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Rain Bird XFS 16 mm Brown Dripline (18" Emitter Spacing) (.61 GPH) (500') | XFS-06-18-500

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XFS Subsurface Dripline

The Copper-Color Outside Ensures the Copper Chip is Inside!

Rain Bird's copper-colored XFS Dripline with Copper Shield for sub-surface drip irrigation is the latest innovation in the Rain Bird Xerigation Family. Rain Bird's patent-pending Copper Shield Technology protects the emitter from root intrusion, creating a long-lasting, low maintenance sub-surface drip irrigation system for use under turf grass or shrub and ground cover areas. Having the copper color outside ensures the copper chip is inside and that your dripline is protected from root intrusion. XFS Dripline with Copper Shield is perfect for small, narrow and tight planting areas, as well as areas with tight curves or many switchbacks. It accepts Rain Bird Easy Fit Compression Fittings, XFF Barbed Insert Fittings and other 17 mm barbed insert fittings.

Features / Benefits


  • Rain Bird's patent pending Copper Shield Technology protects the emitter from root intrusion without requiring EPA-approved handling procedures unlike some manufacturers who use harsh chemicals or treated filters to protect the emitter from root intrusion.
  • Through the use of a proprietary tubing material, XFS Dripline with Copper Shield is the most flexible dripline tubing in the industry making it the easiest sub-surface dripline to design with and install.
  • It accepts Rain Bird Easy Fit Compression Fittings, XF Dripline Barbed Insert Fittings and other 17 mm barbed insert fittings.
  • Rain Bird's low-profile emitter design reduces in-line pressure loss, allowing longer lateral runs, simplifying design and reducing installation time.
  • Variety of emitter flow rates, emitter spacing and coil lengths provide design flexibility for either sub-surface turf grass or sub-surface shrub and ground cover applications.


  • XFS with Copper Shield emitters are protected from root intrusion by Rain Bird's patent-pending Copper Shield Technology resulting in a system that does not require maintenance or replacement of chemicals to prevent root intrusion.
  • The pressure-compensating emitter design provides a consistent flow over the entire lateral length ensuring higher uniformity for increased reliability in the pressure range of 8.5 to 60 psi .
  • Five-year trade warranty. Seven-years on environmental stress cracking.


  • Dual-layered tubing (copper over black) provides unmatched resistance to chemicals, algae growth and UV damage.
  • Grit Tolerant: Rain Bird's proprietary emitter design resists clogging by use of an extra-wide flow path combined with a self-flushing action.

Operating Range

  • Pressure: 8.5 to 60 psi (,58 to 4,14 bar)
  • Flow rates: 0.6 and 0.9 gph (2,3 l/hr and 3,5 l/hr)
  • Temperature: Water: Up to 100°F (37,8° C) Ambient: Up to 125°F (51,7° C)
  • Required Filtration: 120 mesh


  • OD: 0.634"
  • ID: 0.536"
  • Thickness: 0.049"
  • 12", 18" (30,5 cm, 45,7 cm, 61,0 cm) spacing
  • Available in 100' and 500' (30,5 m and 152,4 m) coils
  • Coil Color: Copper

Manuals and Literature

Specifications Design Guide Charts
Purpose Or Function:
5 Years
Drip Line
Outer Diameter (in.):
Inner Diameter (in.):
Emitter Spacing (in.):
Size (in.):
16 mm
60 PSI
Rain Bird
Product Type:
Drip Line
Emitter Spacing:
Coil Length:
Tubing Size:
16 mm
Flow Rate:
0.61 GPH
Average Rating:
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Drip Tubing
Works great. Replaced my old black hose with punch in tips. This hose is maintenance free. I would recommend it to anyone that is installing sprinkler hose.
June 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
A good dripline.
Driplines are problematic. They are more fragile than sprinklers and have a shorter service life. On the plus side, they deliver water more efficiently.
I have used a variety of brands and Rain Bird XF series is the most reliable.
July 26, 2017
over 3 years ago
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What's the guarantee on the copper rainbird tubing?
A shopper on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Good morning, it has a five year warranty on the workmanship of product. if you need further assistance please contact us.