[Market-farming] sealing off drip tape

Joan Vibert joan at windwalker-farm.com
Wed Aug 3 16:11:46 EDT 2011


I was just going to try and describe this - thanks, Bill.  I learned it from
a Kansas Extension guy years ago.

Joan
Windwalker Farm
Ottawa, KS



> From: William H Shoemaker <wshoemak at illinois.edu>
> Reply-To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 14:57:07 -0500
> To: 'Market Farming' <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] sealing off drip tape
> 
> 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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