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.
- 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
Install completely around house in two zones with two timers.
Used to protect foundation in dry mths of central Texas.
Easy to work with.
over 2 years ago
1 year ago
over 3 years ago
The tubing is easy to install and works very well. I installed it on each side of a 240' row . I like it and would install it again.
over 2 years ago
1 year ago
You need to use a back flow device or vacuum breaker to prevent contaminating your household water supply also a pressure regulator with filter to prevent debris from clogging the emitters and lines should be flushed properly before use.
If you need more info on proper installation go to rain birds web site it will tell you all you need to know.
Look at this as an investment well worth the expense if you use this product you will be doing it right the first and last time.
Are you using this for over ground shrub watering or sub surface lawn?
Are you in Arizona or Minnesota?
Sorry, but no one answer for you. You need to stuffy the application.,
I will say this is a very high quality product that I would recommend.
WRT a related product: I use "Universal Fit" dripline fittings, and I prefer the I prefer the new DIG "screw down" 1/2" connectors (unions and T's) over the Rainbird "Quick-Connect" equivalents. (These are products which fit multiple sizes and multiple brands of "1/2" dripline.) The DIGs are black in the middle, with orange screw-down nuts to clamp down the dripline pipe ends, while the RB "quick-connect" series is all black, and depend on a lot of hand pressure (pushing the dripline pipe in) to make a good seal.
The DIG products can also be dis-assembled and re-used by cutting off a bit of the old dripline underneath the screw-down nut (after you've loosened it), while the Rainbird fittings can't be taken apart: after driplines have been inserted once, they're throw-aways if you need to modify the layout.