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This article explains how to replace an emitter. If you notice that water is beginning to dribble out of an emitter or the water is distributed erratically the cause is most likely sediment clogged in the emitter.

1.First, try to clean the emitter to dislodge any debris or sediment see cleaning an emitter.
Click here to learn how to clean an emitter.

If the emitter is still not functioning properly after attempting to clean the emitter then you will need to replace the emitter with a new one. Shop Drip Emitters

  1. Begin by cutting off the defective emitter.
  2. Insert a new emitter into the micro-tubing. Notice that the emitter fitting has a barbed end which will ensure a tight fit once attached.

It’s always a great idea to keep extra drip fittings handy. You can also purchase a pre-assembled drip tool kit. Our easy to install drip irrigation starter kits include everything you need to water your garden or landscaped area.

Emitters are classified into groups based on how their design type and the method they use to regulate pressure. However, drip manifolds allow you to easily convert an existing sprinkler into a drip irrigation system. Manifolds come in 4, 6, 8, and 12 outlet variety, meeting any drip irrigation need. Some manifolds offer pressure regulation.