3d. Now we'll attach to the water
source. Mercifully, there is a standard
hose to ¼" compression adapter, so
you can connect the dripper to any
standard hose bib. Easy! Slide compression nut and sleeve over tubing.
Then put the tubing end in the hose
adapter. Tighten with 2 wrenches.
3e. Connect the needle valve. The ¼"
needle valve comes with compression
fittings that are tightened with the
same 2-wrench technique.
3f. The needle valve will slow the water
to a delightful, relaxing drip that would
drive you insane if it were coming from
the kitchen sink.
Drill a hole in back of the vertical
upright and feed the tubing through,
as seen in the illustration on page 73.
Q: This seems like an expensive project. How much is it
going to cost?
A: Actually, you can make it for under $100. The most
expensive item is the bamboo at a budget-busting $45 while the
bag of cement costs a mere $4. To save about $15, scavenge the
automatic ice maker copper tubing and needle valve hookup from
a trashed curbside refrigerator.