Fittings: This group of products connect runs of drip irrigation tubing to other runs, as well as PVC. Each manufacturer of drip tubing makes their own fittings, but some fittings can be used with any correctly-sized tubing.
See our collection of Drip Fittings.
Barb Fittings: Usually one-time use fittings that fit snugly inside drip tubing and grip the interior wall of the tubing. Once installed, they are very difficult to remove. Barb fittings are inexpensive and reasonably secure.
We carry Netafim Barb Fittings.
Compression Fittings: Usually one-time use fittings that fit over the exterior of drip tubing. Typically difficult to install, but easier to remove than barb fittings if you need to make a change.
We carry Rain Bird Easy-Fit Compression Fittings.
Locking Fittings: Allow for easy insertion of drip tubing into the fitting, then twist (lock) onto the outside of the tubing. The easiest kind of fittings to work with if your hands aren't strong, and they are also the easiest to move around if you need to.
We carry Agrifim Smart-Loc™ Fittings.
End-of-Line Fittings: Are tools to close the end of an irrigation line that doesn't loop back onto itself or end in a flush header. These come in several varieties including Figure-8, End Caps or End Plugs, and Manual Flush Valves.
End-of-Line Fittings are included on the Fittings pages.
Adapters: Connect drip tubing to PVC pipe, and sometimes to other fittings, like couplers. Some fittings come with threaded ends for use with PVC, but usually you'll need an adapter where you're connecting your drip line to the valve.
Adapters are included on the Fittings pages.
- Female Thread Adapters have threading on the inside.
- Male Thread Adapters have threading on the outside.
- Hose Thread Adapters have only a few threads (3-4)
- Pipe Thread Adapters have many threads (7-8)
Be sure to check you're getting the right adapters whether your options are hose vs pipe or male vs female and, of course, the correct size, 1/2" or 3/4" usually.