[Market-farming] sealing off drip tape

William H Shoemaker wshoemak at illinois.edu
Wed Aug 3 15:57:07 EDT 2011


Cut a piece of the end about 2" long. Fold the end of the tape over twice,
about 1.5" each time. Then fold it in half the other way, lengthwise. Then
slip the cut-off piece of the tubing over the folded tape. It'll hold. Often
it won't leak at all.

Bill
William H. Shoemaker
Sr. Research Specialist, Food Crops
University of Illinois - Crop Sciences
St Charles Horticulture Research Center
535 Randall Road, St Charles, IL, 60174
630-584-7254, FAX-584-4610 
wshoemak at illinois.edu


-----Original Message-----
From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Richard
Robinson
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:39 PM
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [Market-farming] sealing off drip tape

I think I remember someone on this list describing a simple way to seal off
the open end 
of a length of drip tape. I tried today to do so by folding the tape over
itself a couple 
times, and holding it tight with electrical tape, but no luck. Any better
ideas?

thanks, Richard

  Richard Robinson
  www.nasw.org/users/rrobinson/
  Hopestill Farm
  www.hopestill.com

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