The Blumat 8mm Shut-Off Valve connects to the Blumat Tropf 8mm Tubing and is used to turn off the water supply from the water tank to the Blumat Tropf Sensors / “carrots”. This will enable you to easily adjust and maintain your Blumat Automatic Watering System when needed.
The valve can also be installed at the ends of supply lines to easily flush them out when needed.
The Blumat Tropf system works by using gravity and the capillary interaction between the soil and the orange Blumat clay “carrot” cones. When the soil or substrate is dry, it will create a suction inside the water filled cone tubes – opening the diaphragm at the top of the carrot and allowing water to drip from the tubing. Once the soil around the clay cone becomes moist, this suction will cease and close the diaphragm again.
This allows for each individual pot to be watered automatically only when needed, and a single Tropf system can have up to 500* watering points ! The “carrot” does the thinking for you !
Please note: The water tank must be at least 0.5 m higher than the Blumat Tropf system for every 5 m of tube but no more than 14 metres higher.
Blumat 8mm Shut-Off Valve a is key part of your custom-built Blumat Tropf Automatic Watering System