump is strong enough. Being a push fit, they are very easy to install too! A must for irrigation systems!
The Barbed Tee is available in 6mm and 16mm sizes to suit both pipe diameters available. The barb on both ends of the fitting help it bite into the pipe after you install it. This increases the holding ability of the tee and keeps it in place when pressure rises. Many growers use the tee with an inline valve on either side for diercting to the system or to a waste pipe. This makes draining the tank far easier! If the pipe is very cold after storage, it may be harder to install the Tee as the pipe will be stiffer. To ease this, soak the end of the tube in very hot water for a few seconds which will make it much more pliable. This will make installation far easier!
Apart from the Barbed Tee, what other irrigation parts are available?
At Straight Up Hydroponics, we stock quite a few other parts that will help get water flowing where you need it. From tees to valves, reducers to manifolds we’re sure to have what you need. To have a look through what we have, please click on this link.