How to Set up a Misting Pump How to Set up a Misting Pump
One of the many ways of keeping your garden well watered during the summer is to install a misting pump. These pumps allow a regular stream of water to be sprayed over your garden, and are reminiscent of the water spray pumps which are often seen in 80s and 90s films. The misting pump itself will not cost too much money, but sometimes the labor costs of installation can be very high. In order to get out of this, you should simply try and install the misting pump yourself.
Step 1 - Positioning the Misting Pump
The best way to start installing your misting pump is to work out the ideal position in the garden. Measure the area which the misting pump will need to cover, taking care to avoid water being sprayed on neighbor's lawns or public spaces. You need to ensure that you measure from the pressure pump forwards, taking care to note how many misting lines you will need. You can then begin to start laying out the mist lines on the floor,
Step 2 - Start Hanging the Lines
Once you know where the lines should go, you can then start installing the lines. In order to properly mist, they will need to be at least 8 feet above the ground, so you will need to make sure that they are properly hung and supported. These lines will be fitted with small clips which can be slid into place as and when you need, and then screwed down so that they lock tightly. You will also need to hang another set of lines and attach it to the top of your roof using a suitable screw. This should then be held in place with a clamp.
Step 3 - Joining the Pipes
Once the pipes have been hung, you will then need to join them together. Do this using a compression fitting. These will have nuts along the outside of the edge, which will create a tight seal with the items it is holding. Put the fitting into the ground, and lay it on its side. Slide the compression coupling onto the misting line, and tighten securely.
Step 4 - Securing the Fittings
Once you have all the fittings joined with the compression fittings, you can then connect the last part of the line, and attach a blind cap to the end. Use your wrench to tighten the connections so that the ends are secure, and then attach it to the pump using a clamp. Once you have done this, you can then add the pressure tubing from your kit to the pressure pump, and then push this down into the misting lines. Ensure that it is securely fitted to pump and the tubes. Once you have done this, turn on your water, and check all of the nozzles for signs of leaking. The nozzles on the tube will start bleeding, and your misting nozzles should then be connected to this. Repeat until you have no more nozzles left, and then turn off your water until you wish to mist your garden.