Drip Tape Loc Sleeve 1/4" Barbed Fitting

Use to Attach Drip Tape to a Supply Line

Item Number: IRC450


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In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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The fitting you need to take drip tape runs off 1/2" poly tubing at a 90 degree angle. Loc Sleeve end inserts into drip tape and is secured by twisting the lock over the end of the tape. The small barbed end punches into the side of the poly tubing.

Drip tape must be used on low pressure (5-15 psi), achieved by installing a pressure regulator. Drip tape needs to be on flat runs (no greater than 3% if sloped) and no longer than single runs of 450 feet. The more level the ground and the shorter the run, the more even and uniform the water flow.

To punch into your supply line a 1/4" hole punch must be used like the IRC456 hole punch.


  • Use with Drip Tape


Type of Poly Tubing to Use Use with 1/2" Poly Tubing Emitter Style Drip
Type of Pressure Regulator Needed 10 psi pressure regulator
Type of Poly Tubing to Use Use with 1/2" Poly Tubing
Emitter Style Drip
Type of Pressure Regulator Needed 10 psi pressure regulator

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Shipping Weight: 0.03 lbs. Dimensions: 2.25"L x 1.375"W x 1"H


So far, so good, but...

I used the tape for the first time yesterday. First: I did not experience leaking as other reviewers mentioned, and I'm pleased with the design of the tape so far. The lines I set up are working beautifully. But, I did have considerable trouble connecting the barb end fitting to 1/2 inch poly tubing. My punch simply did not make a big enough hole to accommodate the fitting. My husband used his pocket knife to very carefully expand the hole until the fitting snapped into place.
So - I'm please it works with no leaking, but it would be nice if the product description on the website made mention of the need to also obtain a larger-bore hole punch in order to make this work. Also - it isn't clear from the Peaceful Valley website if the $11.00 punch is any larger diameter than my old ones. I'm reluctant to pay for the product plus shipping in case there's no difference...

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I recently purchased the Drip Tape Loc Sleeve 1.4\' Barbed Fitting. Recently it has been snowing and I have not been able to set up my garden. I am looking forward to using this system.

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Sadly, these do leak like sieves. They are really bad. They leak more than a drip, it is a steady stream coming from each one. I bought all my supplies for my drip build at GrowOrganic.com so I know it is not that I got the "wrong" item.

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I bought all the pieces needed for a large garden drip tape installation. I was happy with all the components except for these. They leak like crazy! My garden beds are nice and moist from the drip tape but my walkways are flooded because of these fittings. The barb on the end is a bit larger than a normal 1/4 inch drip fitting but they weren't much more difficult then usual to press into the 1/2 inch tubing. I will probably toss the 50 fittings I bought and buy some from somewhere else. These are the first thing I purchased from GrowOrganic I was disappointed with.

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1st - do not even think about using these if you don't have a 1/4" punch. If you think you have a 1/4 inch punch, check and then check again then ask at least 3 people in the store to make sure you have a 1/4" punch. That big ole' green thing I just spent $10 on is not the thing despite what Trisha does. Just trying to insert these boogers in the header cost me hours of time and wrecked fingers and my children learned all sorts of new words. Also - they leak like sieves through the threads once you actually get it hooked up. Trisha must be a magician - I certainly don't have her touch.

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